Amazon.com Inc unveiled a new hiring program on Monday, which includes more than 5,000 new full-time jobs in its U.S. fulfillment network to meet growing
Amazon.com's announcement comes ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama to
one of the Internet retailer's giant distribution warehouses this week.
Amazon is looking to fill more than 5,000 new full-time jobs at 17 of its
fulfillment centers across the United States. The company has been building lots
of new fulfillment centers closer to customers in recent years as the company
tries to speed up delivery of online orders and reduce shipping costs.
Amazon needs a lot of workers to pick, pack and ship orders alongside high tech
robots that whiz around its warehouses.
"We?re hiring more than 5,000 people to join our team and help us continue to
innovate and serve our customers," said Dave Clark, vice president of worldwide
operations and customer service at Amazon. "We're focused on sustained
innovation across Amazon and want to help our employees succeed - whether at
Amazon or elsewhere - so we offer programs like Career Choice, where we'll pay for
up to 95% of eligible employees' tuition regardless of whether the skills they
learn are relevant to a career at Amazon."