|Amazon starts hiring for 1,500 full time positions|
|Tuesday, July 3, 2012|
Jobseekers in middle Tennessee are invited to begin applying at Tennessee Career Centers now for jobs at Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro.
These new fulfillment centers will fill customer orders for Amazon and the many third-party sellers from Tennessee and around the country that use fulfillment by Amazon. Amazon is working with Tennessee Career Centers to conduct initial screenings and scheduling of interviews to fill more than 1,500 full-time positions at their new facilities. Interviews will begin in July, so applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The facilities are expected to begin operations this fall.
“We’re very excited to partner with Amazon to help employ qualified Tennessee applicants at their fulfillment centers,” said Labor Commissioner Karla Davis. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our community.”
Warehouse associates pack and ship customer orders and are empowered to troubleshoot problems. Ideal candidates possesses a strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and a commitment to customer service as it relates to product fulfillment. Warehouse associates are expected to understand all aspects of production and adhere to strict safety, quality, and production standards.
• Must be at least 18 years old
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Willing to work all shifts
• Work overtime as required
• Read and take direction in English
• Pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check
• Must lift up to 49 pounds
• Stand / walk for shifts 10-12 hours long
• Willing to frequently push, pull, squat, bend and reach
Hourly Starting Pay Rate Range: $11.00 (Warehouse Position) to $13.00 (Lead Warehouse Position), plus shift differential, variable compensation pay, company stock, and comprehensive benefits.
With over 65,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has fulfillment centers in multiple states. Amazon already operates fulfillment centers in Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Lebanon, employing more than 2,500 workers.
Applications for Amazon jobs are available at the following middle Tennessee Career Center locations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning July 2 through July 13: Dickson, Franklin, Gallatin, Lebanon, McMinnville, Metro Center, Murfreesboro, and Nashville South. For contact information and directions to the Tennessee Career Center nearest you visit http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/cc/cccounty.shtml.