Amazon Hiring Now: Creates 2,500 Full-Time Jobs with Comprehensive Benefits Across its U.S. Fulfillment Network

In 2013, Amazon Hired More Than 20,000 Employees into Full-Time Jobs at its U.S. Fulfillment Centers; More Than Half of Those Hired Started as Seasonal Employees

SEATTLE--()--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it is hiring for more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs across its growing U.S. fulfillment network. Median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than traditional retail jobs. In addition to highly competitive wages, Amazon also offers employees comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards.

“Last year, we hired more than 20,000 people into full-time jobs across our U.S. fulfillment centers – with more than half starting as seasonal employees,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “Today, we’re excited to announce 2,500 full-time jobs, bringing new employment opportunities to local communities across the country.”

Fulfillment center jobs picking, packing and shipping customer orders are currently available in:

• Chester, Va.

     

• Dupont, Wash.

• Coffeyville, Kan.

• Murfreesboro, Tenn.

• Columbia, S.C.

• Petersburg, Va.

 

Amazon offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare starting on day one of employment, 401(k) matching, performance-based bonuses and its Career Choice program where the company pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for eligible employees to go back to school regardless of whether or not the skills they learn are relevant to a career at Amazon.

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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