SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City.
“We are excited to continue growing our team with the first fulfillment center in Utah,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations. “In Utah, there are already more than 30,000 authors, sellers, and developers growing their businesses and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services. This new facility will enable us to better serve customers and improve Prime membership benefits.”
Amazon employees at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
“We applaud Amazon’s decision to invest in Utah,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “The state of Utah’s talented workforce and business-friendly environment allows innovative companies like Amazon to thrive. Their investment in Salt Lake City’s Northwest Quadrant will be a significant economic driver to attract new high-paying jobs and diversify our economy.”
“We extend a warm welcome to Amazon and its new fulfillment center,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “We consider this a perfect pairing, as Amazon and Salt Lake City are both known for our customer service and ease of doing business. We are very excited for the 1,500 new full-time jobs Amazon will create in our community, and look forward to a long future of working together.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, more than 9,000 employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
The project is being developed in a partnership between Seefried Industrial Properties and an affiliate of USAA Real Estate Company.
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