Amazon Plans To Hire 6,000 Full Time Warehouse Attendants

Tech giant Amazon is looking to put you to work.  The company is hiring 6,000 full-time workers across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S.

The workers will pick, pack and ship products to fulfill customer orders. Currently Amazon has about 50,000 full-time workers at the centers.

Amazon has been opening distribution centers across the country to speed up delivery times. Its $99 annual Prime membership service comes with free two-day delivery on many items.

The Seattle-based company employed about 154,100 full-time and part-time workers at the end of 2014.

Amazon in general has been expanding its Prime program's offerings to grow its membership with services such as grocery delivery, one-hour delivery in some cities, beefed-up video streaming and the creation of a Bluetooth speaker called the Echo that syncs with Prime music.

"Right now, we just have a pretty big hole to fill from an operations standpoint," Jason Muller, operations manger at Amazon, said at a Morning Call job fair at Coca-Cola Park earlier this month.

Muller didn't have a specific number of openings, but said pay starts at $12.50 an hour. Those chosen would become Amazon employees at the Breinigsville warehouse and would not be temporary positions, he said.



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