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Amazon Adds 5,000 Jobs In U.S.

Amazon announced on Monday that it is creating over 5,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. across its fulfillment network, and it is starting the hiring process now. According to the company, its median pay is 30% higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores.

The jobs currently available are in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, Middletown, Delaware, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Charleston, South Carolina, Patterson, California Chester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona, Coppell, Texas San Antonio, Texas, Haslet, Texas San Bernardino, California, Hebron, Kentucky, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Indianapolis, Indiana, Tracy, Calif. and Jeffersonville, Indiana.

The jobs include stock grants, which Amazon says that over the past five years have added an average of 9% to base pay annually.

“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.”

Amazon currently employs over 20,000 full-time employees at its U.S. fulfillment centers alone. In the last year, the company has opened eight fulfillment centers in the U.S., and has already added thousands of jobs as a result.

The company is also hiring for 2,000 jobs in its customer service network (a mix of part-time and full-time positions) in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kennewick, Washington, Huntington, West Virginia, and Winchester, Kentucky.

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