At 7:33 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Amazon confirmed that its new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Patterson has shipped its first order—a curtain rod set—to a customer in Florida.
The Patterson site currently hosts more than 300 full-time employees to help pack and ship items to Amazon customers throughout the world. As an added holiday bonus, Amazon announced that they will be hiring more than 70,000 seasonal employees in order to meet customer demand during the holidays for their 89 global fulfillment centers.
Amazon claims that the median pay inside the fulfillment center is 30 percent higher than jobs in traditional retail stores, and include stock grants for full-time employees, as well as a comprehensive benefits package—comprised of health care and 401K options.
According to a release by Amazon, the retail giant also offers full-time employees programs like Career Choice, where it will 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.
It’s been leaked that since the program’s launch last year, employees have pursued a variety of degrees, including, game design, visual communications, nursing, IT programing and radiology.
To apply for a seasonal job at Amazon, please visit: www.AmazonFulfillmentCareers.com.
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