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Amazon adding 5,000 new jobs across the US, including Chattanooga and Murfreesboro


As Chattanooga prepares for President Barack Obama to speak at the Amazon FulFillment Center, the online giant Amazon tells Channel 3 that they will be adding more than 5,000 new full-time jobs across the United States. 

"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."

According to Amazon, the positions pay 30% more than traditional retail jobs and include comprehensive benefits beginning on an employee's first day, including healthcare, 401K and company stock awards. 

The new jobs include picking, packing and shipping customer orders while working with high-end, state of the art technology.

Amazon employs over 20,000 full-time employees in its U.S. fulfillment centers, with four in the state of Tennessee; Chattanooga, Charleston, Lebanon and Murfreesboro.

Amazon shares hit a record high Friday after quarterly results showed investor optimism, despite the company's second-quarter net-loss and a weaker growth in the international market.

The stock rose 2.7% to $311.70 Friday afternoon after the record price of $313.62 shown earlier in the day. 

The company continues to expand its footprint and opened eight fulfillment centers in the U.S. in 2012.

Fulfillment network jobs are currently available in: 
  • Breinigsville, PA 
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Charleston, SC
  • Chester, VA
  • Coppell, TX
  • Haslet, TX 
  • Hebron, KY 
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jeffersonville, IN
  • Middletown, DE
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Patterson, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Antonio, TX 
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Tracy, CA
Candidates can learn more about the open positions and apply online here

Amazon is also currently hiring for more than 2,000 jobs across its customer service network, which include a mix of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. Amazon customer service jobs include providing customer service for Amazon's millions of customers. Jobs are currently available at customer service centers in:
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Huntington, WV
  • Kennewick, WA
  • Winchester, KY
Work from home positions on Amazon's customer service team are currently available in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.  Candidates can learn more about the open positions and apply online here.


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