Amazon is creating more than 5,000 new full-time jobs in its U.S. fulfillment network to meet growing customer demand, adding to its current 20,000-plus workers at those centers.
The Internet retailing giant has created thousands of jobs across its fulfillment center and customer service networks in recent years. In the last year alone, Amazon opened eight fulfillment centers in the U.S. The more than 5,000 jobs now available across the fulfillment network include picking, packing and shipping customer orders.
The Internet retailing giant is also hiring for more than 2,000 jobs across its customer service network, which include a mix of full-time, part-time, seasonal and work from home positions.
“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, in a statement. Amazon is also sweetening the pot for potential employees by offering programs that include paying up to 95 percent of eligible employees’ tuition regardless of whether the skills they learn are relevant to a career at Amazon, Clark said.