Amazon to add 100 jobs
by BRIAN GRAVES Banner Staff Writer
Jun 12, 2014 | 1089 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Amazon facility in Charleston is seeking to fill 100 full-time positions with benefits at its Charleston fulfillment center.

Nina Lindsey, Amazon spokesman, said the hiring is in order to meet growing customer demand.

“Amazon’s announcement of more than 100 new full-time jobs at the Charleston fulfillment center, with the comprehensive benefits that come along with them, including health insurance, 401(k) and pre-payment for college tuition, is exciting and welcome news,” said Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis.

“During the past few years we have seen the unemployment rate in the county drop considerably, due in part to Amazon. We are grateful for their continued investment in the community.”

The Charleston facility first opened in September 2011 when it shipped its first order, a Bumbo baby seat, to a customer in South Carolina.

The hourly positions will pick, pack and ship customer orders. In addition to competitive wages, employees are immediately eligible for comprehensive benefits that include health insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stock awards and a network of support to ensure employees succeed.

Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-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.