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Amazon to create 7,000 jobs in US

RBR Staff Writer Published 30 July 2013

Amazon.com, an American online retail giant, is gearing up to offer nearly 7,000 jobs across its US fulfillment network and customer service network in response to growing customer demand.

Of these proposed jobs, 5,000 are full-time jobs in fulfillment network across 17 cities, whose median pay will be 30% higher than that of employees working in traditional retail stores, excluding stock grants that full-time employees receive.

Remaining 2,000 customer service jobs include a mix of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions and the jobs include providing customer service for Amazon's millions of customers.

Amazon worldwide operations and customer service vice president Dave Clark said: "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."

The fulfillment center jobs are offered across the states of Delaware, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, while customer service jobs are across North Dakota, West Virginia, Washington, and Kentucky.

The e-Commerce major currently employs about 20,000 full-time employees across its US fulfillment centers.