Applicants line up in Kenosha for "Amazon Jobs Day"

1,500 jobs available at fulfillment center
Posted at 6:05 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 14:20:10-04

Expect long lines Wednesday in Kenosha when the Amazon Fulfillment Center hosts a job hiring event.

The company is looking to add 1,500 jobs at the Kenosha location and 50,000 across the country as part of “Amazon Jobs Day.”

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the company will be hiring individuals on the spot.

“We’re inviting candidates to come on down and take a look at our fulfillment center and tour it and see what it’s like to work at Amazon,” Amazon’s Alyssa Tran said.
“Kenosha has a great talent here so we’re excited to add more jobs into the community and the economy here. It has a great strong labor market so we’re excited to hire these great talented people into our fulfillment center.”

The job fairs are being held at 10 fulfillment centers across the U.S.

Many of the positions, which were first announced earlier this year, will work in packing, sorting and customer service at the company's fulfillment centers. Some managerial positions are available as well, according to a release.
Full-time jobs at Amazon offer health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. Part-time employees who work more than 20 hours per week, meanwhile, can get life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance and funding toward medical insurance, according to the company.

In January, Amazon announced plans to add more than 100,000 full-time jobs over the next year and a half, bringing its total U.S. work force to 280,000. Most of the new full-time jobs will be in warehouses and answering phones.

The company also announced in April that it would hire more than 30,000 part-time workers over the next year for mostly warehouse roles.