Amazon looks to fill 800+ full-time jobs at new Salem center

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Amazon has a $15 minimum wage

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FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2010, file photo, an Amazon.com package awaits delivery from UPS in Palo Alto, Calif. Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything delivered in two days, announced Thursday, April 25, 2019, that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its Prime members on most items. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, […]

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — Amazon is looking to hire more than 800 people before the official launch of its fulfillment center in Salem.

Employees will pick, pack and ship large items to customers. While the Salem area has an $11.25 minimum wage, Amazon has a $15 minimum wage. A spokesperson also says the company offers full-time employees benefits including comprehensive healthcare from day one, 401(k), up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and a Career Choice program that pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.

According to Amazon, anyone interested should apply at www.amazon.com/salemjobs or text SALEMNOW to 77088.

Taxpayers are helping pay for Amazon’s 1-million-square-foot building, according to The Statesman Journal. When plans for the warehouse were unveiled in 2017, economic development officials noted the site would be eligible for upwards of $3.7 million in tax incentives over three years.

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