Amazon to open two centers, employ 2,000
Across the state, more than 15,000 full-time Amazon associates currently pick, pack and ship customer orders at the company’s nine existing Golden State fulfillment centers. A fulfillment center in Sacramento is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2017.
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one.
Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it 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.
Since the program’s launch, over 9,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few. ■