Amazon to hire hundreds of workers for new fulfillment center in Washington

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Mar 15, 2014 08:56 AM EDT is opening its fourth fulfillment center in Kent, Washington. The news comes just one day after the e-commerce giant announced an increase in its Prime service fee, according to VentureBeat.

Fox News cited Washington State Department of Commerce director Brian Bonlender saying of Amazon's new fulfillment center: "Amazon's latest expansion of their hometown footprint, bringing so many great jobs, is extremely important to help grow and diversify the Kent Valley economy."

Amazon also mentioned a few of the benefits that will be given to hired workers. These would include a 95% prepaid tuition for educational programs which are not related to Amazon careers, bonuses, stock awards, loans for advanced education, and other perks, Fox News detailed.

According to VentureBeat, the site at Washington spans 1 million square feet. The site in Dupont is almost completed and is now hiring workers who will pack and ship packages for its customers. Workers are paid an hourly fee of $12.25 plus additional benefits, the report said.

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