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Amazon hiring 1,000 workers
Amazon is hiring for its Gaines Township fulfillment center ahead of opening day.
Amazon is now hiring for more than 1,000 full-time positions ahead of the official launch of its more than 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center at 4500 68th St. SE in Gaines Township.
The company expects the new fulfillment center to open within the next couple of months.
In addition to a $15 minimum wage, Amazon promises full-time employees comprehensive health care from day one, 401(k) with 50% match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and Amazon’s Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.
Job candidates must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered.
Interested candidates can apply online at http://www.amazon.com/grandrapidsjobs where they can indicate a shift preference and select an appointment time to attend an upcoming hiring event and orientation.
Amazon plans to invest $150 million in the new fulfillment center, according to an earlier Business Journal report. Atlanta-based Seefried Industrial Properties is serving as third-party developer for the project.