NOW: Amazon begins hiring 1,500 in Pima County

NOW: Amazon begins hiring 1,500 in Pima County
In this Dec. 5, 2018, photo a box is scanned and weighed before at the Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island borough of New York. Amazon reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Source: Mary Altaffer)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Amazon is now hiring more than 1,500 people in Pima County for the Tucson Fulfillment Center.

Candidates can apply online HERE for full-time and flexible part-time positions.

At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers like books, electronics or consumer goods. Associates will work alongside innovative technologies, including Amazon robotics that will be used on a daily basis to fulfill customer orders.

In addition to Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, full-time employees are immediately eligible for industry-leading benefits which include comprehensive healthcare from Day 1, 401(k) with 50 percent match, up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave and Amazon’s Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses in high-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Candidates can apply online HERE.

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