Amazon.com, Inc. has just brought 1,000 full time jobs to Illinois as it recently unveiled its plans to open a new Amazon fulfillment center in Joliet that would measure almost 500,000 square feet. Amazon Vice President of North America Operations Mike Roth said the company is excited to be able to offer “competitive wages and comprehensive benefits” to all of its new staff beginning Day One.
A Host of Employee Benefits Awaits
New Amazon employees in Joliet will be given health insurance, 401 (k) with 50% percent match, stock, bonuses and a whole lot of support. Moreover, Amazon will also offer hourly employees access to programs such as Career Choice, wherein Amazon will pre-pay as much as 95% of the employee’s tuition fee when taking courses that are related to fields that are in demand today. These include nursing, IT programming, game design and visual communications as well as radiology. It doesn’t even matter if the course is related to the Amazon business or not.
The new Amazon fulfillment center in Joliet will reportedly be processing a number of smaller items, including consumer goods, electronics and books. Every fulfillment center of Amazon’s aims to be “Earth’s most customer-centric company.”
There are several types of fulfillment associates in Amazon – full-time, part-time, seasonal and lead. Amazon says they tend to like their fulfillment associates to be “100 percent peculiar,” which means, just slightly different. Moreover, these associates should be able to meet deadlines and have complete commitment to customer service.
After all, Amazon says that their fulfillment associates are the ones responsible for creating the smile on a customers’ face the moment their package arrives.