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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Amazon creating thousands of seasonal jobs for 2014 holiday rush will be adding 80,000 seasonal positions this holiday season, nation-wide/Amazon

The e-retail giant Amazon has announced it is seeking to fill some 80,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment and sortation centers around the U.S., including thousands at their Kentucky facilities, in an effort to meet rising customer demand during the holiday season.

Amazon operates a fulfillment center in Hebron.

According to a news release, thousands of last year's seasonal hires were ultimately offered full-time roles, post-holiday. Amazon expects to do the same this year.

Amazon currently operates over 50 fulfillment centers in the U.S., with reported plans to add more sorting facilities by the end of this year.

“So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees in the U.S. into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. 

According to the release, the new sorting facilities are behind a number of new Amazon offerings, such as Sunday delivery, later cut-off ordering times, and more control over packages throughout the delivery process.

Amazon also offers regular full-time employees educational incentives, 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.

Applicants can apply online at

- via Amazon

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