HEBRON, Ky. — Amazon has begun hiring workers at its new Amazon Air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the company announced Wednesday morning. The company expects to create over 2,000 new, full-time jobs at the state-of-the-art facility, which is being constructed in phases.
Employees will join more than 18,000 full- and part-time Amazon employees already working across the state of Kentucky. All Amazon employees at this site — whether full-time or part-time — receive a $17.50/hour minimum wage and comprehensive benefits that start on day one, and a sign-on bonus up to $2,000. Employees will work alongside innovative technologies in a variety of functions, from intricately loading and unloading aircraft to sorting packages for onward transport.
Amazon Air’s hub, which is located on the south side of the airport campus, will open later this year as part of the company’s commitment to ensure fast, free shipping for customers. The facility will also feature initial operational capability, including the construction of a new ramp for aircraft parking, vehicle parking lots, and a sortation building, as well as local roadway improvements. This project involves a total estimated $1.5 billion investment in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.
“The Amazon Air hub is a tremendous advantage for the Cincinnati region – for our residents looking for career development and advancement opportunities,” said Lee Crume, president and CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, the region’s economic development company. “The hub is also an asset for Northern Kentucky’s business attraction efforts – it will lead to growth and diversity in our economy and Tri-ED bringing innovative companies to our region.”
Amazon’s decision to locate in NKY has attracted other economic development, he said. Several manufacturers have announced they will locate in NKY to be closer to the hub – the only one Amazon has opened like it in the world. The hub’s operations were designed with employees in mind – with natural light and views of the planes and runways at CVG, Crume said.
“Demand for air cargo services continues to make Kentucky a top location for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers needing fast and reliable access to global markets,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “We value Amazon’s longstanding partnership and look forward to the success of its Amazon Air cargo hub at CVG.”
Air hub job candidates must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and have a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered. All interested candidates can learn more and apply online at www.amazon.com/aircvg.