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Amazon to add 3,000 new jobs in Kentucky operations

Retail giant announces plans to hire 125,000 employees across U.S.

HEBRON, Ky. – Amazon is adding 3,000 new employees in its Kentucky operations, the company announced Tuesday. The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour—and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations, along comprehensive benefits for full-time employees.

Positions are available in Lexington, Shepherdsville, Erlanger and Hebron. The announcement is part of Amazon’s plan to hire 125,000 employees in cities and towns across America. Learn more at amazon.com/apply. Hiring is already underway. These jobs are in addition to the 2,000 Amazon Air jobs at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) that were announced in May, said Andre Woodson, Amazon spokesperson for Kentucky.

In 2021, Amazon opened over three new facilities in Kentucky – a sortation center, an air hub and a delivery station – and will open one more building in September. These are investments that can unlock opportunity, helping to revitalize cities and neighborhoods, Amazon said in a press release.

Amazon has 3,000 job openings in Kentucky.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired over 450,000 people in the U.S., and one-in-10 hourly employees who have been with the company six months or longer have been promoted. Amazon is now the largest job creator in the U.S. and was recently named by LinkedIn as the No. 1 company where Americans want to work and develop their careers, Amazon said.

“We are proud to offer opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds, from furloughed workers to former military personnel,” said Dave Clark, CEO Worldwide Consumer at Amazon. “We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and want our employees to succeed and thrive. Whether you’re looking for a short-term job to make money for the holidays or a long-term career, you’re welcome here, and we look forward to having you on our team.”

In addition to hiring employees for its operations, Amazon is also supporting the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and helping to create tens of thousands of additional jobs, including many in Kentucky. Amazon works with more than 2,500 delivery service partners, enabling these aspiring entrepreneurs to build their own delivery companies by leveraging Amazon’s experience in operations and logistics. These partners plan to hire more than 50,000 delivery associates by the end of the year. Interested applicants can find out more information here.

To help job seekers around the country, Amazon is hosting a Career Day on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The free virtual event will offer 20,000 individual career-coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job, as well as thousands of additional sessions for Amazon employees looking to transition to higher-paying roles within the company or elsewhere. Attendees will have access to personalized career coaching, insights, advice and learning opportunities from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and industry-leading experts, and tactical training through coding workshops and breakout sessions. The event is open to all, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background. Registration is free.

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