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Amazon adding hundreds of jobs at Lexington County fulfillment center

Staff Report
Published April 24, 2013

Amazon announced Wednesday plans to hire for hundreds of positions at its Lexington County fulfillment center.

The number of new positions for Lexington County was not disclosed. No new positions were announced today for Amazon’s Spartanburg County fulfillment center, although more seasonal positions are anticipated later this year, according to spokesman Dave Wilson.

The Spartanburg site currently employs 390 people. The Lexington County site currently employs more than 1,000 people. The company is on target to hit its 2,000 jobs mark, Wilson said, which is a part of its sales-tax-collection exemption that was approved by the S.C. Legislature in 2011.

The new hourly positions in Lexington County will pick, pack and ship customer orders. The starting salary is $11 an hour with bonuses possible. All employees will receive a benefits package that includes health insurance and company stock awards.

The 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Lexington County held its grand opening in July 2012, about nine months after shipping out its first order. The fulfillment center handles smaller products like electronics, DVDs and books. Apply here.

The 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Spartanburg County opened in fall 2012 and held its grand opening in March. It handles larger products like kayaks, TVs, mattresses and exercise equipment.

Previous coverage

Amazon opens doors to Spartanburg facility
Amazon hiring thousands of seasonal workers
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Amazon expands footprint in South Carolina
Amazon to open in Spartanburg this fall
Amazon opens Cayce distribution center
Amazon gets back to work on center
Amazon tax provision moves one step closer to Haley's desk
S.C. House reverses and approves tax-collection exemption for Amazon

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