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Amazon begins hiring for 1,500

Amazon begins hiring for 1,500

July 30, 2019

Call it a Prime opportunity.

Amazon announced Monday it will be accepting applications from Aug. 2 to Sept. 19 for more than 1,500 warehouse jobs at the company’s new fulfillment center at 9201 S Portland in Oklahoma City.

Compensation is expected to range from $15 to $17.80 per hour, plus a variety of benefits. 

The 1,500 jobs are part of what the tech giant estimates will be about 1,750 full-time jobs and $146 million in capital investment over the next five years.

Amazon already has a Delivery Center open at 4401 E Hefner Road, and a Sortation Center at SW 15 and Council Road. Sortation centers are used to organize packaged items before being shipped to delivery centers, where those packages are sent out for what Amazon calls “last-mile delivery.”

When the Amazon Fulfillment Center opens, same-day shipping on some items will be offered within a 40-mile radius of the existing Delivery Center, according to Amazon officials. The facility is expected to open later this year.

Earlier this year, the Oklahoma City council gave approval to award Amazon $1 million in job-creation incentives and agreed to spend up to $700,000 on road and other improvements along SW 89, Portland and Interstate 44.

The job-creation incentives were for 53 managerial jobs whose first-year wage is estimated to be $60,000, but those jobs are not included in the estimated 1,750 figure.

Estimated economic impact of the incentivized portion of the project is $9.5 million over the first two years of operation.

Local sales tax and property revenue is estimated at $2.6 million over the first two years. Estimated economic impact of the entire Amazon project for the first two years exceeds $129 million. 

Amazon announced earlier this year it plans to add a second Oklahoma fulfillment center in Tulsa.

Similar in size, the company expects to employ about 1,500. A report by The Tulsa World revealed the facility will be built on an 82-acre property near 43rd Street North and 129th East Ave. and includes an estimated $130 million capital investment. 

Job hunters interested in the positions can find listings online at amazon.com/okcjobs.

Original article can be found here

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