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Looking for a job? Amazon wants to hire 500 people at Macon job fair

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The Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 50 fulfillment centers, over 20 sortation centers and more than 90,000 full-time employees. Have a look around.
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The Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 50 fulfillment centers, over 20 sortation centers and more than 90,000 full-time employees. Have a look around.

Amazon’s fulfillment center in south Bibb County is looking to hire hundreds of employees and a team is coming to town to scope out potential applicants at a June 4 job fair, the company announced Friday.

About 500 positions, part-time and full-time, “will work alongside innovative technologies to pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, pet food and household goods,” according to an email Amazon sent to The Telegraph.

The hiring event, which also includes Tractor Supply Co. and Tyson Foods, is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway.

“A hiring team will be on site to speak to potential applicants, take information/resumes and answer questions about working at Amazon,” Rachael Lighty, regional manager for Amazon Operations, said in an email to The Telegraph. “Residents will be able to sign up for alerts and information to apply when hiring opens up in a few weeks.”

Minimum wage at Amazon is $15 per hour. Full-time employees receive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, a 50% matched 401(k) as well as up to 20 weeks for maternity and family leave, according to the company.

Amazon also has a program that pays up to 95% of tuition for full-time employees to take courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are related to their job at Amazon.

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