Amazon Hiring 5,000 As It Builds Out Fulfillment Operation, But How Long Will They Stay

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Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) said on Monday that it's hiring 5,000 full-time workers, beginning now, to help build out its fulfillment network to meet growing customer demand.

In a press release, the company said it currently employees more than 20,000 workers in its fulfillment operations.

It added, "Median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores --and that doesn't even include the stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of 9 percent to base pay annually."

Those workers Amazon hires may want to take a look at a recent special report from Payscale showing that the company has the second-highest turnover rate of any Fortune 500 company.

 

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