Amazon.com looks to fill 7,000 jobs

Associated Press file photo by ROSS D. FRANKLIN -- A view inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com distribution and fulfillment center warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz., in a 2009 photo. Amazon.com Inc. says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its customer service division. The company says it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders.  Show caption
Associated Press file photo by ROSS D. FRANKLIN -- A view inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com distribution and fulfillment center warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz., in a 2009 photo. Amazon.com Inc. says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its customer service division. The company says it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders.

Amazon.com Inc. said it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders and in its customer service division.

The company said Monday it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its distribution centers, which employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders.

The world’s largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment, a strategy meant to help the business grow, but one that has also weighed on profit margins. The company said last week it lost money in the second quarter, even as revenue increased.

Distribution center jobs are available in Phoenix; Middletown, Del.; Patterson, San Bernardino and Tracy, Calif.; Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, Ind.; Hebron, Ky.; Breinigsville, Pa.; Charleston and Spartanburg, S.C.; Chattanooga and Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Coppell, Haslet and San Antonio, Texas; and Chester, Va.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Chattanooga facility Tuesday, according to the White House.

The company is adding 2,000 jobs in customer service, including full-time, part-time and seasonal. Jobs are available in Winchester, Ky.; Grand Forks, N.D.; Kennewick, Wash.; and Huntington, W.Va.

Work from home positions are available in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

More information is at www.workatamazonfulfillment.com and www.amazon.com/csjobs.

Amazon shares fell $5.91 on Monday to close at $306.10.