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Amazon Accepting Applications for 250 Warehouse Jobs in Chattanooga

Friday, September 21, 2012 | 11:27am


NASHVILLE – Jobseekers in east Tennessee are invited to begin applying at Tennessee Career Centers on Monday, September 24th, for jobs at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Chattanooga. This fulfillment center will fill customer orders for Amazon and the many third-party sellers from Tennessee and around the country that use fulfillment by Amazon. Amazon is working with Tennessee Career Centers to conduct initial screenings to fill more than 250 full-time positions at their facility.  Interviews will begin right away, so applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

“We’re very excited to partner with Amazon to help employ qualified Tennessee applicants at their fulfillment centers,” said Labor Commissioner Karla Davis. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our community.”

Warehouse associates pack and ship customer orders and are empowered to troubleshoot problems. Ideal candidates possesses a strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and a commitment to customer service as it relates to product fulfillment. Warehouse associates are expected to understand all aspects of production and adhere to strict safety, quality, and production standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Willing to work all shifts
  • Work overtime as required
  • Read and take direction in English
  • Pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Must lift up to 49 pounds
  • Stand / walk for shifts 10-12 hours long
  • Willing to frequently push, pull, squat, bend and reach

Hourly Starting Pay Rate Range: $11.00 (Warehouse Position), plus shift differential, variable compensation pay, company stock, and comprehensive benefits.

With over 65,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has fulfillment centers in multiple states. Amazon operates fulfillment centers in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Lebanon, and Murfreesboro, employing more than 2,500 workers.

Applications for Amazon jobs will be made available at both the Chattanooga and Athens Career Center locations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning September 24 through September 28. For contact information and directions to the Tennessee Career Center nearest you visit

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