Online retail juggernaut Amazon has just announced plans to hire over 3,500 new workers around the Charlotte region.
They will be looking for new fulfillment and transportation employees and will be offering a starting pay of at least $15/hr and a $1,000 sign-on bonus.
The new jobs will be coming from their giant new fulfillment center in Pineville as well as 2 new Charlotte delivery stations on Beam Rd and Old Statesville Rd.
This new expansion is in line with Amazon’s recent moves to invest heavily in its order-fulfillment capabilities, opening more warehouses and expanding same-day delivery. They currently operate 48.3 million square feet in North America, in 96 total distribution centers.
The increased investments make sense when you consider that Amazon spent $8.6 billion on order fulfillment last year, which was almost double the $4.6 billion the company spent on order fulfillment in 2019.
Their new expansion tactics will allow them to cut out UPS and FedEx and their distribution networks. Once they complete their own full-scale distribution network, Amazon will be able to keep goods in its network until they’re almost at their destination, then use the U.S. Postal Service for the last leg of delivery. They have even been talking about even using flying drones to deliver the goods to their clients door steps in the near future.
You can now browse all job openings around the greater Charlotte region here –amazon.com/apply.