Amazon is now accepting functions for jobs at two new Birmingham-area services, that are anticipated to open subsequent yr.
The net retail big says its Amazon Logistics arm has signed a lease to open two new supply stations in central Alabama, one in Birmingham and one in Bessemer. The supply stations would be the final cease for packages coming from the corporate’s new Bessemer fulfillment center earlier than being delivered within the Birmingham space.
These can apply at www.amazon.com/jobs.
The corporate stated in a information launch that these two new services will create “lots of of full and part-time affiliate jobs, all paying a minimum of $15 per hour, along with lots of of driver alternatives for Amazon’s Supply Service Companions and Amazon Flex drivers.”
The Amazon middle in Birmingham is predicted to convey 300 full-time jobs and greater than 1,000 part-time jobs, whereas the Bessemer success middle employs greater than 1,500 full-time staff. Packages destined to be delivered will arrive boxed and prepared for van supply to addresses throughout the Birmingham space.
“Amazon’s announcement alerts the resilience of our financial system and the emergence of Birmingham as a logistics hub within the Southeast,” Birmingham Mayo Randall Woodfin stated in a information launch. “It goes on to our precedence of job creation. It additionally offers a terrific alternative to redevelop this strategic district of our metropolis.”
The supply stations set to open in Alabama “energy the final mile of our order course of and assist velocity up deliveries for purchasers,” the corporate stated. Packages are shipped to a supply station from neighboring Amazon success and sortation facilities, loaded into supply autos and delivered to prospects.
As well as, the corporate says it should rent unbiased contractors as supply drivers by way of a program referred to as Amazon Flex.