Amazon is hiring to fill more than 1,500 new full-time positions ahead of the launch of its upcoming fulfillment center in West Jordan. The company has also recently opened its new delivery station in Salt Lake City. With the opening of these new buildings, Amazon will grow to more than 5,000 full-time employees in Utah.
Employees at the new West Jordan location will play an integral role in customer fulfillment operations — receiving inventory, picking and shipping customer orders and supporting network logistics, the company said.
“We are thrilled to begin hiring for this fulfillment center, particularly because we are launching a brand-new service for customers here in Utah,” said Ben Anderson, site leader for the more than 1 million-square-foot facility. “Associates will pick, pack and ship large items such as bulk cleaning supplies and paper goods, pet food and supplies, patio furniture, baby strollers and outdoor sports equipment like kayaks, skis, and fishing gear. This is the first building of this type in Amazon’s Utah operations, which means customers will be able to get large items that much faster.”
In addition to Amazon’s minimum $15 wage, employees at the new fulfillment center and delivery station will receive benefits starting on Day One, including health, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match and up to 20 weeks paid parental leave.
As the company opens these facilities, it is reinforcing its commitment to keeping employees safe at work.
“We are doing everything we can to keep our employees as safe as possible as we prepare for the launch,” said Anderson. “In addition to following social distancing guidelines, employees are temperature-screened and provided with masks, which must be worn at all times in the building. We are taking all COVID-19 precautions into consideration. Amazon remains committed to the health and safety of our employees, partners and the customers we serve.”