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For the past year, some of the most asked questions have been. “When is Amazon going to start hiring for their new fulfillment center in Bessemer ?” & “How do I apply ?” This morning at the Bessemer City Council planning session, we got a little closer to some of those answers. Members from Amazon were on hand to give out some information. The biggest takeaway was information on how to be the first to know about new opportunities to work for Amazon in the Birmingham area. If you want to be the first to know about new opportunities to work for Amazon at the new fulfillment center, text BHMNOW to 77088. To learn more about working at the Amazon fulfillment center, interested candidates can visit

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. Amazon also offers generous maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, more than 16,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming, and radiology, to name a few.

The state-of-the-art facility is Amazon’s first fulfillment center in Alabama, which will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs, with benefits starting on day one. Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fulfillment center will work alongside innovative technology created by Amazon Robotics. Amazon’s advanced technologies and robotics help employees complete jobs in a more efficient manner. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship small items to customers such as books, household items, and toys.

The fulfillment center is expected to open in the next few month and Amazon will be making a big push in the hiring process. So to be in the know text BHMNOW to 77088.