Ahead Of Pres. Obama’s Visit, Amazon Announces 7,000 New Jobs

Source: Joanna Stern / ABC News

On Tuesday President Obama will visit Amazon.com’s warehouse in Chattanooga, Tenn., to talk about job growth, but Amazon already has something to say.

The online shopping giant announced this morning that it will add 5,000 new jobs across its U.S. fulfillment warehouses where it packs and ships products that were purchased online. It will add an additional 2,000 customer service jobs.

“We’re hiring more than 5,000 people to join our team and help us continue to innovate and serve our customers,” Amazon’s Vice President of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark said in a statement. According to Amazon, the median pay at its fulfillment center is 30 percent higher than the pay for those who work in traditional retail stores. Amazon employs over 20,000 people at its U.S. fulfillment centers.

The job additions are not only spurred by Amazon’s growth as one of the largest online retailers, but also by new delivery services. The company has been beefing up its Local Express service, which offers same-day delivery in select markets, including Baltimore, Boston, New York City and Chicago. The company has also been testing its own grocery delivery service in Los Angeles and Seattle.

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