Amazon is hiring another 450 workers at its distribution center in Haslet as part of a wave of jobs being added at nearly 20 distribution centers in the U.S.
Altogether, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant said it will hire 6,000 workers in 19 communities to pick, pack and ship products to fulfill customer orders. Currently Amazon has about 50,000 full-time workers at the centers. To apply for a job, go online to http://www.amazonfulfillmentcareers.com/opportunities/warehouse-associate/.
The Haslet distribution center, which opened in 2013 along Westport Parkway in the AllianceTexas development, has been growing rapidly, having added 900 workers already this year. It now employs more than 2,000 hourly associates.
The 1.1-million-square-foot facility handles small items such as books, DVDs and beauty products, while a second area distribution center in Coppell fulfills orders for bigger items such as televisions.
Amazon has been opening distribution centers across the country in order to speed up delivery times. Its $99 annual Prime membership service comes with free two-day delivery on many items. The employed about 154,100 full-time and part-time workers in total at the end of 2014.
Amazon in general has been expanding its Prime program’s offerings in an effort to grow its membership with services such as grocery delivery, one-hour delivery in some cities, beefed up video streaming and the creation of a Bluetooth speaker called the Echo that syncs with Prime music
In addition to Haslet, jobs are being added at centers in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.