Amazon hiring 850 holiday employees in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Amazon plans to hire 850 part-time workers for the holiday season to handle electronic and apparel merchandise at its East Point distribution center near Atlanta.

Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is helping Amazon recruit workers. The recruitment is being conducted online.

Pay for the part-time jobs is $10.25 an hour.

Workers must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma.

While no previous experience is required, applicants must be able to work all shifts, work overtime as required, read and take directions in English, must be able to lift up to 49 pounds, and must be able to stand and walk for up to 10 hours. Also, they must be able to push, pull, squat, and bend to reach the merchandise. Additional qualifications are available online.

Job seekers can go here to see a complete list of qualifications and to request a referral. Applicants should look under Online Services, click Find a Job, then Georgia Job Openings and enter job order number 8343133. They may also visit a GDOL career center to request a referral.

GDOL staff will screen applicants and refer qualified applicants to Amazon. The company will then select applicants to be invited to a hiring event that is “by invitation only.”

Source: Georgia Department of Labor

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