Hiring Underway At Amazon Fulfillment Center In Kernersville

Hiring Underway At Amazon Fulfillment Center In Kernersville

11:03am Jul 08, 2020
Items are readied for shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center In DuPont, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Amazon has begun the hiring process for a new fulfillment center in Kernersville, where it expects to fill over 1,000 full-time positions. 

While the company has not announced when the center will open, a spokesperson tells the Winston-Salem Journal that hiring generally begins a few weeks prior to launch. The facility is expected to be at full operation in time for the 2020 holiday season.

Amazon will hire employees to pick, pack, and ship items at a starting pay of $15 an hour. There will also be several hundred delivery-related positions with a higher hourly wage.

There has been concern about coronavirus spread in some Amazon centers, mostly in the New York and New Jersey areas.

The company released a statement saying it has invested heavily in COVID-19 related safety measures that include temperature checks, masks, gloves, sanitation stations, and enhanced cleaning.

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