Amazon job appointments filling up fast
by Joel Danoy
Jul 11, 2013 | 10960 views | 10 10 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Construction crews work on one of the walls going up Monday, May 13, at a fulfillment center for Amazon.com Inc. off Chrisman Road south of Grant Line Road. Crews began raising walls of the 1-million-square-foot distribution hub April 25. The center is slated to open in the fall.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Construction crews work on one of the walls going up Monday, May 13, at a fulfillment center for Amazon.com Inc. off Chrisman Road south of Grant Line Road. Crews began raising walls of the 1-million-square-foot distribution hub April 25. The center is slated to open in the fall. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Limited spaces remain for two Amazon.com application events hosted by the City of Tracy and San Joaquin County WorkNet for positions at the online retailer’s 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center expected to open this fall.

The events are being held on Tuesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. at WorkNet, 543 W. Grant Line Rd., according to a press release from the city of Tracy.

Amie Mendes, a development analyst for the city of Tracy, said Thursday, July 11, there are 96 available spots for the two-day event. All 48 spots on Tuesday are filled, however as of Thursday afternoon, there were around 35 spots remaining, Mendes said.

These application events are for people who don’t have access to a computer.

Since Amazon only accepts online applications, WorkNet staff will offer assistance with the online process.

Mendes noted that no Amazon representatives will be at either event.

Interested applicants must make an appointment by calling 831-6170. Walk-ins are not accepted. Candidates must bring a copy of their high school diploma and a resume.

Two hourly positions are being offered — fulfillment associate and lead fulfillment associate.

Job duties include picking, packing and shipping, and available benefits include medical, dental, vision and a 401(k) savings plan.

The opening of the fulfillment center is expected to generate “hundreds” of jobs, the release states, however it’s unclear how many job openings are currently available.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old, pass a post offer, pre-employment drug test, be able to lift 49 pounds and willing to stand or walk for a 10 to 12 hour shift, the release states.

The fulfillment center is opening in the Northeast Industrial area off Chrisman Road, south of Grant Line Road.

For more information on openings or for applications, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com



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Sneaky
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July 13, 2013
"The opening of the fulfillment center is expected to generate “hundreds” of jobs"

Interesting. Anyone else remember all the articles saying that it would bring 1000 jobs?
mrmnfallacy
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July 12, 2013
...maybe an opportunity for all of those stay at home TCY dads around town to get up off their rumps and WORK instead of wearing women's underwear, skin care products, and perfume, making babies all year long, and having their wives and/or girlfriends support them. A situation like this decades ago would have automatically classified a stay at home dad as a fairy. Now they're called baby daddies. Perhaps we should no longer wonder why prop 8 was over-ruled in CA?
tracyrep
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July 11, 2013
Contrary to what has been posted, Amazon's facility will be air conditioned....all 1 million square feet (unlike most warehouses in Tracy). In addition, Amazon offers a very impressive incentive package, including medical/dental/vision, 401k, bonuses, etc. They treat their employees well, and many employees in the company have moved from these $13.50/hour positions to management level jobs. They are a good employer - it is unfortunate to see such negativity below.
backinblack
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July 11, 2013
Gee what a surprise, Chris Roberts being negative and complaining about something.

You should wise up, as others have already stated every worker cannot start at the top. Brother I started 36 years ago pushing broom for $2.35 an hour. I busted my a** learning my trade and becoming one of the best, getting raises and moving up to management then on to owning a business.

I like many other tradesmen worked in heat, rain, wind, whatever. We never complained, all we did was look for a way to get the job done and done right. I can't think of a single successful person I know who went in thinking about how much they were making. It was all about busting it day in and day out, get good, work hard, and the money will take care of itself.

No offense as it is what it is, but your attitude and thinking is part of why this once great country is declining at an alarming rate. I don't have a clue as to how old you are but back in my day you wouldn't have made it in the job world because back then nobody hired whiners. If someone like you ever complained about working in the heat or having to work OT, you'd be out on your a**. Don't like it here, no problem, hit the road bud.
Hahahahahaha
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July 11, 2013
"I don't have a clue as to how old you are ..."

29
mrmnfallacy
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July 11, 2013
Easy there folks. Many of us started jobs decades ago without heat or AC at wages far less than $13/hr to help build work experience. With additional experience, a college education, and a good attitude, many of us are now light years ahead of $13/hr. Many kids today (yes, that includes the twenty and thirty-something kids around town from where some of us are in life...) expect jobs that pay much more than $13/hr without the experience and education to justify it. As a consequence of these expectations, they remain unemployed, unemployable, and on a reality TV show as clowns with drug and alcohol problems, complaining about the opportunities they never had in life, while raising kids and pretending to be victims of the choices they made
mthouseman
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July 11, 2013
Work in a warehouse that sometimes exceeds 90 degrees....

Aren't we having a discussion in another article where the prisoners are whining like little babies because they had to sweat a little bit in their cells?



tracyresdnt
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July 11, 2013
The people that want and need these jobs are the ones that will be happy to cash the paycheck that comes with them.

Good Job Ives! Get some more.
ChrisRoberts
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July 11, 2013
Job requirements for positions open in Tracy according to Amazon website:

Must be willing to work any and ALL shifts

Must be willing to stand continuously for 10-12 hours

Must be willing to work in warehouses that sometimes exceed 90 degrees.

BAWHAHAHAHAHAH OOOOH WOW some real nice jobs there.

No freedom or life of your own, must be willing to work every shift. Must stand for 12 hours non stop. And must work in 90 degrees.

Watch out lawrence livermore labs, watch out Oracle in Pleasanton, watch out Cheveron corporate HQ in Danville- Tracy has some crappy warehouse jobs.

With crappy jobs like this, you can guarantee Tracy teens will opt to sell weed and pills for some real money. Who wants to make 13 bucks an hour working like a Slave? HAHAHAHAHAHA
Hahahahahaha
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July 11, 2013
So you're not going to apply there because you can't handle the work environment and will instead continue waiting for a comfortable high-paying job, which you expect to simply fall into your lap because you have a degree in politics.

A degree in politics!

BAWHAHAHAHAHAH OOOOH WOW


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