More jobs creating a competitive job market

Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 17:43:28-04

As Amazon announces new jobs coming to our area, Jerry Hickey with Express Employment Professionals expects this to create a more competitive market for employers.

"Just 10 months ago employers were paying $12 an hour, now they are being forced to pay $14 or more," said Hickey. 

Amazon said employees at the 800,000-plus square-foot Edgerton fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment or kayaks for example. Full-time employees at Amazon will get "competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one," according to a news release from Amazon. 

Amazon is not taking applications right now, but will be in the near future. To learn more about Amazon jobs, click here.


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