Friday, January 19, 2018
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Amazon starts hiring for warehouse jobs at Ruskin fulfillment center

Online retail giant Amazon said Monday it is hiring for hundreds of full-time positions at its distribution center opening in Ruskin.

The positions will pay about $11 an hour.

No opening date has been announced but hiring workers to pick, pack and ship orders signals that the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center is near completion. An Amazon spokesperson said construction is moving forward quickly.

Amazon started hiring for certain operational, management and administrative jobs in May and, eventually, will hire more than 1,000 people at the warehouse near Interstate 75 and State Road 674 in Ruskin.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or the equivalent, be willing to work all shifts and overtime as required and be able to read and take direction in English. Candidates also must be able to lift up to 49 pounds and be able to stand and walk for up to 10 to 12 hours.

New hires are immediately eligible for health insurance, company stock awards and other benefits. To apply, go to workatamazonfulfillment.com. No job fairs are scheduled.

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