Amazon announces 500 new permanent jobs over the next year at local fulfilment centres

BY Australian Retailers Association
20 March 2019

Not long after opening its second fulfilment centre in Sydney, Amazon continues to invest in Australia by creating 500 new permanent jobs in its fulfilment network over the next year, starting at its Dandenong South facility in Victoria.

 “We are committed to being a great employer in Australia and, as we grow our local operations, we will be transitioning the majority of the associates to full time permanent employees with competitive pay and benefits, as we have done in other places where we operate around the world,” commented Robert Bruce, Director of Operations, Amazon Australia

“We know the important role that associates play at the heart of Amazon’s fulfilment success and we are excited to bring these new job opportunities to the Operations team in Australia as our network grows due to customer demand,” he continued.

New employees will receive Amazon’s competitive-leading benefits, which include up to six weeks of paid parental leave, access to Career Choice in 2020 as well as access to heavily subsidised comprehensive healthcare including medical, dental as well as vision coverage.

“Amazon has been open in Australia just over 12 months, they will be, as they have been in other parts of the world a major employer. It is pleasing to see that they are committed to being a great employer in Australia announcing 500 full-time permanent roles in their fulfilment network offering benefits to employees that are in excess of what is required by the employment laws in Australia. Amazon will offer openings that will bring to the Australian retail industry new and exciting career opportunities as they grow and develop in Australia,” comments Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association.

Amazon’s operations have more than 250,000 employees across the globe, and currently employs over 1,500 Australian staff. To coincide with the launch of Amazon.com.au, the brand opened its first fulfilment centre at Dandenong South, and within six months a second fulfilment centre opened in Sydney.

For more information about Amazon’s new permanent career opportunities, please visit blog.aboutamazon.com.au

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