Fulfillment Center in Whitestown, Indiana Hiring Several Hundred Full-time...

Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:00am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Fulfillment Center in Whitestown, Indiana Hiring Several Hundred Full-time Positions

SEATTLE--(Business Wire)--, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced its Whitestown,
Ind. fulfillment center, operated by LLC, is looking
to hire several hundred full-time hourly positions ahead of the
facility's opening in late summer 2008.

   The fulfillment center will be more than 600,000 square feet,
located in Whitestown, Ind., 20 miles northwest of Indianapolis. The
new facility will allow Amazon to serve its customers in the Midwest
more efficiently. The company also plans to hire up to 1,700 temporary
associates during peak seasons to meet demand for its products.

   Amazon is currently recruiting for individuals seeking full-time
employment opportunities. Candidates should be highly motivated with
drive, ambition and a passion for giving customers a first-class
shopping experience. Available positions include hourly roles in
Picking, Packing and Receiving/Shipping.

   "We are hiring smart, friendly and dedicated people for our
Whitestown facility to help us serve customers more quickly and
efficiently," said Mike McKenna, vice president, Amazon fulfillment
services. "We focus on working hard, having fun and making history as
Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company."

   Open House events will be held on June 27, from 9:00 a.m to 6:00
p.m, and June 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Boone County 4-H
Fairgrounds Pavilion, located at 1300 East 100th South in Lebanon.
Individuals are encouraged to attend these events to learn more and
apply for hourly positions. Management positions can be applied for
online at

   Please note: This open house is for interested candidates only,
and is not open to the press. Media should contact 206-266-7180 for
more details.

   About, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in
Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers
Earth's Biggest Selection., Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover
anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its
customers the lowest possible prices. and other sellers
offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories
such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics &
computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes &
jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto &

   Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with
access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own
back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable
virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by
Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2),
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon
Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service
(Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.

   Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including,,,,,, and the Joyo Amazon websites at and

   As used herein, "," "we," "our" and similar terms
include, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context
indicates otherwise.

   Forward-Looking Statements

   This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ
significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others,
risks related to competition, management of growth, new products,
services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating
results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and
claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial
agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange
rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud.
More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and
subsequent filings.

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