The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is helping on-line retailer Amazon recruit 850 part-time workers for seasonal jobs handling electronic and apparel merchandise at its East Point distribution center. The recruitment is being conducted on-line.
Referred to as seasonal fulfillment associates, the workers must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma.
While no previous experience is required, applicants must be able to work all shifts, work overtime as required, read and take directions in English, must be able to lift up to 49 pounds, and must be able to stand and walk for up to 10 hours. Also, they must be able to push, pull, squat, and bend to reach the merchandise. Additional qualifications are available online.
Applicants will be required to pass a drug screening test and background check conducted by the company.
Salaries are $10.25 an hour.
Interested job seekers should visit www.gdol.ga.gov to see a complete list of qualifications and to request a referral. Applicants should look under Online Services, click Find a Job, then Georgia Job Openings and enter job order number 8343133. They may also visit a GDOL career center to request a referral.
GDOL staff will screen the applicants and refer qualified applicants to Amazon. The company will then select applicants to be invited to a hiring event that is “by invitation only.”