Amazon recently announced that it is putting more than 1,000 Missourians back to work. The new Missouri employees will fill a variety of positions at Amazon’s St. Peters fulfillment center, such as picking, packing, and shipping customer orders and delivering packages from delivery stations.
A surge in demand for the company’s services has been created as a result of more people shopping from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon stated that onboarding for the new employees will include several COVID-19 accommodations, such as virtual orientation and online training sessions.
Amazon expanded with its first fulfillment center in Missouri in 2018, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Amazon also operates a sortation center in Hazelwood, Missouri, where it employs hundreds of associates.
Amazon employees at the more than 800,000 square foot fulfillment center in St. Peters pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics, and toys. The facility features innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.