"An exciting time for Amazon:" More than 1,000 full-time positions available at Kenosha fulfillment center

KENOSHA (WITI) -- Amazon is now hiring for more than 1,000 full-time positions for its more than one million square foot fulfillment center under construction in Kenosha.

At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers like books, electronics or consumer goods. Associates will work alongside innovative technologies, including Amazon robotics that will be used on a daily basis to fulfill customer orders.

“This is an exciting time for Wisconsin, the Kenosha area, and Amazon. These jobs are invaluable to the Kenosha community and part of the foundation on which our state will grow and prosper for years to come.  Amazon is a great asset to Wisconsin and I’m thrilled that so many good, family supporting jobs are now available for our dedicated workforce," Governor Scott Walker said.

In addition to competitive wages, employees are immediately eligible for comprehensive benefits that include health insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stock awards and a network of support to help ensure employees succeed. Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.