published Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Amazon hiring ‘thousands’ in Tennessee, company says

Aerial of the Amazon  distribution center in Chattanooga/Hamilton County shot March 5, 2012.
Aerial of the Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga/Hamilton County shot March 5, 2012.
Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Internet retailer Amazon said today it plans to hire thousands of workers for its four Tennessee distribution centers for the holidays, including staffing up its Chattanooga and Charleston, Tenn., facilities.

The seasonal hires in the state are part of 50,000 that the Seattle-based retailer plans to employ for the Christmas holidays nationwide.

“Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of Global Customer Fulfillment, in a statement.

Amazon’s other Tennessee fulfillment centers are located in Murfreesboro and Lebanon. Interested applicants can apply online at

See Wednesday’s Times Free Press for full story.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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