E-commerce giant Amazon is seeking 1,500 full-time employees to staff its upcoming fulfillment center in Romulus, the company announced Wednesday.
No date was immediately offered for when the 850,000 square foot facility would open, but the hiring push has already begun. Anyone who is at least 18 years old and has a high school diploma or a GED is eligible to apply, and applications can be filed online.
Employees at the facility will "pick, pack and ship small items to customers, like books, electronics or consumer goods," per the Amazon release on the hiring blitz. They "will work alongside innovative technologies, including Amazon robotics," in fulfilling orders.
Among the benefits of the position are Amazon's Career Choice program, wherein the company pre-pays up to 95 percent of tuition for coursework in certain fields — whether or not that coursework is relevant to their work at Amazon.
Full-time employees will be eligible for that benefit after a year of service.
Pay rates start at $12.25 an hour.
There is no date set for when the Romulus fulfillment center will open. The company is also planning to open two other fulfillment centers in Michigan; one in Shelby Township, the other in Gaines Township in Kent County. All the facilities will employ 1,000 people each, said Amazon spokeswoman Alyssa Tran.
The new facilities will be in addition to a fulfillment center in Livonia that employs more than 1,000 people.