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Seasonal job market begins as 2,000 open at Amazon

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By Thomas Barr

 CEDAR GROVE - As the holiday season approaches, so does a number of job opportunities in Bullitt County.

Amazon Fulfillment Center, formerly Zappos, is currently looking to fill 2,000 seasonal positions.

Kelly Services is handling the job recruitment services for Amazon.

Job applications are being taken at 1707 Cedar Grove Road, Suite 12, which is in the Cedar Grove Business Park shopping center.

Applications are being taken from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, applications are taken from Noon until 6 p.m.

According to Denise Ridenour of Kelly Services, the positions will include pickers, packers, shippers and returns associates.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and have the ability to read and write English.

They must successfully complete a background screen and have proof of employment eligibility in the United States.

Successful applicants must be able to do light-lifting, stand and walk 10 hours a day.

Depending on the shift, pay will range from $9 to $9.75 per hour. Pay will be done electronically each week.

Keeping in line with the Zappos practices, workers have access to free lunch, soft drinks and a fun work environment.

Zappos was purchased by Amazon in the past year. The Zappos outlet store remains in operation with Amazon taking over the distribution facilities in the Cedar Grove area.

Throughout the holiday season, distribution centers in the Cedar Grove area commonly recruit seasonal employees. In some operations, seasonal jobs can translate later to full-time employment.

Applicants must apply in person and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Recruitment will continue through December.

For more information, go to www.Kellyhero.com.