Amazon.com Inc. is going on a hiring binge.
The Seattle-based company said Monday it will immediately begin to fill more than 5,000 full-time warehouse jobs and about 2,000 customer service jobs.
The positions are available at 17 distribution centers across the United States, including three so-called fulfillment centers in California: San Bernardino, Tracy and Patterson, the company said in a statement.
“We’re hiring more than 5,000 people to join our team and help us continue to innovate and serve our customers,” said Dave Clark, vice president of worldwide operations and customer service at Amazon.
Those working at Amazon warehouses help pack and ship customer orders. The job comes with a benefits package, company stock awards and bonuses, the company said. There are currently about 20,000 full-time warehouse workers across the company’s network of distribution centers.
The 2,000 customer service positions are a mix of seasonal, part-time and full-time work.
Amazon’s announcement comes a day before President Obama is set to tour one of the company’s distribution centers in Chattanooga, Tenn.