November 28, 2011, 11:19 AM

Amazon kicks off its holiday hiring binge

The online retailer plans thousands of temporary fulfillment jobs in three states.

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Amazon.com Inc. says it is hiring thousands of temporary warehouse workers for six distribution centers in three states for the 2011 holiday season. Amazon, No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, says that over the past 12 months, it has made 4,700 temporary employees into full-time workers.

Amazon is hiring for the following fulfillment centers:

 

 

 

 

 

• Coffeyville, KS

• Fernley and Las Vegas, NV

• Whitestown, Plainfield and Indianapolis, IN

“We’re looking to hire smart and motivated people across the U.S. to help us deliver a great experience for our customers during the holiday season,” says Dave Clark, vice president of Amazon’s North American operations.

The available jobs are in picking, packing and receiving.

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