An Amazon package is prepared for distribution at the Fulfillment Center in Jefferson.
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Amazon looks to fill 500 positions at Middle Georgia job fair Tuesday

Amazon is hoping to fill 500 positions at the online retail giant’s Middle Georgia facility next week.

Full-time and part-time jobs will be offered during a job fair Tuesday morning in southern Bibb County, the company announced Friday.

The event will be held from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon.

New hires will pack and ship large items such as sports equipment, patio furniture, pet food and other household goods from the company’s fulfillment center. 

Amazon pays its employees a minimum of $15 an hour. Full-time employees also receive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, a 50% matched retirement plan and up to 20 weeks of maternity and family leave.

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The company has several warehouses and technology operations in Atlanta, and last year, city and state officials courted Amazon executives during a failed bid to make Georgia the site of the company’s second headquarters, or “HQ2.” At the time, then Gov. Nathan Deal noted that Amazon already employed more than 4,000 people in the state.

Tuesday’s job fair will be held at 5171 Eisenhower Parkway.

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