Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The company is looking for full-time employees to gather, pack and ship orders.
Online retailer Amazon is hiring hundreds of full-time workers at its distribution center in West Columbia, the company announced Wednesday. More than 500 fulfillment assoicates are being hired, according to a post on the Greater Lexington Chamber blog. Check out other businesses that are hiring in the Midlands. Fulfillment associates gather, pack and ship customer orders, according to the job description on the company's website. The job can require shifts of up to 12 hours. The pay starts at $11 per hour. Amazon's last hiring spree at the West Columbia distribution center was in July 2012 when the second half of the 1.2 million-square-foot building was completed. Amazon agreed to reach 2,000 employees by Dec. 31 as part of a sales tax…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Amazon.com says so.
Columbia was named last week by Amazon as the country's ninth most-romantic city. Knoxville, Tenn., topped the list for the second straight year. Here's how Amazon chose its cities. Here is a list of the top 20: 1. Knoxville, Tenn. 2. Alexandria, Va. 3. Miami, Fla. 4. Orlando, Fla. 5. Cincinnati, Ohio 6. Vancouver, Wash. 7. Dayton, Ohio 8. Murfreesboro, Tenn. 9. Columbia, S.C. 10. Pittsburgh, Pa. 11. Round Rock, Texas 12. Clearwater, Fla. 13. Las Vegas, Nev. 14. Salem, Ore. 15. Erie, Pa. 16. Everett, Wash. 17. Rochester, N.Y. 18. Clarksville, Tenn. 19. Tallahassee, Fla. 20. Billings, Mont. Read today's article in The State to find some recommendations for romantic places around town, including a tree in Cayce and the Horseshoe at USC.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The three men were arrested after the Lexington County Sheriff's Department conducted an investigation.
Deputies arrested three former Amazon employees who they say were involved in a theft ring and stole iPods and iPhones from the distribution center where they worked in West Columbia. Willie Gerard Green, 32, of Berryhill Road in Columbia and Jamie Dewayne Harrington, 29, of Kingston Trace Road in Columbia are each charged with receiving stolen goods, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Brandon Kelvontae Simmons, 21, of Reddick Road in Bishopville is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent. According to arrest warrants, Simmons stole two iPhone 5s worth $1,456 from the inventory area at the distribution center on Jan. 17. Deputies say Simmons and Harrington conspired to take the iPhones and that Harrington …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The company is hoping to employ about 50,000 workers in seasonal positions across 40 centers in the United States.
Amazon is looking to hire thousands of South Carolinians to fill positions in their Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Spartanburg and Lexington counties this holiday season. Amazon announced Tuesday it would employ about 50,000 people throughout 40 work centers in the United States in an effort to complete holiday orders. “In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full-time jobs this year, we’re proud to be adding more than 50,000 seasonal jobs this holiday,” said Dave Clark, vice president, Global Customer Fulfillment in a release from the company. “We’re hiring at our sites across the U.S. for talented individuals to help us deliver a great experience for our customers this holiday season. Temporary associates play a critical …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The company is hiring more employees now that the rest of its facility is open.
The Amazon fulfillment center in West Columbia is officially complete. Political and business leaders gathered at the facility Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 1.2 million-square-foot building. Amazon hired 500 people last year when the first half of the facility opened, according to a report from WACH Fox. Now that the rest of the facility is complete, the company is hiring more employees. Amazon Vice President Mike Roth put the size of the facility in perspective during a press conference at the facility Tuesday, according to WACH Fox. Every football field in the SEC could fit inside the facility, Roth said, and there would still be room for the Gamecocks' baseball stadium. The company plans to open another plant in …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The company plans to hire hundreds of employees in the next few weeks, according to reports.
Online retailer Amazon will hire hundreds of temporary and full-time employees in the next few weeks for its West Columbia facility, according to news reports. The 1.2 million-square-foot building was recently completed, according to a report in The State, and the company is starting to fully use the facility. The first set of interviews starts next week, the company announced. Interviewees wil be selected from a pool of online applicants. The company already employs more than 1,000 people at its 1.2 million-square-foot building, according to The State. The plant's expansion grew the facility to the size of 28 football fields — more than double the size of the plant when it opened in October, according to the report. Automated equipment…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The company is hiring for its distribution center in West Columbia.
Amazon is looking for more employees for its Lexington County distribution center. The company will hold hiring events on July 19 and 20. To apply, go to Amazon's career website and select the West Columbia facility. Once you submit the requested information, Amazon will provide you with a date and time for an interview if you are selected. Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
A 20-year-old man turns himself in on two counts of grand larceny for allegedly stealing 726 iPod touch players and 49 laptops.
COLUMBIA, SC — A Columbia man faces two counts of grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing 726 Apple iPod touch media players and 49 laptops worth about $160,000 from the Amazon distribution center in Cayce, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Todd Anthony Cofield, Jr., 20, a former employee of Amazon, turned himself in to authorities on Thursday after arrest warrants were issued on two counts of grand larceny involving items worth more than $10,000. Arrest warrants allege that between April 20 and May 9 Cofield stole the media players from a freight trailer that he was entrusted to unload at the Amazon distribution center. Police say Cofield also stole 49 Hewlett Packard mini laptop computers from a freight trailer…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The online retail giant is reportedly looking to hire hundreds at its existing distribution center in Lexington County, and at a new one in Spartanburg set to open this fall.
Amazon, which runs a massive distribution center in Lexington County, is hiring again for its night shift as it seeks to expand operations there. Also, reports WLTX, the online retailer is hiring for all shifts at a new center in Spartanburg County, which opens this fall. The company is looking to hire hundreds, the station reported. Applications are being accepted through the company's hiring Web site.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Company to hire thousands by the end of the year
The long-awaited opening of Amazon's million-square-foot distribution center in Cayce is getting closer, The State reports. At a Lexington procurement fair on Monday in which local vendors got a chance to pitch their products and services to the online retailing giant, company officials said they planned to move in by Sept. 30, the paper says. Additionally, the company says it expects to hire up to 2,000 full-time and temporary workers. Pay will average around $15 an hour. The company has received more than 9,000 applications so far, but is still accepting applications. To apply, click here. Applicants may also call 803-818-3148.