NORTH RANDALL, Ohio -- More than 2,000 fresh jobs are coming to Northeast Ohio thanks to Amazon.com.
The full-time associate roles will be located at a new fulfillment center in North Randall at the former site of Randall Park Mall.
The online retail giant will be hiring fulfillment associate roles where employees will pick, pack and ship customer orders at the more than 855,000-square-foot center.
Amazon released the following statement when asked about what job opportunities will become available:
"We’re hiring for fulfillment associate roles where employees will pick, pack and ship customer orders. We also have opportunities for operations leaders, HR managers, IT experts, engineers, financial analysts and more. Once we start hiring early next year, interested candidates can apply at www.amazondelivers.jobs. Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock starting on day one. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families."
Amazon didn’t release how much the full-time employees will be paid, but Glassdoor.com estimates that the hourly salary stands around $12.40 cents.
In a village of around 1,100 residents, North Randall Mayor David Smith said there were some who didn’t believe Amazon would set up shop on the site of a former Randall Park Mall.
“We were told ‘stop, it’ll never happen,” but adversity builds character,” said Smith.
Amazon announced it’s bringing 2,000 jobs to the village, nearly double the size of its population.
While there’s no set date announced on when the 855,000-square-foot building will open, Mayor Smith said he’s beyond excited about what the move means.
“We don’t have to worry about being in fiscal emergency anymore. That’s sustainable income for the next 20-years plus.”
The company currently employs more than 4,500 full-time hourly associates at its two existing Ohio fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz.
Once the hiring phase begins for Amazon – which is expected to start early next year – those who are interested will be able to apply online at www.amazondelivers.jobs.
The fulfillment center will take over space once held by Randall Park Mall.
Benefits of the job as provided in a news release:
Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock starting on day one. The company offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families. Amazon also offers hourly employees its Career Choice program which helps train employees for in-demand jobs at Amazon and other companies so they can prepare for the future and take full advantage of the nation's innovation economy. The program pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in in-demand, high-wage fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a future career at Amazon. Over 10,000 employees have participated in Career Choice and more are signing up every day.