Amazon is in the process of hiring 1,000 people for full-time jobs in West Michigan, but that number could eventually go as high as 3,000.

“These will be full-time roles that will help for our fulfillment operations, so folks will be picking, packing and shipping customer orders in a highly technological environment,” An Amazon spokesman tells WOOD-TV.

Jobs with the online giant will pay a minimum of $15 per hour and include benefits such as:

  • Health insurance beginning with the first day of employment
  • 401(k) with 50% match
  • Paid parental leave

Amazon's Career Choice Program, which pays for 95% of tuition for select college programs

The facility is expected to open on March 8th in Kent County's Gaines Township. (Not to be confused with Gaines Township in Genesee County.)

Candidates must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalency degree. Anyone interested can apply here or by texting the word "Amazon" to 77088.

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