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Amazon begins hiring in Owasso for Tulsa fulfillment center set to open in early August

Amazon begins hiring in Owasso for Tulsa fulfillment center set to open in early August

Online applications are expected to be posted Thursday July 9, for 1,500 full-time jobs at the new Amazon fulfillment center scheduled to open in early August, a company spokesperson said.

In-person interviews will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Tulsa Technology Conference Center at 10800 N. 140th East Ave. in Owasso. Employees at the 600,000 square foot fulfillment center, 4040 N. 125th East Ave., will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.

Job candidates, who must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent, can apply at www.amazon.com/jobsnow.

Amazon positions start at $15 an hour, and benefits for full-time employees include medical, vision and dental insurance, as well as a 401(k) with 50% match. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and perks such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, a program that gives new parents flexibility with families.

Hiring events will start Monday and run Monday through Friday through August, a spokesperson said. Applicants may text "TULSANOW to 77088" to receive text alerts on job postings.

The half-hour hiring events will accommodate 20-25 candidates and will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., excluding a noon to 1 p.m. lunch break.

Onboarding includes several COVD-19 accommodations, including virtual new hire orientation sessions that provide training and information. The facility will provide employees with personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. During their appointment, candidates may be required to have a temperature check.

Candidates cannot attend if they are living with someone who has been confirmed COVID-19 positive and have medical advice to self-quarantine; have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher; are in a 14-day period of self-isolation directed by a healthcare provider or health official; have traveled to another country in the past 14 days; or have a cough or shortness of breath.


Rhett Morgan

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rhett.morgan@tulsaworld.com

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