Amazon is set to begin hiring for positions at its new North Little Rock and Port of Little Rock facilities.
The hiring process is expected to begin in late May, and the starting dates are set for mid- to late summer. According to Amazon’s hiring website, the company will be hiring for warehouse roles with wages beginning at $15.
To help job seekers, Amazon will be holding two virtual information sessions and a drive-thru job fair. The information sessions will be held Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. The job fair will be held Saturday, May 1 at the Little Rock Workforce Center (5401 South University Ave.) from 10am to 3pm. Click here to learn more about the sessions or job fair.
To qualify for one of the Amazon roles, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Amazon announced the two Amazon fulfillment centers in Little Rock and North Little Rock in 2020. The Port of Little Rock fulfillment center, which is located along Zeuber Road in the port, is a 825,000-square-foot facility that is expected to use human and robotic labor to “pick, pack, and ship small items” for Amazon customers, according to a July 2020 Arkansas Money & Politics report.
The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce reported in July 2020 that the port facility is expected to create more than 1,000 full-time positions.
The North Little Rock fulfillment center, a 1 million square-foot facility designed for picking, packing and shipping larger items, is expected to create more than 500 full-time positions.