South Carolina Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler released the following statement in reference to the recent announcement of Amazon expanding its Lexington County operations.
“This is not just a great day in South Carolina but this is a tremendous day in Lexington County”, said Setzler. “I cannot began to tell you how excited I am about the announcement of Amazon expanding its already huge footprint in Lexington County, right in the heart of my State Senate District. I would like to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in the SC House of Representatives who joined me in the fight in 2012 to help bring Amazon to South Carolina. They (Amazon) promised over 1500 jobs with benefits, health insurance and competitive wages and they have done just that plus more with the announcement of 500 additional jobs’, Setzler added.
“I hope and pray Amazon continues to grow right here in Lexington County because that means more employment opportunities for many willing and able South Carolina citizens who are looking to improve their quality of life. I would also encourage anyone who is interested in employment with Amazon to apply at: www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.”
Since opening in 2012, the Amazon fulfillment center in West Columbia, S.C. has brought more than 1,500 full-time jobs to Lexington County. Amazon is adding the new positions to meet growing customer demand. Employees will pick, pack and ship customer orders.
In addition to competitive wages, employees are immediately eligible for comprehensive benefits that include health insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stock awards and a network of support to ensure employees succeed. Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.