Amazon is hiring people to work alongside robots in Shakopee


Amazon is looking to hire more than 1,000 people to work at its new fulfillment center in Shakopee.

Shakopee Valley News says the internet giant has started hiring to fill 1,000 full-time positions at the center, which could open as early as July.

Employees will pick, pack and ship items like books, electronics and other goods to consumers. And they'll work alongside "hundreds and hundreds" of robots, the Pioneer Press says. (The paper detailed how the humans and robots will work together in a story earlier this year, read it here.)

Amazon says median pay at its fulfillment centers is "30 percent higher" than what workers make in traditional retail stores. The company also offers comprehensive benefits, bonuses and stock awards, among other perks, the website says.

Dozens of Minnesota job openings are currently listed on Amazon's jobs website, ranging from fulfillment associates to managerial positions.

And if you're looking for a job, Amazon is hosting an "on-the-spot" job offers event in Shakopee on May 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Knights Event Center on 4th Avenue East.

Those interested in a part-time fulfillment associate position can attend the event. All you need is a photo ID.

For more information on job openings at the fulfillment center, click here.

Here's a look inside one of Amazon's fulfillment centers:

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