Computers and mobile devices aren’t the only things working harder than usual in Indiana on Cyber Monday. In anticipation of record online sales, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has again boosted seasonal employment levels at its three locations throughout the state, including about 3,000 additional workers at its Boone County facility. Amazon spokesman Cedric Ross says the Whitestown operation, which employs around 2,500 during the rest of the year, is one of the "great performing" locations in the digital retail giant’s global network. He tells Inside INdiana Business the season has already gotten off to a hot start with the company’s Black Friday sales beating out last year’s.
Ross attributes the high performance of the center known as "Indy 1" to the central Indiana work force. "They’re awesome, they’re very talented, they know what they’re doing and they take a lot of pride in what they do," said Ross.
Company-wide, Amazon will have brought on a total of more than 120,000 seasonal employees to help handle the peak shopping season. The company says during Cyber Monday last year, customers ordered more than 54 million items.
In addition to Whitestown, Amazon.com has fulfillment centers in Jeffersonville and Plainfield. You can connect to more about seasonal positions at Amazon.com by clicking here.