York County's Amazon.com warehouse needs 700 employees

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The Amazon.com warehouse in Lewisberry plans to hire 700 temporary-to-permanent employees for the holiday season, a representative for SMX Staffing said.
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jim

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Goodie!!
jayson

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this temp for holiday only .
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Look at how bad Obama is failing
Wow you are stupid

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WTF does this have to do with Obama you inbred hick?
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Actually they're hiring 750 in Newberrytown. Better get ready to bust your ass though, as these are good old-fashioned box hauling positions.
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It's a start. I pray for the sake of the long term unemployed, that at least most of these positions become permanent.
@Wow, you are right. Obumbles is failing epically.
@Common Sense Soldier, I hope that those that have been unemployed for a stretch of time won't mind it; it beats collecting unemployment which who knows how much longer that will last.
Dallastown

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Sep 22, 2010
 
When I went to apply through the WGAL.com link this morning it stated $8.00 to $9.00 per hour, here it states $12.00.
I_Dont_Drive

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Sep 22, 2010
 
Why need a valid drivers license? It is not a driving position. There are lots of unemployed people out there that do not have drivers license but do have reliable transportation that need jobs too.
T Ruth

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Yes, Obamanomics is working! Minimum wage temp jobs!
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Tell them to take their low wage jobs to India or China. Better yet follow CHina they are setting up shop in the new frontier of Africa. Africa will be the next low cost producer. Amazon can work them for 12 hours ande just feed them a bowl of rice. Hooray for help out the poor!!
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Sep 23, 2010
 
Amazon is a great job.I been there for many years now.yes you do work very hard for the paid.but you should.And yes it is Temp but they do hire the good working people.I know a young man that only been there one month and now working full time with Amazon he was a very hard working young man and willing to do what was ask of him.
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janet wrote:
Amazon is a great job.I been there for many years now.yes you do work very hard for the paid.but you should.And yes it is Temp but they do hire the good working people.I know a young man that only been there one month and now working full time with Amazon he was a very hard working young man and willing to do what was ask of him.
I worked their seasonally one year. Talk about a nightmare. They keep no one past Christmas. It takes five minutes of your fifteen minute break to get to and from the break area, hence a five minute break. Mucho ghetto elemento from Harrisburg get jobs there, so get ready to hide your valuables and update your car alarm system. Its like a state prison explodes and the results end up there.
leppy

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Oct 1, 2010
 
And I am sure that since they only keep you until Xmas you cannot collect unemployment once they let you go...You need to be employed for 17 con secutive weeks before you can collect...only 13 weeks till Xmas....These people will work you like a dog for next to minimum wage and then dump you back out onto the street in the middle of winter...
UPS and FEDEX are great for this holiday strategy too.
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Here we go with the umemployed complaining about the hours,about the rate, and times. This is why half the people are not working in the United States- they are just lazy people wanting everything for nothing. If you don't have a college degree- who do you think you are? College graduates are taking jobs beneath them. Get off your fat butt and stop taking hand outs from the goverment, and be thankful it's a job!
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Oct 2, 2010
 
cute chick wrote:
Here we go with the umemployed complaining about the hours,about the rate, and times. This is why half the people are not working in the United States- they are just lazy people wanting everything for nothing. If you don't have a college degree- who do you think you are? College graduates are taking jobs beneath them. Get off your fat butt and stop taking hand outs from the goverment, and be thankful it's a job!
Partly, I think it's Generation Y attitudes.
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I_Dont_Drive wrote:
Why need a valid drivers license? It is not a driving position. There are lots of unemployed people out there that do not have drivers license but do have reliable transportation that need jobs too.
I think the reason I was told is that in order to get a DL you must show citizen ship, or legal to work papers. Most employers are thinking that with it being out side normal bus route, those w/o DL wont be able to get to work.

Most employers will take a state issued ID card, plus ss card.
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cute chick wrote:
Here we go with the umemployed complaining about the hours,about the rate, and times. This is why half the people are not working in the United States- they are just lazy people wanting everything for nothing. If you don't have a college degree- who do you think you are? College graduates are taking jobs beneath them. Get off your fat butt and stop taking hand outs from the government, and be thankful it's a job!
And most college graduates are why this country is in the shape its in. From being hired to top tier positions with no formal training/experience, to being the majority who voted for Obama. The MAJORITY of college graduates quite frankly dont have a clue how the real world works. They are YES men and big corp loves that.

cute chick, if youre old enough to do so, think back over the last 4-5 decades and examine what has happened in the US. You wonder why people complain about long hours, weird shifts and wages. Big corp for the most part no longer promotes from within, keeping the majority of employees at low wages. Because of your ability to pay for a college education, you are now escalated to a top tier management position. That wasnt so before. Years ago, you were rewarded for hard work, and experience was your degree.

People didnt have to work weird hours. When I was younger, most companies didnt have 3 shifts, weekend shifts, or 12 am 12 pm, etc...today, big corp is working their employees to death. Most employees today spend as much, or more, time at work than at home. If that was the case years ago,it was by choice. Today that isnt the case. Back then, temporary employment was summer work. No companies hired temporary works. Today, Temp Services hire employees at a drastically lower wage for a set time, promising full time transition, for your hard work. The hard facts are, most employees never go full time. Big corp loves this because they dont have to pay benefits, and Temp Services love this because they get to sign new contracts with other potential employees thus guaranteeing future growth. Again at the expense of your hard work for extremely low wage.

I could go on and on, but the fact remains in todays age people dont see the long term security in places such as Amazon. These types of jobs are for supplemental income or school kids. Unfortunately, the unemployed must take what they can in this economy. No one can expect to receive a survivable income from a Temp Service or Staffing Agency. For the most part, people arent lazy, they just want paid their worth. Unfortunately, until employers stop using Temp Services, until employers start to promote from within again on a large scale, until employee experience holds higher value than a paper degree, and until big corp recognizes that employees have a life outside of work and rewards them for their work accomplishments.....things will not change.
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T Ruth wrote:
Yes, Obamanomics is working! Minimum wage temp jobs!
5 million manufacturing jobs went across the pond under Bush, and it was him ( Bush and the Republicans) that passed tax incentives for those corporations to do just that....move.
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Lapse of Reason wrote:
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5 million manufacturing jobs went across the pond under Bush, and it was him ( Bush and the Republicans) that passed tax incentives for those corporations to do just that....move.
NAFTA....guess you Dems forget that one that started the whole thing rolling.
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German-Irish American GIA wrote:
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I worked their seasonally one year. Talk about a nightmare. They keep no one past Christmas. It takes five minutes of your fifteen minute break to get to and from the break area, hence a five minute break. Mucho ghetto elemento from Harrisburg get jobs there, so get ready to hide your valuables and update your car alarm system. Its like a state prison explodes and the results end up there.
Your right and United Natural Foods, Dawn foods, and most warehouses are the same. They steal and break into cars and steal your lunch and your clothes. They also have gags. If you listen they communicate in they warehouses to each other buy whistling code.

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