LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Need a job? Amazon needs you--NOW.
With a slightly improving economy, it is more difficult to find workers this year.
So the need is desperate and immediate.
"I just moved down from Boston," says Devon Prado, "I've been here for two and a half weeks and I needed a job and I got one."
She'll soon be on the job at Amazon's distribution warehouse, hired Monday on the spot after being interviewed at its hiring center in Bullitt County.
It is here on Tuesday where Kelly Services will be holding what it calls a special recruiting event for Amazon.
"We have about 600 more positions to fill in the next two weeks," says David Rock of Kelly Services, "and we are filling those positions immediately."
To get people to come to the event some special incentives are being offered.
"We call it not our typical job fair," explains Rock, "we are giving away Dave Matthews tickets, we are having a raffle of i-tunes cards and trying to make it a fun hiring event."
The numbers says the region's economy is improving.
Kentucky's unemployment rate is currently 7.8%
In Metro Louisville the rate has fallen to 7.6%.
That has made it more difficult this year to find workers.
"I think the economy has gotten a little bit better," says Rock, "I think more people have jobs, also there are more openings out there for people to choose from."
Rock says the Amazon jobs pay $9.00 an hour for day work; $9.75 an hour for evenings.
Those hired should expect mandatory overtime, working about a 50 hour workweek.
The jobs involve some light lifting and a lot of walking.
But you do get free food.
Last year part time work at Amazon for 1,200 workers turned into full time employment.
From Kelly Services:
In addition to the event on Nov. 13th, ongoing recruiting continues everyday as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am to 4 PMThursday, Tuesday, Noon to 6 PM
Interested applicants should apply at:
1707 Cedar Grove Road, Suite 12 Shepherdsville, KY 40165
For more information, visit www.Kellyhero.com
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