Amazon now hiring 1,000+ for Fort Wayne fulfillment center

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Amazon is hiring more than 1,000 workers for its new Fort Wayne fulfillment center near Fort Wayne International Airport.

The nation’s largest online retailer is currently building a 630,000 square foot facility off Smith Road, near Airport Expressway. Employees will do “everything from receiving inventory, picking and shipping customer orders, and supporting network logistics,” Amazon said.

The Amazon fulfillment center on Smith Road in Fort Wayne is shown Nov. 15, 2021.

“Our employees are the heart and soul of our operations, and we’re excited to welcome more than 1,000 new members to the team,” said Mark Northup, site leader of Amazon’s Fort Wayne fulfillment center. “These are great jobs, with industry-leading pay and benefits, and we’re proud to provide a safe, innovative work environment where they can grow long-term careers.”

The average starting pay for the workforce will be $18 an hour, and come with up to $3000 sign-on bonus. Full-time employees will also receive benefits on day one of employment, including full health, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as free mental health resources and support.

All interested candidates can learn more and apply online at

Amazon is also building a 630,000 distribution center off U.S. 30 and Flaugh Road. It is also expected to employ 1,000.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated Amazon was hiring for its new distribution center off U.S. 30 and Flaugh Road. Hiring for that facility will not begin until next year. WANE 15 regrets this error.

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