2 Thousand Jobs Coming To Tampa Bay

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) _ Amazon is adding 2,000 new jobs at its Florida fulfillment centers in Ruskin and Lakeland.

The online retailer employs already more than 2,000 people at its two distribution centers in the state.

The jobs available include picking, packing and shipping customer orders. All Amazon employees are eligible for benefits like health insurance, a 401(k) program with a 50 percent match, bonuses and stock rewards the day they start working. Amazon will also pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand career fields, regardless if the field is relevant to jobs at Amazon.

The company finished construction on the 1.1 million-square-foot, $200 million fulfillment center in Ruskin in September and hired more than 1,000 workers to run it.