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Seasonal Amazon jobs coming to Colorado Springs


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From Oct. 1 to 3, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center hosted a hiring event for mega-company Amazon at El Paso County’s Citizens Service Center. Nearly 400 job seekers showed up to apply, and 70 percent were offered positions, the workforce center said in a release.

The jobs are for seasonal, part-time, and flexible hours warehouse work and pay $13.75 per hour until Nov. 1 when pay will rise up to $16 an hour, the job posting said.

Those hired will apparently work from an Amazon “delivery station” in Colorado Springs — “the final stop before an order heads out for delivery to the customer’s door,” the posting said. Workers will sort packages into routes and will work 15 to 25 hours per week either overnight or early mornings.

The hiring event caught some by surprise. There was no announcement by the city or the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC about Amazon opening a facility here. The Gazette reported that neither Mayor John Suthers nor city aviation manager Greg Phillips would comment, citing a nondisclosure agreement with Amazon. The daily also reported that Pikes Peak Regional Building Department issued a permit for a 17,000-square-foot tent at 7704 Milton E. Proby Parkway.

We’ve asked the city whether the mysterious agreement includes incentives and whether it will ever be shared with the public but hadn’t heard back by press time.


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