Amazon starting to find workers for Salt Lake City facility

Salt Lake City • Amazon has started the hiring process for its new distribution center in Salt Lake City expected to open later this year.

Amazon spokeswoman Lauren Lynch said in an email that Amazon has already begun accepting applications online and has in-person hiring events scheduled for Wednesday and throughout the month.

The company is looking to hire about 1,500 full-time employees for the distribution center.

Most of the positions open come with a starting wage of $12.50.

Lynch says the company typically grants wage increases for new hires "every few months, even in the first year."

Amazon employees are also eligible for 20 weeks of paid maternal/paternal leave, health insurance, 401(k) and Amazon stock options immediately upon start of employment.