sales tax on amazon purchases

Baltimore residents lost their Amazon sales tax breaks, but the online retail giant’s new fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore will bring jobs. Many jobs.

They’re looking to hire 1,000 people as Fulfillment Associates. This involves grabbing and packing orders, and troubleshooting problems. In associated fulfillment, the job might also include running a cherry picker.

There’s a website to jumpstart applications, and the city is hosting a job fair on Feb. 3 and 4 at the Eastside One-Stop Career Center.

To put the hiring in perspective, the entire state of Maryland added 11,000 jobs in December, so 1,000 new jobs from one source would probably help the stats.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.