Amazon CamperForce: Your Next Adventure

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Laura Michaels
September 16, 2013
Filed under Feature Story, Travel

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RVers are known for their enthusiasm, always looking for their next destination and exciting experience. For RVers, then, Campbellsville, Ky., Coffeyville, Kan., and Fernley, Nev., might not be the first towns that come to mind when thinking about that next adventure. But adventure is exactly what online retail giant Amazon is offering.

The Amazon CamperForce program brings together energetic RVers who help fulfill holiday orders during the busy fall and winter seasons. RVers begin their seasonal assignments in early fall and work until Dec. 23 in one of Amazon’s fast-paced fulfillment centers in Campbellsville, Coffeyville or Fernley. And not only are RVers paid for their work (average pay is $10/hour), but Amazon also pays for the campsites — and provides a season completion bonus, referral bonuses and an Amazon employee discount.

Some RVers need a paycheck to keep traveling; others may simply want to supplement their income or afford a few nights at a nice RV resort. But what all workers get out of the CamperForce program is the chance to make lifelong friends.

SortationTypes of Jobs

(Most shifts are 10 hours and include repetitive motion, bending, stooping, standing or walking for extended periods. Workers must also be able to lift up to 25 pounds.)

Receiving: As part of our receiving team, you will be receiving and checking inventory from our suppliers.

Stowing: Our stowing team safely shelves millions of items that come through each Amazon facility.

• Sortation: Our sorting team uses a handheld scanner to take items from chutes and place them in boxes; the team also packages items into a variety of shipping containers.

Shipping: Our shipping team scans and packs single items for shipment, or palletizes boxes and loads trucks for deliveries.

Picking: The picking team gathers millions of items and places them in totes, then transfers the totes to a conveyor system.

Where Are the Jobs?

Campbellsville, Ky.: Campbellsville is located in the heart of Central Kentucky, nestled between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. One of the area’s greatest recreational attractions is Green River Lake, which offers some of the finest fishing and boating in the state, as well as camping, picnicking, horseback riding and hiking.

associate in picking roleCoffeyville, Kan.: Coffeyville is located near the Verdigris River in southeast Kansas, about 75 miles north of Tulsa, Okla., and 60 miles west of Joplin, Mo. The area is mostly rural farming community, and a short drive from many recreational parks and lakes.

Fernley, Nev.: Living in the Reno area, you have an opportunity to engage in a wide variety of activities and hobbies. The city and surrounding recreation areas offer great casinos, and a short drive away is Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. During the winter, the snow-covered slopes attract visitors for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and snowboarding.

To find out more about Amazon’s CamperForce program, visit www.amazon.com/camperforce, call 270-849-2604 or send an email to camperforce@amazon.com.

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