Mike Copeland: Doc & Laddy’s building sold; Plans for Valley at Franklin; Amazon hiring | Local Business News
Online, Amazon is advertising for an area manager, operations manager, human resources manager, control systems engineer, on-site medical representative, loss prevention specialist, IT support engineer and several grade levels of maintenance technician, among others.
An area manager, by the way, will make between $49,000 and $105,000.
Here’s Amazon’s description of life in a fulfillment center warehouse: “If you like a fast-paced, physical position that gets you up and moving, then come help bring orders to life. Work a set, full-time schedule. Shift options include overnight and days, and usually at least one weekend day.”
A perusal of Amazon’s job-filling efforts nationwide shows it is offering sign-on bonuses of $1,000 to $3,000, depending on position to be filled, and $100 bonuses to those who prove they have received COVID-19 vaccinations.
Locke Supply Co.
Oklahoma City-based Locke Supply Co. likely will open its new Waco store next month in the former Hastings Entertainment and FFO Home space on Valley Mills Drive near Bosque Boulevard. The regional chain primarily sells to plumbing, air-conditioning and electrical contractors, but the public may shop there.
Local real estate agent Pat Farrar, who brought Locke Supply to Waco, said it wanted to open the store earlier, but has struggled to fill positions.