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Manteca Unified hosts job fair for Amazon
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The Amazon Fulfillment Center is now hiring.

Those interested in applying for the seasonal work opportunity must be at least age 18 and able to lift up to 49 pounds.

“Wear comfortable shoes – you will be standing for long periods,” said Amazon Talent Supply Chain Engagement Manager Lakisha Washington at Friday’s Hiring Event at Manteca Unified’s Gen 7 Regional Environment Studies Center on Friday.

She noted that the jobs that can be had at the Tracy warehouse – 1555 N. Chrisman Road – consisted of picking, packing and storing.

Principal Brad Harrison of the Manteca Adult School was thrilled to have the job fair in his own backyard. “This is a great opportunity for our students,” he said.

Included were those from Scott Thornton’s Manteca Community Young Adult Transition Program. This is a second-year program of the Manteca Adult School – Thornton, who has been with MUSD since 2006, brought 14 of his students to the Hiring Event.

“They’re getting (online) experience of applying for a job and looking at what jobs are available,” he said.

Amazon has a partnership with the Manteca Adult School, including some from the Tracy facility currently earning their certification in welding at the Community Maker Space at Lathrop High.

Washington indicated that some of the applications submitted at the Hiring Event will be considered for seasonal help. What’s more, a temporary position at Amazon could possibly lead to permanent employment.

“All of our programs including ESL are taking part in this job fair,” Harrison said.

The Amazon Hiring Event also welcomed those from the community. MUSD got the word out on this all-day event via social media on the district website.