Amazon packages generic

In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore.

NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Amazon announced on Tuesday it intends to hire 1,300 full-time positions ahead of the opening of its fulfillment center in North Las Vegas. 

The 850,000-square-foot center near Ann Road and Sloan Lane is expected to open by then end of 2019. 

In a release, Amazon said employees at the facility will pick, pack and ship small items, working alongside Amazon robotics to fulfill orders.

The company said it offers a $15 minimum wage and full-time benefits, including "comprehensive healthcare from day one, 401(k) with 50 percent match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and Amazon's innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand field, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon."

Applicants must be 18 and can apply here

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