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The University of West Florida and Amazon.com, Inc. are launching a corporate work-study partnership — the first in the state of Florida. The partnership forms a pathway to employment with the company.

The partnership allows UWF students to earn money working for Amazon virtually while they attend the university. Students will work with a mentor and establish future connections with the company.

“This partnership with Amazon is the first in our state and enhances UWF’s efforts to support our students while they are in school and to provide pathways to excellent careers,” said UWF President Dr. Martha Saunders. “I give this initiative two thumbs up!”

Amazon is an online retailer that pioneers and provides innovative products and services globally.

The contract will be signed this month and the program will launch in Fall 2017.  Amazon will begin recruiting on campus this semester.

The positions available include customer service, virtual programs, engineering, finance, human resources, transportation, supply chain/fulfillment and international expansion.

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