One can only imagine how many boxes filled with Valentine’s Day gifts have passed by the couples featured in this story.
Eight employees at the Amazon fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, Ind., have found love working side-by-side according to a news release and reports out of nearby Louisville, Ky. News of the romances even caught the attention of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who tweeted about it on Tuesday, saying, “Love is in the air” as he wished his followers a happy holiday.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) February 14, 2017
Amazon employee Jarrett Walters got down on one knee to propose to girlfriend (and coworker) Stephanee Voigner over the weekend. The special moment — among the crates and cardboard and conveyors in the fulfillment center’s inbound area — was celebrated by several coworkers (and in that Bezos tweet image).
Gary Boling and Megan Fleming also found love at Amazon three years ago and are now engaged.
“You can find anything at Amazon and I know because I found true love,” Boling said, in a line that should be splashed across the company’s website today.
Miles Walker and Sierra Land are also engaged after being introduced by a mutual friend at work.
Newlyweds Chad and Jackie Dabney, smiling behind yellow bins as they fill orders, actually tied the knot after meeting at work.
The fulfillment center in Jeffersonville employs more than 3,000 full-time associates, and Amazon employees 9,000 people in the state of Indiana across six centers. According to the United States of Amazon interactive feature for 2017, Indiana ranks seventh in employee count behind Washington, California, Texas, New Jersey, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.