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Amazon to Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers in US

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: October 16, 2012 Last Updated: October 18, 2012
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Amazon has said it will hire 50,000 additional workers to help meet customer orders during the holiday season. Above Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveils new Kindle reading devices at a press conference on Sept. 6, in Santa Monica, Calif. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Amazon has said it will hire 50,000 additional workers to help meet customer orders during the holiday season. Above Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveils new Kindle reading devices at a press conference on Sept. 6, in Santa Monica, Calif. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Retailing giant Amazon.com announced it would hire around 50,000 seasonal workers in the United States to deal with the upcoming holiday season.

Currently, the retailer employs around 20,000 people across its 40 U.S. fulfillment centers.

The company announced Tuesday morning that hiring more people is necessary in dealing with the dramatic increase in orders around the Christmas season.

“Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions,” stated Dave Clark, vice president, of the company’s Global Customer Fulfillment.

Wal-Mart said in September that it would also hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees in the United States, while Target recently said it would hire between 80,000 and 90,000 seasonal employees to work during the Christmas shopping season.

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