Amazon to hire 2,500 new workers across US

Amazon to hire 2,500 new workers across US

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An employee prepares order at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California.

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Associated Press

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 12 at 2:55 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at its order fulfillment centers around the U.S.

Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesday that the jobs are available in Chester, Va., and Petersburg, Va.; Coffeyville, Kan.; Columbia, S.C.; Dupont, Wash.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The world's largest online retailer says last year it hired more than 20,000 people at its fulfillment centers, with more than half starting out as seasonal workers. Amazon says the median income for people working at its order-fulfillment facilities is higher than at traditional retailers.

The Seattle-based company had 117,300 full-time and part-time employees at the end of 2013, according to a regulatory filing.

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