Amazon looks to hire 50k workers in one day

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New Jersey is one of 12 locations nationwide to hold a four-hour job blitz August 2, in which the company plans to hire 50,000 employees.

The event is taking place at Amazon shipping sites around the country. It is offering a starting rate of $13 an hour for a full-time job in Baltimore and $12.25 an hour for a similar position in Kenosha, Wisconsin. "It has a great strong labor market so we're excited to hire these great talented people into our fulfillment center".

The online retail giant said its jobs offer health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock.


There will be more than 10,000 part-time jobs available at sorting centers, and some supporting and managerial positions. For them, the company will provide the life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance, dental & vision insurance - funding regarding the medical insurance.

Almost 40,000 of the 50,000 packing, sorting and shipping jobs will be full time; a lot of them will count toward Amazon's previously announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year. Most of these jobs will count toward Amazon's previously announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year. Most of the new full-time jobs will be in warehouses and answering phones.

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