Amazon to hire 50,000 seasonal workers this year

Oct 16, 2012

(AP)—Amazon.com Inc. says it's hiring 50,000 temporary workers at order-fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday season.

The Seattle-based says it expects "thousands" of those it hires to stay on full time.

Full-time workers get stock grants and benefits. The company says its full-time employees make 30 percent more than traditional retail employees. It says grants have added an average 9 percent to base pay over the last five years.

Tuesday's announcement follows hiring announcements from major retailers.

Among those, Macy's Inc. plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, while Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to add 50,000. Toys R Us Inc. plans to hire 45,000 seasonal workers this year.

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