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Amazon already in hiring mode for holiday season

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Online retailer Amazon has announced plans to add more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites this holiday season.

About 4,000 of those seasonal positions will be added at the Seattle-based firm’s operations in West Columbia, Spartanburg and North Charleston.

"Pay varies, but a variety of roles are available including site leaders, safety specialists, HR coordinators, fulfillment center associates and area managers," a spokeswoman said. "We employ seasonal employees as a way of finding high-quality talent while managing variation in customer demand."

Amazon employs about 4,000 workers at its West Columbia facility.

The company noted that more than 14,000 seasonal positions created for the 2015 holiday stretch transitioned to regular, full-time roles after Christmas, and the company expects to increase that number this year.

 “This is our favorite time of year. We love serving customers during the busy holiday season and we’re excited to bring on more than 120,000 seasonal employees this year to support growing customer demand,” said Mike Roth, Amazon vice president of global customer fulfillment.

Seasonal positions also are being offered in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Full-time employees receive competitive wages and comprehensive benefits, including health care, 401(k) with 50% match, stock awards and bonuses. Amazon also offers employees innovative programs such as Career Choice, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch four years ago, more than 7,000 employees in 10 countries have pursued degrees.

Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply online by clicking here.

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