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Amazon Hires Seasonal Workers

With an Amazon fulfillment center in Hazleton, PA, we were happy to read the news on CNN.com that they plan to hire 50,000 seasonal workers across the U.S.

With the holiday season approaching, the online retailer announced its seasonal hiring plan. The company currently employs 20,000 people in 40 fulfillment centers across the county. In the article, Amazon said it expects thousands of the seasonal employees to stay on full time after the holidays.

There are no details on the types of positions that will become available, but typical tasks include pulling times from warehouse shelves, packing boxes for shipment, and storing incoming merchandise.

In addition to Amazon, Macy’s plans to hire 80,000 temporary workers, Toys R Us plans to bring on 80,000 seasonal employees, and Kohl’s, which also has stores in our area, plans to employ 52,700 seasonal workers.

In the article, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that U.S. retailers have announced plans to hire 413,700 seasonal workers, the highest seasonal hiring count in five years.