Amazon to hire 100,000 temporary workers for holiday season

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SEATTLE -- Amazon is planning on a busy holiday season. The company plans to hire 100,000 temporary workers nationwide this year.

That is a 25-percent jump from last year, and is indicative of a shift in the way consumers shop.

The Seattle-based online retailer says it is hiring for its fulfillment and sorting facilities across the country, including those in DuPont, Sumner and Bellevue.

“We’ve hired more than 25,000 full-time associates across the U.S. in recent months and we’re looking forward to adding 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “Following last year’s holiday season, tens of thousands of seasonal employees found regular, full-time roles with Amazon. We’re excited to grow our team by finding great talent through our seasonal hiring efforts in addition to creating new full-time jobs that offer comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

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