Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in U.S. by 2018

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If you’re looking for a new job, Amazon is going to be doing a lot of hiring over the next 18 months!

The Internet-based retailer has announced that it plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time, full-benefit jobs right here in the United States by mid-2018.

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Amazon is adding 100,000 jobs over the next 18 months

According to a news release, there will be opportunities nationwide for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels. Many of the positions will be in new fulfillment centers that are currently under construction in Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey and other states.

Amazon said its U.S. workforce has grown from 30,000 employees in 2011 to over 180,000 at the end of last year. With these 100,000 new jobs, that will bring the total to 280,000. 

“Innovation is one of our guiding principles at Amazon, and it’s created hundreds of thousands of American jobs. These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley—they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO. “We plan to add another 100,000 new Amazonians across the company over the next 18 months as we open new fulfillment centers, and continue to invent in areas like cloud technology, machine learning, and advanced logistics.”

Amazon said it provides full-time employees with highly-competitive pay, health insurance, retirement savings plans, company stock and paid leave.

For people who aren’t located near a physical Amazon location, the company also offers work-from-home opportunities, either full-time or part-time, particularly during the peak season. 

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