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Amazon to Add Seasonal Jobs

Amazon.com announced last week that it would add more than 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs nationwide. About 1,000 of those will be at the company’s Spartanburg fulfillment facility.

October 11, 2013

by Staff

Amazon.com announced last week that it would add more than 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs nationwide. About 1,000 of those will be at the company’s Spartanburg fulfillment facility.

Spokesperson Kelly Cheeseman said, “Across the U.S., we expect thousands of seasonal employees will stay on in long-term roles following the holiday season.” The company said in a release that on average, seasonal employees earn 94 percent of Amazon fulfillment center employee starting wages and are eligible for health care benefits.

“So far this year, we have converted more than 7,000 temporary employees in the U.S. into full-time, regular roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more after this holiday season,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service, in the statement. “Each year, seasonal jobs lead to thousands of long-term, full-time roles in our sites – jobs that offer great pay, benefits starting on day one and the chance for employees to further their education through our Career Choice program.”

Amazon.com opened the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Spartanburg one year ago, and had announced a round of hiring nationwide in June. The company said 100 of those permanent positions would be in Spartanburg.

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