Amazon to hire 100,000 seasonal employees

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Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday that it will hire 100,000 seasonal employees for the holidays. These jobs will be across the U.S. and Canada and could lead to longer-term employment. Amazon’s minimum wage is $15 per hour and full-time employees receive benefits like health insurance from the first day. Amazon says it has promoted 35,000 operations workers in 2020 and more than 30,000 employees have taken advantage of the Career Choice program that offers the chance to learn new skills in high-demand areas like computer support specialist and paralegal. Amazon stock has soared 73.6% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 5.3% for the period.
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