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Amazon Wants 5,000 Warehouse Workers

July 29, 2013

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U.S. retail giant Amazon said it would be hiring 5,000 warehouse workers at 17
locations across the country.

The online retailer is set to make the announcement just ahead of a presidential
visit to an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tenn., The Washington
Post reported.

President Barack Obama is expected to talk about middle-class job growth in a
visit to the center Tuesday.

Amazon expects to hire for a variety of full time warehouse jobs that have
healthcare benefits and a retirement savings plan, the Post said.

"We're focused on sustained innovation across Amazon and want to help our
employees succeed -- whether at Amazon or elsewhere," said Dave Clark, vice
president of worldwide operations and customer service.

"We are investing for the large opportunity we have in front of us," Tom
Szkutak, Amazon's chief financial officer, said in a call with reporters last
week.



Source: Copyright UPI 2013

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