SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. says it's
hiring 50,000 temporary workers at order-fulfillment centers across the
U.S. this holiday season.
The Seattle-based online retailer says it expects "thousands" of those it hires to stay on full time.
Full-time workers get stock
grants and benefits. The company says its full-time employees make 30
percent more than traditional retail employees. It says stock grants
have added an average 9 percent to base pay over the last five years.
*Note: At least 30 of those jobs will be right here in the Palmetto State. An online search garnered openings in multiple locations including Lexington and North Charleston.
Tuesday's announcement follows hiring announcements from major retailers.
Among those, Macy's Inc.
plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, while Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans
to add 50,000. Toys R Us Inc. plans to hire 45,000 seasonal workers this
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