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Amazon announces U.S. hiring spree as labor market tightens

Amazon announces U.S. hiring spree as labor market tightens

Amazon.com Inc. has some job openings. Lots of them.

The Seattle e-commerce giant said Wednesday that it's looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the United States. The announcement comes at a time when the labor market is growing tight with back-to-school and holiday shopping around the corner. Others will be competing for many of those potential hires.

Amazon will open the doors to job seekers Aug. 2 — next Wednesday — at 10 of its warehouses. The majority of jobs will be full time. More than 10,000 part-time jobs also will be available at sorting centers, along with some supporting and managerial positions.

Amazon said in January that it wanted to hire...

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