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Need a job? Amazon is hiring 50,000 for the holidaysOctober 16, 2012 @ 3:39 am (Updated: 8:45 am - 10/16/12 )
Amazon,with its headquarters in Seattle, 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.
Amazon's announcement follows hiring announcements from major retailers. Macy's plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, while Wal-Mart Stores will hire 50,000, and Target could add up to 90,000 temporary jobs. Toys R Us, which has had financial problems and closed a number of stores, plans to hire 45,000 seasonal workers this year.
By LINDA THOMAS, Here's hoping a temporary job turns into full-time work, if that's what you need.
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