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Amazon to hire more than 120,000 holiday workers across US

Hires will be made at sites in 33 states
Posted at 3:38 AM, Oct 12, 2017

Amazon has announced it will hire more than 120,000 workers for the 2017 holiday season, with plans to transition "thousands" of those to full-time jobs later.

In a statement Thursday morning, the online shopping giant said it would be making the hires in fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites across 33 states.

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See the full list of states in which Amazon will be hiring below.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

In its statement, Amazon said thousands of its holiday hires were transitioned to regular full-time jobs within the company and that it "expects to continue that trend this year."

The news of Amazon's high amount of holiday hires comes in contrast to some big retailers. Macy's announced it would hire fewer holiday workers this year compared to 2016 and Walmart announced it wouldn't hire holiday workers at all, opting to give more hours to regular employees.

Meanwhile, Target announced it was hiring about 23,000 more holiday employees this year compared to 2016.

Clint Davis is a reporter for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis. Keep up to date with the latest news by following @ScrippsNational on Twitter.