CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
NFL Preseason: Dallas Cowboys vs Miami Dolphins on CBS 11 & 105.3 The Fan at 6:00pm | Cowboys News

Business

Amazon Hiring 50,000 Seasonal Workers

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

494849761 10 Amazon Hiring 50,000 Seasonal WorkersCelebrating National Underwear Day

465887719 Amazon Hiring 50,000 Seasonal WorkersFacebook Users – Beware The App!

 alt=JLo Shows Off Her Best Assets In New Cover

904255 10 Amazon Hiring 50,000 Seasonal WorkersRemembering Robin Williams

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

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.

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 year.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 42,319 other followers