Amazon, Home Depot to hire thousands
Amazon said it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at its order fulfillment centers across the United States.
Amazon.com Inc. said the jobs will be available in Chester and Petersburg, Va.; Coffeyville, Kan.; Columbia, S.C.; Dupont, Wash.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The world's largest online retailer said last year it hired more than 20,000 people at its fulfillment centers, with more than half starting out as seasonal workers. The Seattle-based company had 117,300 full- and part-time employees at the end of 2013, according to a regulatory filing.
Atlanta-based Home Depot also plans to strengthen its workforce. The home improvement giant said it is hiring more than 80,000 temporary workers nationwide in anticipation of its big spring selling season, the company's busiest time of the year.
Some of the jobs will transition to permanent employment, spokesman Stephen Holmes said. “We'll try to keep as many on board permanently as we can for regular positions,” he said.
Home Depot recently opened a 1 million-square-foot “fulfillment center” near Atlanta, one of three planned in the next 12 months. The facility brings 125 jobs, which Home Depot said will increase to 300.
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