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Amazon holding giant job fair today

2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago Wednesday, August 02 2017 Aug 2, 2017 August 02, 2017 6:18 AM August 02, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Amazon is holding a giant job fair and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.
 
Wednesday's hiring spree is a sign of Amazon's growth at a time traditional retailers are closing stores and cutting jobs.
 
Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 packing, sorting and shipping jobs will be full time; most of them will count toward Amazon's previously announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year.
 
The event is taking place at Amazon shipping sites around the country.
 
One labor expert, Anthony Carnevale at Georgetown University, says more people are likely to lose jobs in brick-and-mortar stores than get jobs in Amazon warehouses. But he says Amazon's warehouse jobs provide good wages and could help build skills.

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