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(WJW) — Gearing up for the holiday season, tech giant Amazon announced Tuesday plans to bring on 15,000 employees in Ohio as part of a 250,000-person hiring spree across the country.
The news comes after the company laid off thousands of employees earlier this year — 18,000 in January and 9,000 in March, mostly in their web services and technology divisions.
The new positions are going to be full-time, seasonal, and part-time, and the company is looking for people to help with packing and shipping.
Those who take seasonal positions may have opportunities to move into full-time jobs as needed, the company said in a statement.
Amazon — which has distribution centers all over the state, mostly around the major cities — said workers make an average of $20.50 an hour in these transportation and customer fulfillment positions.
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