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Amazon Hiring 70,000 Seasonal Workers for Holidays

Amazon.com Inc. the world’s largest e-commerce company, will hire 70,000 full-time seasonal workers in the U.S. to meet holiday order demand.

The hiring plan represents a 40 percent increase over last year, the Seattle-based company said in a statement today. Amazon converted “thousands” of seasonal workers recruited in 2012 into regular full-time staff and expects to do the same this year, it said.