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Amazon Plans to Hire 150,000 Workers for Holiday Season

  • Hiring goal suggests top online retailer sees steady demand
  • Company had been cutting logistics workers after pandemic boom
Amazon has been dialing back its logistics expansion.
Amazon has been dialing back its logistics expansion.Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg
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Amazon.com Inc. plans to hire 150,000 seasonal workers, about the same as last year despite slowing sales growth and predictions of a lackluster holiday shopping season. 

The world’s largest online retailer typically hires legions of temporary workers this time of year to help store, pack and ship items from its warehouses. Employees can earn more than $19 an hour, on average, based on their position and location in the US, Amazon said in a statement