Amazon hiring 120000 for the holiday season

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The new hires will pick, pack and ship customer orders.

Inc. said Thursday it plans to add 120,000 seasonal employees to help fill holiday orders at its warehouses, almost doubling that segment of its workforce and topping hiring plans at other major retailers.

Amazon announced Thursday it is hiring more than 3,000 seasonal employees in Maryland as the e-commerce giant gears up for the holiday season. "We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays".

Applicants for the Amazon's seasonal positions in the First State can visit Amazon dot com slash peak jobs for more details.

It's all part of a plan to hire about 100,000 seasonal Target workers across the country, plus 4,500 for distribution centers and fulfillment facilities.

Department store operator Target Corp was the most bullish employer for the holiday season, hiring 43 percent more temporary workers this year than last year.

Macy's Inc. plans to increase seasonal hires at its warehouses by 20% to 18,000, although overall seasonal hiring at the retailer is down slightly.

The jobs will be spread across its fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites.