Published Oct. 17, 2012
Amazon said Tuesday it will hire 50,000 seasonal workers at its fulfillment centers during the holiday season.
The online retailer opened distribution centers in Spartanburg and Lexington counties this year. Local hiring figures for the holiday season were unavailable.
At its 1.25 million-square-foot Midlands facility, Amazon ships smaller boxes. At the 1 million-square-foot hub in the Upstate, the retailer ships larger items like kayaks and lawnmowers.
The 50,000 jobs created this holiday season will be spread across Amazon’s 40 fulfillment centers in the United States, the company said.
“Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions,” said Dave Clark, vice president of global customer fulfillment, in a news release.
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While it is a nice thought that Amazon will hire a small number of SC citizens and will provide some relief to SC State Unemployment funds...pray tell me how "seasonal" helps anyone long term? Especially if one is already unemployed and looking for FT jobs? I was unemployed 9 months found a job, got hired and only then did they tell me the job was PT seasonal! I was screwed. I had to accept the job offered or I would loose the unemployment and what good would that have done? The state of SC is the most backwards state in the Union. SC does not give 2 hoots and a holler for it's citizens. Which basically in my opinon is the way the Federal Government feels about it's own citizens anyway. Add to that States governments and Big Business, Wall St. Does anyone see our Democracy disappearing? Republicans blame it on Democrats, call them Socialists? Really? Tell me what is Plutocracy to the Republicans?