Amazon Announces Creation of 100K Full-Time US Jobs by 2018
Amazon announced Thursday in a statement that it will be creating 100,000 U.S.-based full-time jobs over the next 18 months, adding the positions are for workers of all skill and experience levels across the country.
The positions, which will mostly be at fulfillment centers, encompass the fields of cloud technology, machine learning and advanced logistics.
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"Innovation is one of our guiding principles at Amazon, and it's created hundreds of thousands of American jobs. These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley -- they're in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said.
The move coincides with Amazon's efforts over the past several years to expand its workforce. The company, which employed 30,000 workers in 2011, has expanded to 180,000 employees as of the end of last year.
Additionally, 25,000 veterans and military spouses will be hired over the next five years, and the company also said it plans to train 10,000 active duty service members, veterans and military spouses in cloud computing.
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