Amazon.com, Inc. says it's hiring 50,000 temporary workers at order-fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday season, including the four fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
The Seattle-based online retailer says it expects "thousands" of those it hires to stay on full time.
Full-time workers get stock grants and benefits. The company says its full-time employees make 30 percent more than traditional retail employees. It says stock grants have added an average 9 percent to base pay over the last five years.
The company's Tennessee fulfillment centers are located in Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Chattanooga and Charleston, which will hire thousands of workers this holiday season, according to Tom Hayden of McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations.
Tuesday's announcement follows hiring announcements from major retailers.
Among those, Macy's, Inc. plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, while Walmart Stores, Inc. plans to add 50,000. Toys R Us, Inc. plans to hire 45,000 seasonal workers this year.
Copyright WSMV 2012 (Meredith Corporation).All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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