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Amazon to hire for Boston jobs?

Posted on October 31, 2012

Amazon is hiring thousands of workers, possibly for Boston jobs.

The online retailer said it wants to hire about 50,000 people for the holiday season.

The seasonal position will be at fulfillment centers across the United States, depending on the location.

Amazon said it pays its full-time, permanent employees 30 percent more than what traditional retail store employees earn.

Full time employees also receive stock grants.

Over the past five years the has resulted in an average of 9 percent to base pay annually.

For its full-time, permanent positions, Amazon offers competitive hourly wages, Amazon stock grants, and comprehensive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, company-paid vision, company-paid life insurance, company-paid disability insurance, paid vacation, a 401(k) plan with a company match and discount programs.

This year, Amazon launched Career Choice, an program designed to expand the choices available to associates in their future career, whether that’s at Amazon or in another industry. The Career Choice Program provides associates with a resource for building the job skills needed for today’s most in-demand and well-paying careers, such as aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, machine tool technology, medical laboratory science, dental hygiene, and nursing by offering to pre-pay 95 percent of tuition and fees at accredited schools.

“In addition to the thousands of people we’ve hired for full-time jobs this year, we’re proud to be adding more than 50,000 seasonal jobs this holiday,” said Dave Clark, vice president, Global Customer Fulfillment. “We’re hiring at our sites across the U.S. for talented individuals to help us deliver a great experience for our customers this holiday season. 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.”