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Amazon says it’s looking to hire 55,000 people


Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to hire 55,000 people around the world, with about 40,000 of those in the U.S.

Amazon said all the open roles are for tech jobs and corporate positions. Separately, the company has been hiring thousands of warehouse workers to pack and ship online orders.

While others laid off workers in the pandemic, Amazon’s workforce ballooned as more people stayed home and ordered toilet paper and groceries from the shopping site. Last year alone, it hired 500,000 people.

Amazon employs more than 1.3 million worldwide. It said Wednesday the large number of job openings is due to its growing businesses, including its cloud computing unit and its project to send satellites into space to beam internet service to Earth.

The Seattle-based company said the open U.S. jobs are spread across 220 Amazon locations.

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