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Amazon to Hire 150,000 Seasonal Workers

The e-commerce giant says “many” of these positions will become full-time.




In preparation for a busy holiday shopping season, Amazon (Seattle) plans to hire 150,000 seasonal workers, reports CBS.

Workers will be paid an average of $18 per hour, with another $3 per hour paid for overnight and weekend shifts. Signing bonuses up to $3000 are also available depending on location.

Hiring will be nationwide, with 23,000 workers to be brought on in California, 6200 in Arizona and 4500 in Illinois. “Many” of the seasonal hires will become full-time workers, according to Amazon.

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When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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