Amazon hires more than 80,000 people to meet demand during COVID-19

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FRESNO, Cailf. (KSEE/KGPE) – Amazon announced it has hired more than 80,000 employees nationwide to meet the surge in demand.

The company says this includes more than 1,500 new employees at a number of sites in the Central Valley, including Fresno.

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The new hires in the Central Valley fill roles including picking, packing, shipping customer orders, and delivering packages from delivery stations.

To learn more about open positions visit www.amazon.com/jobsnow to apply.

The open positions start with minimum pay of $17 per hour through the end of April, which is an increase of $2 per hour since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and come with company benefits on day one for full-time, and some part-time, positions.

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