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October 02. 2013 7:53PM

Amazon to hire 100 seasonal workers at its Nashua facility

NASHUA — More than 100 seasonal workers are expected to be hired at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Nashua in the coming weeks.

Amazon.com Inc., announced this week that it is creating more than 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs across the nation at its fulfillment centers to meet increased customer demand this holiday season.

On Wednesday, a media spokeswoman for the company said that New Hampshire will host some of those seasonal positions.

“In the state of New Hampshire, we are hiring for more than a hundred seasonal employees,” Nina Akerley Lindsey of Amazon Corporate Communications said in an email to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

According to Lindsey, the Nashua positions will be full-time jobs responsible for a variety of tasks in the fulfillment center at 10 State St. Some of the positions including picking, packing and shipping customer orders, said Lindsey.

Amazon is hiring for those positions now, she said, adding interested applicants may learn more by visiting www.AmazonFulfillmentCareers.com.

The site leader at the Nashua fulfillment center was unavailable to comment on Wednesday. The Amazon site in Nashua, which opened in 2007, employs hundreds of workers throughout the year, according to Lindsey, who did not provide a more specific number of employees.

Amazon’s extra 70,000 seasonal workers this year is a 40 percent jump from last year, according to a news release issued by the company this week.

“In 2012, Amazon converted thousands of seasonal employees into regular, full-time roles after the holidays, and expects to do the same this year,” the statement said. Since the start of the financial recession in September 2008, Amazon has added more than 40,000 jobs in the United States across all parts of the company.

Amazon.com is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. It has more than 45 fulfillment centers in North America where employees work to get merchandise prepared and shipped for Amazon customers.

khoughton@newstote.com



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