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100,000 new Amazon jobs coming in the next 18 months

Most people enjoy the convenience of technology and find advancements exciting. But when machines start to replace humans, technology’s effect on the economy becomes a concern. The White House even warned that millions of jobs, specifically cashiers and drivers, are in jeopardy.

Amazon, along with its warehouses full of robots, has already significantly changed the retail industry. Its new grocery store, Amazon Go, will let customers grab items and go instead of waiting in checkout lines. Luckily, the company has also made job creation a priority.

Amazon plans to create over 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs, most of which will be at new fulfillment centers (warehouses that fulfill product orders) that are currently being built. Theses centers will be in New Jersey, Texas, Florida, California, and other states all over the country. From people who are seasoned professionals in their field to people who need on-the-job training, the company said it is looking for employees with all different types of experience, education, and skill levels.

Their benefits package seems great. Employees receive health insurance, disability insurance, a retirement plan and stock in the company. And new parents can take up to 20 weeks of paid leave.

Amazon already provides lots of jobs and money-making opportunities for people with different lifestyles:

As the new positions arise over the next 18 months, Amazon is sure to post them on https://www.amazon.jobs/.

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