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Amazon hires 2,500 at Baltimore distribution center

The retail giant initially said it was looking to hire 1,000.

A rendering of Amazon's Baltimore fulfillment center. (Image courtesy of Amazon)

Amazon initially said it was looking to hire 1,000 people at its giant distribution center in East Baltimore. That seemed like a big number, but it turns out the ecommerce giant needed a lot more.
According to the Baltimore Sun’s Natalie Sherman, Amazon ended up hiring 2,500 people.
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The company’s 1 million-square-foot warehouse, which ships goods to shoppers across the mid-Atlantic, opened in February. Since then, the company announced Baltimore would be a pilot site for its Prime Now service, which provides one-hour delivery.
On the whole, the company is enjoying boom times. In the second quarter, Amazon made a rare profit of $92 million, which surprised analysts and sent stocks soaring, according to the New York Times.
The fulfillment associate jobs at the warehouse pay about $13 an hour.

Companies: Amazon

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