Amazon is Hiring! Company Takes on 6k New Full-Time Employees

6352123451_5af5ec290c_zThe economy may be slowing down the progress of some retailers, but online giant Amazon seems largely unaffected by slowing sales in the first quarter of 2015.

Online retailer Amazon is hiring 6,000 full-time workers to staff up across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S.

The workers will pick, pack and ship products to fulfill customer orders. Amazon has about 50,000 full-time workers at the centers.

Amazon has been opening distribution centers across the country in order to speed up delivery times. Its $99 annual Prime membership service comes with free two-day delivery on many items.

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