There were long lines at Amazon Jobs Days across the nation Wednesday. In Robbinsville job seekers clutching resumes vied for one of 15-hundred open positions. People were being hired on the spot at the Amazon Fulfillment Center for jobs offering benefits such as health and disability insurance, company stock and a retirement program. Fifty-thousand positions were being filled Wednesday, mostly for full-time warehouse jobs in New Jersey, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chattanooga and Oklahoma City, as well as Ohio, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Washington, Illinois and Indiana.
Amazon says it hopes to hire 100-thousand full-time employees, including engineers, data scientists and customer service reps by the middle of 2018.