The Wall Street Journal: Amazon to add 30,000 new part-time jobs

Amazon.com Inc. said it will create 30,000 part-time positions in the U.S. over the next year, nearly doubling the total as its customer base and sprawling warehouse network expand.

Of the jobs, 25,000 will be warehouse positions and the remaining 5,000 home-based positions answering customer calls, emails and chats in what the online retail giant calls its virtual customer-service department.

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Companies from Ford Motor Co. F, +0.09% to Charter Communications Inc. CHTR, +1.45% have been touting plans to expand their U.S. workforce since the election of President Donald Trump, who emphasized job creation during the campaign and has chastised companies for sending jobs abroad.

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