Amazon to hire 1,200 in Maryland, 50,000 across the country at fulfillment centers

Amazon plans to hire 50,000 people across the country, including 1,200 in Maryland, to work in its fulfillment facilities, the company said Wednesday.

The Seattle-based giant online shopping site will host a “jobs day” on Aug. 2 in Baltimore and nine other cities, offering tours and information from 8 a.m. to noon on how workers pick, pack and ship customer orders “superfast.”

Many positions will be offered on the spot to qualified candidates, the company said. The positions come with health insurance and other benefits and the opportunity to advance into management. Some support and managerial positions also will be available.

Job fairs will be held in Baltimore; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Mass.; Hebron, Ky.; Kenosha, Wis.; Kent, Wash.; Robbinsville, N.J.; Romeoville, Ill.; Whitestown, Ind. More information and online applications are also available at www.amazon.com/jobsday.

The Baltimore Fulfillment Center is located at 2010 Broening Highway.

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