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What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is on a hiring spree. In the latest sign of how it's prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months.

It's the most job openings it's had at one time, and the company said the roles it's trying to fill are separate from the typical increase in hiring it does for warehouse workers ahead of the holidays.

To fill the jobs, Amazon said will hold an online career fair Sept. 16 to collect resumes and give people a chance talk to a recruiter.

Those not interested in a job at Amazon can also get resume help, the company said.

By JOSEPH PISANI
AP Retail Writer

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