Amazon to Create 100,000 Full-Time Jobs in U.S.

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Workers process outgoing orders at Amazon.com’s fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Amazon.com said on Thursday it would create more than 100,000 full-time jobs in the United States over the next 18 months.

Seattle-based Amazon said it plans to increase its full-time U.S.-based workforce to more than 280,000 by mid-2018 from 180,000 in 2016.

“These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley – they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country,” CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement.

Amazon had about 230,800 full-time and part-time employees as of Dec. 31, 2015.