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Three Texas Warehouses Adding Jobs Under Amazon Hiring Plans

Texas is one of ten states that will benefit from Amazon's plans to add 5,000 full-time workers at its U.S. network of warehouses.

Amazon will be adding workers at three Texas warehouses — one in Coppell near Dallas, one in Haslet near Fort Worth, and one in San Antonio.

Kelly Cheeseman is a spokesperson for Amazon.

“These are full-time, permanent jobs that offer benefits starting on day one — 401(k), matching company stock awards.”

John Challenger, CEO of global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says the move suggests consumer demand is recovering.

“It’s certainly a positive sign when you hear a company that’s in the technology sphere [is] adding a big raft of workers.”

Amazon’s hiring plans amount to a 25% increase in its full-time warehouse staff. The company also plans to add a further 2,000 customer service workers — some full-time, some part-time or seasonal.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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