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Amazon to Create 100,000 Full-Time Jobs in US

FILE - One of Amazon's distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., is seen during a tour, Nov. 30, 2014. Inc. 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.