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Amazon.com To Hire 70,000 In Fourth Quarter
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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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10/1/2013 | 10:27:12 PM
re: Amazon.com To Hire 70,000 In Fourth Quarter
These jobs are tied into customer fulfillment. Amazon is moving toward same day and over night delivery on many orders, instituting a new standard for online purchasing.It's expensive to support fast deliveries and it's sacrificed short term profits to build out this delivery system. Does the North American consumer require fast delivery, a form of instant gratification? I'm not sure, but in the long run, it will be a strong competitive factor. On the other hand, other online retailers may be able to stick with FedEx and UPS and avoid the overhead.
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10/1/2013 | 9:05:43 PM
re: Amazon.com To Hire 70,000 In Fourth Quarter
70,000 isn't as impressive as the 500 new jobs Amazon Web Services is bringing to suburban Washington, but at least those jobs are likely to stick around after the holiday season. Let's just hope the Government reopens for business by then


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