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Amazon to hire more than 6,500 workers in Dallas ahead of the holiday season

The announcement is part of a 100,000-person nationwide hiring surge.

Amazon plans to hire more than 6,500 workers in a variety of roles in North Texas as the holiday shipping season looms, the company announced Monday.

The positions span the organization and include full- and part-time permanent roles in fulfillment, information technology, safety and security, according to Amazon. The minimum pay is $15 an hour.

It’s part of Amazon’s 100,000-person nationwide hiring surge as it gears up for what the company expects will be its biggest shipping period ever. Spokesman Daniel Martin said the company plans to spend $700 million to train those hired for in-demand jobs.

The company already employs 43,500 in Texas and has been ramping up its presence in North Texas. Just this year, Amazon has added major shipping hubs in West Dallas, near DFW International Airport and in southern Dallas County. Additional warehouses are on the way in Forney and in southern Dallas near Interstate 20.

Amazon also announced plans to expand its tech hub in Dallas with 600 additional employees in August.

UPS also recently began staffing up for the holiday season. It’s also hiring 100,000 new workers across the U.S.

Dom DiFurio. Dom is a staff writer covering breaking business news. He writes about the companies and transactions that shape life in North Texas. Dom considers himself among the many transplants that moved to Texas from the crowded coasts who found more than enough reasons to call it home.

ddifurio@dallasnews.com /domdifurio @DomDiFurio
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