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Amazon wanted to hire 30,000 workers. More than 200,000 applied
In the week after Amazon announced plans to fill 30,000 jobs in the US, the company was deluged with more than 208,000 online applications. That's more than 18 job applications uploaded per minute. And the resumes keep on coming. "People across the country understand the value of Amazon jobs with a $15 minimum wage, full benefits from day one, and upskilling opportunities," said Beth Galetti, senior vice president of HR at Amazon.