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Amazon said yesterday that it plans to hire 250,000 full-time and part-time employees in a variety of roles during the upcoming holiday season.

 John Felton, Amazon’s senior vice president of Worldwide Operations, said in a prepared statement that “whether someone is looking for a short-term way to make extra money, or is hoping to take their first step toward a fulfilling and rewarding career at Amazon, there’s a role available for them. A fulfillment or transportation employee who starts with us today will see a 13% increase in pay over the next three years - likely more, including our annual wage investments - and that’s on top of offerings like prepaid college tuition with Career Choice and health care benefits from day one."

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Put that in context - Macy's plans to hire 38,000 seasonal employees for the end-of-year holidays.