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• Amazon yesterday conducted its first Jobs Day, which, the New York Times writes, "was a vivid illustration of the ascendance of Amazon, the online retail company that, to a far greater extent than others in the tech industry, has a seemingly insatiable need for human labor to fuel its explosive growth."

Amazon reportedly is trying to fill 50,000 jobs around the country, 40,000 of them full-time positions. While Amazon is "recruiting thousands of people with engineering and business degrees for high-paying jobs," most of the jobs are in "what the company calls its 'fulfillment network' - the armies of people who pick and pack orders in warehouses and unload and drive delivery trucks, and who take home considerably smaller incomes."
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