Amazon.com, which already employs more than 17,500 people in Arizona, plans to add another 3,000 permanent jobs in the state as it gears up for what could be a robust holiday shopping season.
Amazon, which entered Arizona in 2007 with its first 300 employees, expects to open 11 new buildings in the state in 2020, said Lisa Guinn, a company spokeswoman.
Amazon has operations in Phoenix, the West Valley, East Valley, Tucson and elsewhere. That includes a massive fulfillment and shipping center in west Phoenix with a footprint of 1.2 million square feet or roughly 28 football fields, she said.
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The online-retailing giant also plans to hire 100,000 full- and part-time workers across the nation, with pay starting at $15 an