Amazon Hiring For 4,400 Jobs In Maryland: Report

BALTIMORE, MD — Amazon is hiring, and Maryland is among 15 states where the company says it has added the most jobs recently. The online giant announced this month it is hiring 100,000 people as it expects an increase in business as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations and other sites,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a statement Monday morning.

After Amazon postponed its popular Prime Day from July to October, the company anticipates an uptick in business that will keep employees busy.

The 100,000 new associates will make at least $15 per hour, Clark said, and be trained to provide safe and efficient service.

Up to 4,400 Amazon jobs will need to be filled in Maryland, the Baltimore Sun reported.

“Amazon’s continued investment in the state of Maryland has

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Maryland official who oversaw Black history commission fired for posting memes that showed support for Kenosha shooting suspect

A Maryland official who oversaw the state’s commission on Black history is out of a job after he posted memes that appeared to show support for the teen gunman who allegedly killed two men during unrest that followed a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Arthur Love IV, the deputy director for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI), was fired for posting the memes on a private Facebook account, Steven McAdams, the executive director for the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, said.

The images referenced 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, the white teenager who allegedly killed the men amid protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man.

The images appeared on a Facebook account believed to belong to the staffer named “Mac Love,” according to Maryland Matters, an independent news site focusing on Maryland government and politics, its website says.

CNN was unable to independently view the

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