Amazon announces hiring for fulfillment centers is set to announce that it plans to hire 5,000 employees at its U.S. distribution warehouses. It is part of ambitious growth strategy. 

The online retailer will immediately begin hiring at 17 fulfillment centers.

Tasks include picking items from shelves, packing them for delivery and operating new technology to streamline operations.

The new jobs will be full-time positions with benefits. Some of those benefits include health care, stock awards and retirement savings plans.

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