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In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Amazon is looking to hire over 1,000 employees in Nevada to help keep up with the growing demand of orders as the coronvirus spreads.

Amazon on Monday announced that the company was seeking to hire 100,000 people across the country to keep up with orders.

According to a spokesperson for Amazon, the company is looking to hire more than 1,400 full- and part-time positions in Nevada.

Amazon said it will also temporarily raise pay by $2 an hour through the end of April for hourly employees. That includes workers at its warehouses, delivery centers and Whole Foods grocery stores, all of whom make at least $15 an hour, according to the Associated Press.

Due to the increase of orders, Amazon has warned shoppers that it could take longer than the usual two days to get packages. The company also said it was sold out of many household cleaning supplies and is working to get more in stock.

Those interested in applying can learn more at www.amazon.com/jobsnow.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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(3) comments

guest4395

Misleading information. Link and amazon itself has no listings/job openings in the state of Nevada.

kebusarmy

Says Amazon is hiring over 1,000 new workers immediately in Nevada, headline says 1400 but if you use link or go to Amazon jobs none of these jobs are in LV or within 50 miles of LV.....very misleading by Amazon or poor research by Fox 5 LV staff

guest4395

Exactly! just shot to the website after listening to the 5pm news today and there are no jobs im Nevada:( such false information l. Im a substitute teacher and we do not qualify for unemployment so I am desperately in need of a job since alot of things are closing and wont be hiring.

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