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Amazon, FedEx to fill thousands of seasonal positions in Tennessee

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Two of Tennessee’s largest employers are expecting a busy holiday season and are taking on additional staff to meet demand.

Memphis based FedEx predicts that holiday deliveries will rise nearly 9 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. FedEx says the peak day is likely to be Dec. 15, when it expects to handle 22.6 million shipments.

The company plans to hire 50,000 seasonal workers to help carry the load.

Amazon, with fulfillment centers located in Lebanon and Murfreesboro, says it intends to hire 80,000 seasonal workers nationwide, including thousands of new hires here in Tennessee.

Company spokesperson Nina Lindsey says the company expects to convert thousands of those jobs to full time positions after the holidays; positions that include full benefits.

“Full medical coverage from day one: health, vision and dental; 401k with 50 percent match, bonuses…”

Lindsey says the seasonal workers can expect to be picking, packing and shipping holiday orders. Applications are being accepted online at workatamazonfulfillment.com.