Amazon hiring outpaces projections


Authored by: Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun

Amazon said Thursday that it has hired more than 2,500 people for full-time positions in Baltimore, a count that well exceeds initial estimates.

When plans for a 1 million-square-foot warehouse off Broening Highway were announced in 2013, the retailer and the city said it would employ about 1,000 people who would fill orders for delivery across the Mid-Atlantic region.

But spokesman Aaron Toso said Thursday that the Internet giant has hired more than 2,500 people since the opening of its fulfillment center March 30.

"It's an astounding number of new jobs," said William H. Cole, president of the Baltimore Development Corp., which helped lure Amazon and provided incentives for the warehouse.

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