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#Amazon .com on Thursday announced plans to create more than 100,000 full-time jobs over the next 18 months, a massive hiring spree that suggests the e-commerce company expects a run of breakneck growth in its retailing operations and lucrative cloud computing division. Amazon, whose chief executive, Jeffrey P. Bezos, owns The Washington Post, said the hiring would include a broad range of positions, including engineers and software developers and employees in its growing network of fulfillment centers. The announcement by Amazon comes as corporate America awaits the details of a new administration’s economic and trade plans. President-elect Donald Trump has directed angry tweets at companies that have moved jobs overseas or planned to open new plants abroad. Perhaps in response, many businesses have begun to trumpet their commitment to creating jobs in the United States. Last week, for example, when Stanley Black & Decker announced it had agreed to buy the Craftsman tools brand from Sears, it was careful to stress that the deal would mean the company was going to do more manufacturing stateside.

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