Portland area makes pitch for second Amazon headquarters

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Amazon is looking to put a lot of people to work this holiday season.

The company announced it will hold a recruiting event in Hillsboro Friday and plans to hire hundreds of new workers.

The hires are part of a nationwide effort to add 120,000 workers at its fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites.

More than 14,000 seasonal workers transitioned to full-time positions last year and Amazon expects that number to be even higher this year.

Friday's hiring event is scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following location:Holiday Inn Portland West Hillsboro2575 NW Aloclek Dr.Hillsboro, OR 97124

Those looking for seasonal work at Amazon can also apply online at amazon.com/seasonal.

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