Amazon is putting out the hiring sign for the holidays.
The online retailer says it will bring on more than 50,000 workers at its fulfillment centers across the United States, adding that this year's number is up slightly from 2011.
Amazon also says it expects 'thousands' of the temporary workers to stay on in full-time positions. Full-time workers get stock grants and benefits. The company says its full-time employees make 30 percent more than traditional retail employees. It says stock grants have added an average 9 percent to base pay over the last five years.
Tuesday's announcement follows hiring announcements from major retailers.
Among those, Macy's Inc. plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, while Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to add 50,000. Toys R Us Inc. plans to hire 45,000 seasonal workers this year.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.