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Amazon plans to create 100K new jobs in the US

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Amazon unveiled plans on Thursday to create 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. within the next 18 months. 

The news comes at a time when American companies are feeling the pressure by President-elect Donald Trump to bring back jobs from overseas and hire more workers domestically.

The decision isn't entirely surprising given Amazon's recent moves in the grocery, fashion and video sectors, among others.

That said, the news could help thaw the icy relationship between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the president-elect.

In the past few weeks, Ford, IBM and Alibaba have all announced fresh hiring plans. Amazon said the jobs "are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels -- from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training."

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Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, the only card that offers 5% Back on all Amazon.com purchases and rewards everywhere else you shop. (Photo: Business Wire/Amazon)

On Thursday, Amazon also announced a new Chase credit card for Prime members. With the card, "Prime members will enjoy 5% Back on Amazon.com, 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1% Back on every other purchase," Amazon said.

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WATCH  |  In the past few years, the online retailer has doubled down on efforts to attract new Prime members, as well as move into new business categories, including drone delivery. As it expands, it will necessarily have to up its workforce. Amazon said it has added 150,000 jobs in the U.S.

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