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Amazon hosting ‘information sessions’ for new local jobs

Amazon is hosting “information sessions” about planned new jobs across the region in coming days.

The sessions are geographically close to Wilmington Air Park, where the online giant is expected to hire hundreds.

The first session will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at Ohio Means Jobs’ Clinton County office, 1025 S. South St. in Wilmington. Another session will be held at the same location April 26, during the same hours.

RELATED: Amazon Air to establish package-sorting operation in Wilmington Air Park

There will be a session from noon to 4 p.m. April 23, at 581 Ledbetter Road in Xenia.

The next day, there will a session from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lebanon, at 300 E. Silver St.

On April 25, a session at 1575 North St. in Hillsboro will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information can be found at www.amazondelivers.jobs

Amazon said in November it will open a new “air gateway” and package sorting operation at Wilmington Air Park, representing a return to the busy Clinton County airport.

An Amazon representative told the Dayton Daily News at the time that the online retailer leases space at airports for the loading and unloading of customer packages to and from the aircraft, from trucks that drop off and pick up packages, and an on-site sort area for sorting packages based on their next destination.

The company calls those operations “air gateways.”

The company has not said how many new jobs it will create in Wilmington, but Sen. Rob Portman told this news outlet in November, he expects the jobs to number “several hundred.”

RELATED: Portman expects Amazon to create ‘several hundred’ jobs in Wilmington

“Amazon is growing its investment in the community with a gateway for their Amazon Air planes at the Wilmington Air Park as it continues to build out its air hub operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport,” the company said in a statement in November.

The company is also hiring for new operations in Kettering, Monroe and across Ohio.

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