Amazon is looking to hire 4,600 workers in Maryland as part of a nationwide hiring effort for the holidays to get a total of 150,000 new employees.

The company is offering sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 in certain locations and average pay of more than $19 an hour, according to a press release sent out today.

Amazon is searching for full-time and part-time workers, as well as seasonal ones, for a diverse range of jobs, ranging from packing and picking to sorting and shipping.

Many stores are now rolling out holiday items as early as September, as they anticipate early shoppers. The National Retail Federation reported that holiday shipments started as early as May this year. Some business experts were predicting that inflation might lead to lower spending overall.... Read More: WMAR2NEWS