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Amazon: Jobs available in 13 states jobs announcement comes a day before President Obama visits its Chattanooga, Tenn., warehouse. Some 5,000 of the Amazon jobs are in warehouses; another 2,000 in customer service. 

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US President Obama (R) walks with's vice president of worldwide operations, Dave Clark, as he tours the Internet retailer's fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday. The company announced it was adding 7,000 new Amazon jobs earlier this week.

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View photo Inc. says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its customer service division.

The company said Monday that it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders.

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The world's largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment, a strategy meant to help the business grow, but one that has also weighed on profit margins. The company said last week that it lost money in the second quarter, even as revenue increased.

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Distribution center jobs are available in Phoenix; Middletown, Del.; Patterson, San Bernardino and Tracy, Calif.; Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, Ind.; Hebron, Ky.; Breinigsville, Pa.; Charleston and Spartanburg, S.C.; Chattanooga and Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Coppell, Haslet and San Antonio, Texas and Chester, Va.

President Obama visited the Chattanooga facility on Tuesday, according to the White House.

The company is also adding 2,000 jobs in customer service, including full-time, part-time and seasonal. Jobs are available in Winchester, Ky.; Grand Forks, N.D.; Kennewick, Wash. and Huntington, W.Va. Work from home positions are available in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

More information is at and .

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