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Amazon to hire more veterans

The online retail giant said it will hire at least 1,200 military veterans to staff operations over the next 12 months. Amazon (AMZN), which has been named a top military-friendly employer a 2nd year in a row by veterans-owned magazine G.I. Jobs, also said it will donate 2,000 Kindle devices to wounded service members and their families by Veterans Day, which is Sun. Amazon said it has a team devoted to military recruitment and offers veterans mentoring and skills training. Shares fell 2% to 227.35.