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Amazon.com Inc. has increased its average starting wage in the United States to more than $18 an hour and plans to hire another 125,000 warehouse and transportation workers, an executive said.

The world’s largest online retailer has raised pay from around $17 since May. In some locations, the company is also giving signing bonuses of $3,000, or triple what the company offered four months ago, said Dave Bozeman, vice president of Amazon Delivery Services.

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