This month’s flooding in South Carolina has prompted Amazon to change its seasonal hiring plans at the company’s Lexington County distribution center.
Instead of hiring 4,000 people during the holiday season, the company will hire 8,000, according to company spokesman Aaron Toso. The company will be hiring through early December. People may apply at the local SMX office at 1801 Charleston Highway, Suite L, Cayce, or online at www.apply.smjobs.com.
In addition to adding employees, Amazon says it also has aided local storm recovery efforts by donating throw bags to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department to aid in water rescues and by donating 10 pallets of water, 13,000 boxes, 500 rolls of packing tape and food to the Harvest Hope Food Bank.
The following businesses also have made donations to aid in flood relief:
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▪ Three Denny’s restaurants in Columbia will host a 24-hour benefit to raise money for the American Red Cross chapter in Columbia help those affecting by this month’s rain and flooding. From 7 a.m. Oct. 22 until 7 a.m. Oct. 23, Denny’s restaurants in Columbia will donate 20 percent of all guest sales to the American Red Cross and its efforts helping those affected by disasters. The participating restaurants are at 342 Harbison Blvd.; 5901 Fairfield Drive; and 2514 Sunset Blvd.
▪ The Seibels Bruce Group Inc., an insurance services provider of business process outsourcing solutions, is donating $10,000 to United Way of the Midlands Flood Disaster Relief Fund.
Send information about business donations for flood relief to firstname.lastname@example.org.