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Southside Va. getting much-need jobs boost

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 12:11am  ET

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - A division of the online auction website eBay is recruiting 900 seasonal warehouse workers for its Martinsville warehouse.

GSI Commerce Fulfillment Center packs and ships items for e-commerce retailers.

A spokeswoman for the agency handling the recruiting tells GoDanRiver.com ( http://bit.ly/VgWeCI) that the hiring is one of its largest in Southside Virginia. Martinsville's jobless rate is just under 16 percent.

The jobs will pay between $8 and $10.50 an hour.


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