Amazon is gearing up for the holiday season by hiring thousands of more workers nationwide, including a bump in laborers at its new Jacksonville facilities.

Across the country, Amazon will be hiring an additional 120,000 workers for the holiday season, a company news release said Thursday. In the Jacksonville market, that means the online retail company will hire about 1,000 additional employees. In total there will be about 5,000 jobs added to Florida operations during the holidays that include other markets such as Tampa and Orlando.

In Jacksonville, Amazon just opened operations at Bulls Bay Highway, 103rd Street and Pecan Park Road this year. Combined, those so-called fulfillment centers that handle, packing, deliveries and shipping have hired about 3,000 permanent workers.

Many of the holiday jobs will be full time during the season. But there are part-time jobs also available.

Those interested in applying for the positions that will help pick, pack and ship customer holiday orders can apply online at www.amazon.com/peakjobs.