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Amazon’s Baltimore warehouse has 3,000 workers. Here’s what it’s like.

Amazon.com Inc.’s hulking fulfillment center off Broening Highway is filled with the dull roar of 16 miles of conveyer belts shuttling packages throughout the more than 1-million-square-foot warehouse.

The fulfillment center, which opened in March, has already blown away the company’s initial employment estimate of 1,000 staffers, and Amazon is still hiring, said Mike Thomas, the center’s general manager.

The site employs more than 3,000 full-time workers, who get full benefits and, after one year’s employment, tuition assistance for college classes that can be unrelated to their Amazon position, Thomas said during a Monday tour of the warehouse, which will hold its official grand opening Tuesday.

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