Top Seattle news: Amazon seeks to hire 100K; rights groups sue ICE over virus concerns; more

Top Seattle news: Amazon seeks to hire 100K; rights groups sue ICE over virus concerns; more
Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr
By Hoodline - Published on March 17, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Seattle.

Amazon seeks to hire 100,000 to keep up with surge in orders

The Seattle-based company said the job openings are for a mix of full-time and part-time positions and include delivery drivers and warehouse workers, who pack and ship orders to shoppers.

Read the full story on PBS NewsHour.

Seahawks sign DT Reed to 2-year contract

The Seattle Seahawks and defensive tackle Jarran Reed have agreed on a two-year contract that keeps him with the only team he's played for.

Read the full story on KING5.

To-go box may be symbol of ‘our resilience,’ says King County executive

On Monday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, King County executive Dow Constantine, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan, and others held a press conference to go over the new statewide order to try to slow the spread of COVID-19. As previously announced, all restaurants and bars across Washington will need to close for dine-in service through at least March 31, but delivery, takeout, and drive-thru will still be allowed.

Read the full story on Eater Seattle.

Rights groups sue ICE for detainee release over virus concerns

Immigrant rights groups on Monday sued the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to force the release of detainees at its Washington state jail who are at high risk from the coronavirus. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Seattle by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Washington, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project on behalf of people detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

Read the full story on Q13FOX.

This story was created automatically using data about news stories on social media from CrowdTangle, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.