Need a job? Amazon seeks to fill 33,000 openings on Career Day 2020

Christel Deskins

Amazon will hold a virtual Career Day 2020 on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with the goal of filling 33,000 openings along with “thousands of additional hourly roles in Amazon’s Operations network to be announced soon.” In a news release, Amazon said it is seeking to fill corporate and tech jobs available […]

Amazon will hold a virtual Career Day 2020 on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with the goal of filling 33,000 openings along with “thousands of additional hourly roles in Amazon’s Operations network to be announced soon.”

In a news release, Amazon said it is seeking to fill corporate and tech jobs available across the country. The company also will “mobilize 1,000 of its recruiters to provide 20,000 career coaching sessions to attendees in a single day.”

“With many people left unemployed by the economic impact of COVID-19 and searching for new jobs, Career Day is designed to support all job seekers, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background – or whether they are looking for a job at Amazon or another company.

On top of the 20,000 one-on-one coaching sessions, Career Day also includes three hours of mainstage programming that will feature fireside chats, panel discussions, and interviews with leading career-advice experts and Amazon executives.”

Beth Galetti, Amazon senior vice president human resources said, “We’ve created more jobs in the U.S. over the past decade than any other company – and we are continuing to hire people from all backgrounds and at all skill levels. We are glad to be able to mobilize more than 1,000 experienced recruiters and HR professionals to help job seekers across the country learn about opportunities at Amazon and elsewhere.”

During career day, participants can:

  • Receive individualized career coaching.
  • Attend an event with TV host, activist and life coach Karamo Brown and former professional football player and astronaut Leland Melvin, “who will share their personal stories of career change and overcoming adversity.”
  • Learn how to adapt their skills, build their brand and reimagine resumes.
  • Apply for positions at Amazon including entry-level jobs in the operations network, corporate jobs at the tech hubs; “as well as engineering, data science, marketing, human resources, and finance roles that support Alexa, AWS, Operations Technology, and Prime Video.”
  • Learn about Amazon’s pay and benefits including a $15-an-hour minimum wage, health care, 401K and paid parental leave.
  • Participate in breakout sessions and workshops about hourly jobs available at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and physical stores.

According to Amazon, it has more than 875,000 employees in 40 states and 250 countries with 18 “Tech Hubs,” more than 150 fulfillment centers, sortation centers, delivery stations and at the retail stores, Amazon Go, 4 Star and Amazon books.

For more information about Career Day 2020 – including how to register for the event, book your one-on-one session with an Amazon recruiter, and apply for open roles – to to amazon.jobs/careerday.

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