Free career fair will be held virtually and is open to all job seekers.
While many companies have really struggled or flat-out closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon appears to be going strong and ready to hire.
The online retail giant, who is already the largest job creator in the U.S. in the last decade, is looking to fill 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech roles, and it says thousands of additional hourly roles in the operations network will be announced soon. Currently, Amazon employs 875,000 people worldwide.
With so much recent unemployment due to the pandemic, so many positions open can be a boon for many. Amazon is hoping to fill those roles via the 2020 Career Day, on Wednesday, September 16. During the event, attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs currently available across the country and upcoming openings. Many of the positions will provide support in areas that include Alexa, AWS, Operations Technology, and Prime Video.
In addition, Amazon is making 1,000 of its recruiters available to provide 20,000 career coaching sessions to attendees in a single day. The event will also host several career workshops and tools to navigate the job market.
“COVID-19 continues to affect millions of people across the country, and people are eager for the opportunity to get back to work,” said Beth Galetti, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Amazon. “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.”
Anyone can participate in Career Day 2020 by going to amazon.jobs/careerday to register and book an appointment with an Amazon recruiter.