For people currently looking for a job, Amazon may have good news for you. The e-commerce giant intends to hold a Career Day on September 16. The nationwide virtual event will welcome jobseekers as the company also looks to fill 33,000 vacancies across the country.
Amazon Career Day for Jobseekers
The pandemic caused many people to lose their jobs. Hence, Amazon will spearhead an event to help jobseekers. USA Today noted that Amazon, together with a few companies, performed well amid the health crisis. The outbreak even gave the e-commerce giant an advantage as people preferred online transactions, including shopping.
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In the company’s press release, next week’s affair aims “to support all job seekers, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background.” Also, anyone can participate whether they are interested in joining Amazon or not.
The career day brought by Amazon will provide participants learning opportunities. More particularly, the event will include 20,000 career coaching sessions on that day. Moreover, 1,000 recruiters from Amazon will provide insights.
Similarly, the virtual event will also feature interviews with Amazon executives and top experts in career advice.
Amazon Roles to Fill
In addition, Amazon said it currently has 33,000 job openings across the United States. That will encompass both corporate and tech positions. On top of that, the Jeff Bezos-led firm also vowed to add thousands of hourly jobs soon covering Amazon’s operations network.
Furthermore, the tech giant also promised a minimum wage of $15 per hour. A spokesperson for Amazon told CBS that the average annual wage for the company would amount to $150,000. It will include salary and stock awards, CBS reported. Besides the higher wage, Amazon’s perks for employees include comprehensive healthcare from the first day and 20 weeks of paid parental leave, among others.
Creating More Jobs
“We’ve created more jobs in the US over the past decade than any other company,” Amazon’s Senior VP for Human Resources Beth Galetti said.
Amazon also cited a new Morning Consult survey suggesting that 53 percent of Americans seeking for jobs are forced by the pandemic. Moreover, the Amazon-sponsored research also found out that 61 percent of job seekers are shifting industries. Meanwhile, 36 percent said that their current jobs do not align with their primary skills.
Amazon will provide the event for free to all attendees. To register, you can go to amazon.jobs/careerday.