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Dust Off Your Resume: Amazon Will Hire 50,000 People Next Month
Amazon is delivering (get it?) on an earlier promise to hire 100,000 employees in the next year or so.
The company just announced plans to hire over 50,000 part-time and full-time employees during Amazon Jobs Day on Aug. 2.
Around 40,000 of the open jobs are for full-time warehouse associates whose main responsibilities include picking, packing and shipping customer orders.
The remaining 10,000 open positions are for part-time jobs that involve sorting and consolidating customer packages at the company’s sortation center.
“We’re excited to be creating great jobs that offer highly-competitive wages, benefits starting on day one and the chance for employees to go back to school through our Career Choice program,” John Olsen, Vice President of Amazon’s Worldwide Operations Human Resources, said in a press release.
Benefits for full-time employees include:
- Health insurance
- Disability insurance
- Retirement savings plans
- Company stock
- Up to 20 weeks of paid leave
- Pre-paid career development courses
Part-time employees who work more than 20 hours per week will be eligible for these benefits:
- Life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Dental and vision insurance
- Funding towards medical insurance
Here’s What You Need to Know About Amazon Jobs Day
These amped-up job fairs will be held from 8 a.m. to noon local time at 10 Amazon fulfillment centers across the country.
You’ll get a chance to tour the facility while you’re there, as long as you meet the dress code safety requirements. Be sure to take along a photo ID.
Each of these links include the address to the location of the center and a list of current local job openings. It’s possible to apply online but you may want to apply in person for a shot at an on-the-spot job offer.
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Etna, Ohio
- Fall River, Massachusetts
- Hebron, Kentucky
- Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Kent, Washington
- Robbinsville, New Jersey
- Romeoville, Illinois
- Whitestown, Indiana
Candidates can also visit these two offsite Jobs Day events to apply for jobs at two fulfillment centers currently under construction.
If you can’t make it to an Amazon Jobs Day event in person, catch it during the real-time Facebook Live broadcast on Amazon’s Facebook page. While you probably won’t get to watch actual interviews take place, the company says it will fill the feeds with “updates, behind-the-scenes activities and candidate stories.”
If these Amazon positions aren’t what you’re looking for, check out our Jobs page on Facebook. We post new jobs there all the time.
Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She loves giving readers hot job leads so look her up on Twitter (@lisah) if you’ve got one to share.
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