September 17, 2019

Amazon Announces Amazon Career Day on September 17th – 30,000+ Permanent Jobs Available across the US Paying $15 an Hour or More and Offering On-the-job Training and Upskilling Opportunities

Amazon Announces Amazon Career Day on September 17th

Amazon Career Day will also help individuals learn more about how to build a business with Amazon, from starting your own delivery business to selling online or publishing your own book

Amazon announced Amazon Career Day on Tuesday, September 17th, a series of events across the US where anyone can learn more about the 30,000 full and part-time jobs available at Amazon in locations across the country, from the company’s headquarters and tech hubs to datacenters and fulfillment centers. There are jobs for people with all types of experience, education, and skill levels – from entry-level roles at Amazon’s fulfillment centers working with the latest robotics technology, software development engineers helping make Alexa smarter, or computer vision scientists building the technology behind Amazon Go. All candidates will have access to on-the-job training and upskilling opportunities as part of the company’s $700 million Upskilling 2025 initiative to help employees gain new skills to build their career.

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Amazon will hold six Amazon Career Day events across the US where candidates can learn more about the career opportunities with the company. The events on September 17th are in Arlington – the site of the company’s second headquarters in North America – as well as Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, and Seattle. Amazon Career Day events are open to anyone interested in learning more about opportunities with Amazon, from applying for a job with the company to learning more about how to start a business delivering packages or selling online. For more information – including how to register for the events and apply for open roles – visit amazon.jobs/careerday.

“Amazon has created more than 300,000 new jobs in the US over the last decade – and we’re proud to continue investing and creating opportunities for people across the country,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “These are jobs with highly competitive compensation and full-benefits from day one, as well as training opportunities to gain new skills in high-demand fields such as robotics and machine learning.”

Candidates can explore open positions on amazon.jobs – and they can learn about the fastest-growing jobs at Amazon here. The Amazon Career Day events will feature businesses across Amazon, and recruiters will be on-hand to talk to candidates about corporate roles at our 18 Tech Hubs, as well as within our customer fulfillment, delivery, and retail facilities. In addition to the positions available at the company, the events will include informational sessions on how to be your own boss with help from Amazon by selling on Amazon, starting your own delivery company becoming a Delivery Service Partner, or publishing your own book.

Additionally, Amazon is starting to hire for tens of thousands of seasonal roles for its operations network in the coming weeks to meet increased demand for the holiday season. Candidates interested in these positions – also paying $15/hour – can visit amazondelivers.jobs.

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Competitive benefits and upskilling opportunities

With more than 650,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has been recognized on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list for the past four years, ranked #2 in the Fortune 2017 and 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies, #5 in Fast Company’s 2018 World’s Most Innovative Companies and 2019 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators. Amazon has more than 300,000 full-time employees in the US, across more than 40 states and 250 different counties, two headquarters, 18 Tech Hubs, more than 150 fulfillment centers, sortation centers and delivery stations, and more than two dozen Amazon Go, 4 Star and Amazon Books retail stores. Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $270 billion in the US, including infrastructure and compensation to our employees. Learn more about Amazon’s economic impact across the US here.

Amazon provides highly competitive benefits to full-time employees — from the company’s most senior executives to its hourly fulfillment center associates — including comprehensive healthcare from day one, 401(k) matching, and up to 20-weeks of paid parental leave. Through its Upskilling 2025 initiative, Amazon has also committed $700 million to programs aiming to provide its employees with the skills they need for new, in-demand jobs, from paid cloud computing apprenticeships to its Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in in-demand fields, regardless of whether skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.

On top of the company’s direct hires, there are more than 1.9 million businesses, content creators, and developers in the US using Amazon products and services to start or grow their careers. Small and medium-sized businesses selling their products on Amazon stores are also creating jobs — more than 830,000 in the US and 1.6 million worldwide. Developers have built more than 90,000 Alexa skills, and hundreds of thousands of authors from around the world have self-published millions of books through Kindle Direct Publishing.

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