As it gears up for the holiday season, Amazon has prepared itself for what’s to come by hosting 300,000 people at its recent Career Day.
A record-setting 384,000 people applied for a job at Amazon in the U.S. and Canada over the last week since the event was announced, the company said. In the span of 24 hours, Amazon recruiters completed over 20,000 1-on-1 career coaching sessions with participants, with another 6,000 people joining group breakout sessions. Job seekers filled the 20,000 slots within 12 hours of Amazon making them available.
Career day participants learned about 33,000 corporate and tech roles available at Amazon as well as 100,000 open positions across the company’s operations network.
More than 3,600 attendees participated in interactive coding review workshops hosted by senior Amazon software development engineers, and 2,600 joined breakout sessions dedicated to hourly positions at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and physical stores.
“Our vision for Career Day was to help job seekers from all walks of life and career stages fulfill their professional goals, using our scale to support those who need it the most,” said Beth Galetti, svp/human resources at Amazon. “We have tens of thousands of jobs available from roles in finance, robotics, software development or AI, to entry-level positions with highly competitive pay and benefits across our operations network. We’re looking forward to welcoming many Career Day participants to Amazon as full-time employees in the coming months.”