Amazon Hosting Jobs Day To Hire 50,000 Workers

Amazon.com is holding a Jobs Day event as it aims to fill more than 50,000 positions across its fulfillment network.

The company is opening 10 of its fulfillment centers on August 2 from 8 a.m. to noon local time for its first Jobs Day with tours and information sessions. The events will run at fulfillment centers in Baltimore, MD; Chattanooga, TN; Etna, OH; Fall River, MA; Hebron, KY; Kenosha, WI; Kent, WA; Robbinsville, NJ; Romeoville, IL; and Whitestown, IN. In addition, Amazon will host off-site Jobs Day events from 8 a.m. to noon local time in Buffalo, NY, and Oklahoma City, OK.

On Jobs Day, employment candidates can come on-site to learn more about working at Amazon and the technology it utilizes in its operations. The company said it plans to make thousands of on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates who apply on-site.

The company is hiring full-time workers who will pick, pack and ship customer orders. However, more than 10,000 of the new positions will be part-time sortation center jobs where employees will sort and consolidate packages to enable fast shipping speeds and Sunday delivery for customers.

“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,” said John Olsen, vp/Amazon’s worldwide operations human resources. “On August 2, we are excited to host interested candidates to come learn more about the technology we utilize in our operations, see our dedicated onsite classrooms, meet employees and, if interested, apply for a job at our site and receive an on-the-spot job offer. These are great opportunities with runway for advancement.”