Amazon Hosts "Country's Biggest Job Fair" Today

Amazon Hosts "Country's Biggest Job Fair" Today

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Tara Bellucci
Aug 2, 2017
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In what's being dubbed the "country's biggest job fair," Amazon is looking to hire up to 50,000 people today.

The e-commerce giant is opening the doors to applicants at several of its warehouse locations across the country. Between 8 am and noon local time on Wednesday, August 2, job seekers can apply, tour the facility, be interviewed, and potentially be hired on the spot.

USA Today notes that most of the jobs—which involve sorting, packing, and shipping—will be full time, with around 10,000 part time positions available at sorting centers. There will also be management roles up for grabs.

Job seekers will be able to apply in person at sites in Baltimore, Md.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Etna, Ohio.; Fall River, Mass.; Hebron, Ky.; Kenosha, Wis.; Kent, Wash.; Robbinsville, N.J.; Romeoville, Ill.; Whitestown, Ind.; Buffalo, N.Y. (part-time work only); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Okla. (part-time work only), according to Fortune.

TIME reports that the full time positions include medical benefits starting and some tuition pre-payment. Part time positions include medical benefits that begin after 90 days and tuition pre-payment.

2017 has seen Amazon embark on a massive hiring spree, with their goal being to hire more than 30,000 part time roles over the next year, on top of more than 100,000 full time, full benefit jobs the company is creating in the U.S. over the next 18 months, including the 5,000 work from home positions in customer service they advertised back in April. The company has also committed to hiring 25,000 additional veterans and military spouses over the next five years.

You can see information about what the company is calling Amazon Jobs Day on their employment page.

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