Amazon to host digital career day
On September 16, Amazon will hold a Career Day that is open to everyone seeking a job. The special event will include a team of 1,000 Amazon recruiters offering 20,000 free career coaching sessions, according to the company’s press release.
As revealed in the press release, Amazon currently has 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech roles. The tech giant will share “thousands of additional hourly roles in Amazon’s Operations network” soon, it said. All new employees will be paid at least minimum wage at $15 per hour and will receive up to 20 weeks of parental leave.
“With many people left unemployed by the economic impact of Covid-19 and searching for new jobs, Career Day is designed to support all job seekers, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background — or whether they are looking for a job at Amazon or another company,” Amazon said in its press release.
After conducting a survey, Amazon found that 53 percent of Americans have been forced to seek new employment because of COVID-19. Back in August, Amazon said it planned to hire 3,500 additional workers across several cities in the United States. Additionally, Amazon also announced plans for a new grocery store filled with smart devices.
Preparation for further expansion include talks with Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner in the U.S., to convert former or current JCPenney and Sears storefronts into distribution hubs to deliver packages. During the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has hired more than 175,000 people to help meet the increase in demand for delivery.
Following suite, the United Parcel Service (UPS) is also looking to hire more people during the pandemic. “We plan to hire over 100,000 people for UPS’s seasonal jobs and anticipate a large number will move into permanent roles after the holidays,” the company said in a Wednesday press release.
By: Maytinee Kramer