‘It’s really open to anyone’: Amazon kicks off career fair, set to fill 33K remote jobs averaging $150K

‘It’s really open to anyone’: Amazon kicks off career fair, set to fill 33K remote jobs averaging $150K

(NEXSTAR) — Amazon is kicking off its virtual job fair Wednesday, with 33,000 work-from-home corporate and tech roles available. “Fueled by demand from our customers, we’ve been privileged to continue to create jobs and invest across the United States, which has led to us announcing tens of thousands of jobs that we’re trying to fill right now,” said Ardine Williams, Amazon’s vice president of workforce development. “We know that millions of people are in need of career help right now, whether it’s related to COVID-19 or not.” The new hires will start out working from home but eventually will be asked to work in an office. Amazon is reportedly allowing employees to work remotely through Jan. 8, 2021. The free three-hour job fair, dubbed 2020 Career Day, will start streaming online at 12 p.m. ET. Amazon said its corporate and tech jobs, which average $150,000 in annual pay, will be centered around Amazon’s U.S. offices, including Denver, New York, Phoenix and Seattle, the location of its headquarters. During the event, Amazon will collect resumes and allow people to talk to a recruiter. The company said 1,000 recruiters and HR professionals will provide 20,000 one-on-one career coaching sessions for job seekers. Even those not interested in a job at Amazon can get resume help. “We really wanted to leverage our scale,” Williams said. “We’re placing emphasis on providing career help to people who may have been impacted by the pandemic. And it’s really open ...
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