Amazon .com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is holding nationwide jobs fair to hire around 30,000 people for various positions. The company is holding the Career day in Chicago, Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Dallas and Arlington, Virginia. The e-commerce company is hiring workers for permanent jobs ranging in experience from entry-level positions at the fulfillment centers to engineers to computer scientists.
Attendees of job fair advised applying for jobs
The company is offering both full-time and part-time jobs at the company’s headquarters, data centers, tech hubs as well as ta fulfillment centers. Payment starts at the $15 per hour minimum wage the company pays.
Those3 attending the job fair has been asked to make job applications directly with Amazon. Alternatively, they can take part in information sessions concerning doing business with the company, such as being a publisher, delivery service partner online seller, and more. Those seeking jobs can also benefit from resume and interviewing advice.
Amazon is currently among the leading employers in the US. According to the company’s 2018 annual report, the company has around 647,500 part-time and full-time employees. This latest amazon hire will be part of the Upskilling 2025 initiative, which is a $700 million investment aimed at enhancing skills through training programs for around 100,000 employees.
Top jobs in the past five years
In the last five years, some of the company’s leading technology jobs include solutions architect, data scientists, web development engineer, and network development engineer. Besides enhancing the tech segment, the company has also significantly invested in its group of data mapping specialists, program managers, marketers, and fulfillment center employees.
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos stated that in the past ten years, the company had created close to 300,000 new jobs in the US. He added that they are proud of what they have done and will continue creating opportunities and investing in people across the US. He said that the jobs have a competitive compensation package and benefits from the first day, including training programs for new skills in machine learning and robotics.