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Amazon Plans Career Day Event Sept. 15


Amazon plans to hold its biggest-ever training and recruiting event Sept. 15 as it looks to hire for more than 40,000 corporate and tech roles nationwide and tens of thousands of hourly positions in its operations network.

Career Day registration is open to anyone and is free to attend.

The event is designed to support all job seekers, whether they’re looking for a new job or hoping to transition to a different career at Amazon or another company, according to an Amazon news release today.

Attendees can participate in personalized career-coaching sessions with an Amazon recruiter. The company also is offering 1-on-1 career-coaching sessions for Amazon employees looking to grow their careers at the company or elsewhere. New York Times best-selling authors David Epstein and Carla Harris will be among experts providing advice on how job seekers can start, build, or transition their careers, the release said. 

“We’re working hard every day to be the best place for people to have satisfying and fulfilling long-term careers,” Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said in the release. “Amazon continues to grow quickly and relentlessly invent across many areas, and we’re hoping that Career Day gives both job seekers and current Amazon employees the support they need to learn new skills or reimagine their careers at Amazon or elsewhere.” 

Amazon said it has hired more than 450,000 people in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began, and is now the largest job creator in the U.S. It received more than 30 million job applications in 2020, almost double the number from 2019. 

During Career Day last year, Amazon saw the highest one-week number of job applications in its history. 

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