Amazon plans nationwide job fairs to hire 30,000 workers

Amazon Career Day Job fairs in Chicago 5 other cities as online giant seeks to hire 30,000 nationwide

Amazon Career Day Job fairs in Chicago 5 other cities as online giant seeks to hire 30,000 nationwide

Amazon's hiring process varies by job but can include an online application, assessment, phone interview, and an in-person interview.

Amazon is looking to fill 30,000 jobs and, to help accomplish that goal, it plans to host career days in six cities across the U.S. next week.

Amazon is looking for all kinds of workers, from software engineers who can earn more than $100,000 a year, to warehouse staff paid at least $15 an hour to pack and ship online orders.

The events will be held September 17 in six cities, including Arlington, Virginia, where it is opening its second North American headquarters.

Amazon said it will start hiring for the holiday season in the coming weeks. Amazon, which was founded in 1994, now employs over 300,000 USA workers and over 650,000 worldwide, as it's rapidly hired thousands to work at its warehouses, corporate offices and tech hubs.

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Amazon already has more than 650,000 employees worldwide, making it the second-biggest US -based private employer behind Walmart Inc.

The high number of job openings, which Amazon said is the most it's had at one time, shows how fast the company is growing. The company is calling it "Amazon Career Day", and set up a website with more details: www.amazon.jobs/careerday.

"Amazon has created more than 300,000 new jobs in the USA over the last decade - and we're proud to continue investing and creating opportunities for people across the country", Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement. "You'll get to invent and see Amazon making even bolder bets on behalf of our customers".

The company is planning a series of job fairs across the country next week. With unemployment near a 50-year low, employers have to work harder to fill empty positions.

Online mega-retailer Amazon is looking to hire as many as 30,000 new workers. Its rapid growth hasn't come without controversy, with labor groups and other activists calling out the e-commerce giant during Prime Day on issues including work conditions, climate change and its ties to US government moves to deport immigrants. The company is opening up new locations across the country, from OH to Nevada, and also opening up a second headquarters in Arlington, which will employ about 40,000 employees.

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