Amazon’s Career Day to offer opportunities to job seekers

The Company has 33,000 openings and all new employees will receive at least $15 per hour and 20 weeks of parental leave.

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Tech giant, Amazon, is holding a career day on September 16, which will witness a team of 1000 recruiters from the Company offering 20,000 career-coaching sessions free of charge. Amazon’s career day is open to everyone seeking a job in the US.

The Company has 33,000 job openings currently, for corporate and tech-based roles, and is planning to share thousands of hourly jobs on its operations network soon.

All new employees will be paid a minimum of $15 per hour along with 20 weeks of parental leave. Employees in corporate and tech-based roles will receive an average payout of $150,000, including salary and stock-based compensation and benefits.

The new jobs are unlikely to be permanent roles. The Company usually announces hundreds of jobs to meet seasonal demand and it has already staffed up more than 175,000 people to meet the increased delivery demand during the pandemic.

However, people slide into permanent roles after a temporary stint.

According to a survey conducted by Amazon, it was found that 53 per cent of Americans were forced to look for new job opportunities because of the pandemic. Amazon’s Career Day is designed as a platform to support jobseekers, regardless of their level of experience, background or field of work. Workers will receive an opportunity to look for jobs at other companies as well and not just Amazon.

Having been on a fast growth trajectory recently, Amazon last month announced plans to hire 3,500 additional employees and to open a grocery store filled with smart devices. At a time when companies are engaged in remote work, the tech giant is committing to more office space for its operations.

The Company’s stocks are up by 77 per cent over last year.

The United Parcel Service (UPS) is also focussed on hiring due to the pandemic, and Amazon plans to hire over 100,000 people for UPS’s seasonal jobs.

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