The COVID-19 crisis has been a nightmare for many in our society. Aside from the health risks that the virus poses, millions of Americans are struggling financially after losing their jobs due to the pandemic. According to a study conducted by Amazon, 53% of Americans have been forced to find new jobs. In response, the e-commerce giant is holding a massive hiring event in the form of a Career Day on Wednesday, September 16.
According to reports, Amazon’s Career Day will be an employment bonanza where 33,000 open corporate and tech jobs with the company will be filled. The average pay for these positions is set at $150,000. The jobs available will be supporting Alexa, AWS, Operations Technology and Prime Video. Additionally, 1,000 Amazon recruiters are scheduled to be on hand to conduct 20,000 career coaching sessions free of charge.
Amazon’s official press release reads:
“With many people left unemployed by the economic impact of COVID-19 and searching for new jobs, Career Day is designed to support all job seekers, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background – or whether they are looking for a job at Amazon or another company. On top of the 20,000 one-on-one coaching sessions, Career Day also includes three hours of mainstage programming that will feature fireside chats, panel discussions, and interviews with leading career-advice experts and Amazon executives. Starting today, participants will be able to register for live software-code review workshops, as well as breakout sessions to learn more about jobs in Amazon’s growing logistics network.”
Amazon Career Day is open to all. If you are a job seeker looking for a new employment opportunity and are interested in one of Amazon’s positions, visit amazon.jobs/careerday to register and book an appointment with an Amazon recruiter.