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Amazon Looks to Recruit 40,000 New Team Members at Career Day 2021; Andy Jassy Discusses

Amazon Looks to Recruit 40,000 New Team Members at Career Day 2021; Andy Jassy Discusses

SEATTLE, WA - How much can you get done in a day? It is a question worth asking regularly, especially in our industry. By Amazon’s standards, a 40,000-strong hiring blitz is a viable feat. The retail behemoth has announced its Career Day 2021 will take place September 15 as Amazon aims to fill corporate and tech roles across more than 220 locations in the U.S., as well as tens of thousands of hourly positions in Amazon’s Operations network. This hiring blitz will also include Amazon’s biggest-ever training and recruiting event to help both current and future employees grow their careers.

Andy Jassy, Chief Executive Officer, Amazon“We’re working hard every day to be the best place for people to have satisfying and fulfilling long-term careers,” said Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy. “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.”

According to a press release, Career Day attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one of more than 20,000 personalized career-coaching sessions with an Amazon recruiter. Additionally, existing Amazon employees will have access to thousands of one-on-one career-coaching sessions to help grow their careers at the company or elsewhere. World-leading experts like New York Times best-selling authors David Epstein and Carla Harris, will provide candid advice on how job seekers can start, build, or transition their careers.

Amazon recently announced its Career Day 2021 as it looks to recruit 40,000 new employees

The event is open to all, regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background. Here are some of the opportunities attendees will have access to:

  • Entry-level positions in Amazon’s logistics network, corporate roles at its 18 Tech Hubs, as well as engineering, sustainability, data science, marketing, human resources, and finance roles that support Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Operations Technology, Prime Video, and many other businesses
  • A conversation with Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, who will share his own career experience and advice for job seekers. David Epstein and Carla Harris will provide tips to help people at all stages of their careers
  • Participate in coding workshops led by Amazon software development engineers, and attend a “How to Interview at Amazon” breakout session led by two senior recruiters with a combined 25 years of interviewing experience

All Amazon regular full-time employees receive the same core benefits, regardless of their role, level, or position—from the company’s executives to front-line employees. This includes health coverage, a 401(k) plan with a company match, up to 20 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents, and more. In addition, eligible employees have access to company-subsidized training opportunities.

In addition to hiring for new roles, Amazon will host its biggest-ever training and recruiting event to help both current and future employees grow their careers

Amazon has hired over 450,000 people in the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic. During Career Day last year, the retailer saw the highest one-week number of job applications in the history of the company. Of the new employees hired across Amazon’s Operations network during the pandemic, nearly 30,000 joined Amazon from the manufacturing sector, another 19,000 from traditional retail, and 16,500 from education and healthcare, among others. The company received more than 30 million job applications for roles at Amazon in 2020, almost double the number from 2019.

Further information surrounding Amazon’s employment achievements and COVID-19 data is accessible via the official press release here.

How’s that for “all in a day’s work”? Keep reading ANUK as we continue to watch Amazon’s growth strategies from all angles.