Amazon is looking to fill more than 40,000 available business and technology positions and tens of thousands of hourly positions in its operating network on its third annual Career Day on September 15.
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Amazon VP of Workforce Development Ardine Williams told FOX Business the hiring campaign focused on the company’s “fast-growing businesses”, including Amazon Web Services , Amazon Advertising, Amazon Alexa and Project Kuiper, an initiative to provide broadband Internet access through the launch of satellites into low earth orbit.
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Positions available at 220 Amazon sites in the United States include software engineers, researchers, solution architects, game artists, security specialists, and more. Amazon offers a minimum starting wage of $ 15 an hour and an average wage of over $ 17 an hour. Meanwhile, the company’s employees receive an average total compensation of more than $ 150,000 per year.
In addition, regular full-time employees enjoy a variety of benefits, including paid time off, 401 (k) correspondence, up to 20 weeks of parental leave, and company-funded career advancement opportunities.
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This year’s virtual event, open to anyone regardless of experience, professional field or background, will feature 20,000 free one-on-one career coaching sessions from Amazon’s team of 1,200 recruiters. In addition, attendees will have access to coding workshops led by Amazon software development engineers and a breakout session “How to Interview at Amazon” led by two senior recruiters with 25 years of experience in interview in the company.
The move marks the first recruiting push under the leadership of new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, who took over from Jeff Bezos in July.
“We work hard every day to be the best place for people to have long-term, fulfilling and rewarding careers,” Jassy said in a statement. “Amazon continues to grow rapidly and relentlessly inventing in many areas, and we hope that Career Day will provide job seekers and current Amazon employees with the support they need to learn new skills or reinvent their business. career at Amazon or elsewhere. “
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Amazon has hired more than 450,000 people in the United States since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Amazon received a total of 30 million applications, with more than 450,000 applications in Career Day alone last year, according to Williams.
Of the new employees hired into the company’s operating network, nearly 30,000 went to manufacturing, 19,000 came from traditional retail and 16,500 from education and health care.