Amazon plans to hire 33000 people in US

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Amazon says this year's career day will help people reinvent their skills and make the leap out of pandemic-smashed industries into jobs that are available now.

As its businesses flourish even during the pandemic, Amazon on Wednesday said it now has in the U.S. 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech positions supporting areas that include Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Operations Technology, and Prime Video.

Amazon said 17,000 job seekers attended its 2019 Career Day events, which were held in six USA cities - and more than 200,000 people applied for jobs in the week leading up to the event.

While many US companies are laying off or furloughing employees due to the pandemic's economic impact, Amazon is stepping up its hiring.

Some of the hirings for these posts would be done through Amazon's Career Day, where 1,000 Amazon recruiters would offer 20,000 career coaching sessions for all levels of experience, professional fields, or backgrounds. They're looking for qualified candidates for corporate and tech roles where the average salary is $150,000, according to an article in the New York Times.

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In the latest sign of how it's prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months. "We are glad to be able to mobilize more than 1,000 experienced recruiters and HR professionals to help job seekers across the country learn about opportunities at Amazon and elsewhere." - she added. "We are continuing to hire people from all backgrounds and at all skill levels".

Last year, according to Amazon, 17,000 individuals took part in its Career Day and over 200,000 applied for positions within the company. Walmart and Target have also seen their sales surge during the health crisis.

Amazon's expansion comes as other companies bulk up for the holidays, with UPS on Wednesday saying it expects to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers before a yearly increase in package volume that starts in October and continues through January.

With more than 875,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has been consistently recognized on LinkedIn's Top Companies, now ranks #2 in the Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, and was selected by Fast Company as one of the Best Workplaces for Innovators. Amazon plans to match the attendees with an appropriate recruiter.

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