Missed Amazon’s job fair? Don’t worry, there are still open jobs online
Following Amazon Jobs Day, the e-commerce giant is still trying to fill all 50,000 jobs in its fulfillment centers—and you can put a new job in your cart on Monster.
You’ve heard of Amazon Prime Day, but perhaps what you didn’t know about was Amazon Jobs Day, a massive job fair that took place on Aug. 2, 2017, at the company’s 12 fulfillment and sortation centers with the initiative to hire 50,000 people on the spot.
Uh…so why are we just telling you about this now?
Well, as it turns out, Amazon told Inc that although about 20,000 people showed up to apply, there are still about 30,000 open positions on the table—and now you can get one of these jobs at Amazon by applying—wait for it—online.
While the majority of these are full-time jobs at the fulfillment centers, which involve picking, packing, and shipping customer orders, more than 10,000 of these open positions will be part-time at the company’s sortation centers, which will involve sorting and consolidating customer packages.
The centers are located in: Baltimore, Maryland; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Massachusetts; Hebron, Kentucky; Kenosha, Wisconsin; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Romeoville, Illinois; Whitestown, Indiana; Buffalo, New York; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
This isn’t the first time the company has gone on a major hiring spree, either, as the e-commerce giant has been a massive job creator in the U.S. Over the past five years, Amazon claims to have created more than 150,000 jobs in the U.S., growing its workforce from 30,000 employees in 2011 to more than 180,000.
Just in 2017 alone, the mega-retailer announced via press release plans to create more than 100,000 new, full-time, full-benefit jobs across the U.S. over the course of the next 18 months, in addition to adding 5,000 part-time, work-from-home jobs this year.
As if we didn’t already have enough to thank Amazon for (i.e. grocery deliveries, fire sticks, Kindles and yes, you too, Alexa), this massive uptick in job creation is the latest reason we have to bow down to the almighty e-commerce giant. With this increase in staffing, about 300,000 people will be able to add a job at Amazon to their resumes by mid-2018.
These fulfillment center jobs aren’t the only ones Amazon is looking to fill, either. The company is ramping up hiring for virtually every type of position in locations across the country, including its Seattle headquarters and Silicon Valley location, where they continue to expand in areas like cloud technology, aerospace, and other logistics, so you could find yourself in either of those bastions of tech.
But no matter what your job title is at the company, every full-time Amazonian receives full benefits, including health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans, tuition reimbursement, and company stock starting on day one. Amazon also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave as well as additional PTO benefits for new parents through its “Leave Share” and “Ramp Back” programs. Leave Share lets employees share their Amazon paid leave with their spouse or domestic partner if their spouse’s employer doesn’t offer paid leave. Ramp Back gives new moms additional control over the pace at which they return to work.
Oh, and if you’re a veteran, you’ll be in good company at Amazon. More than 10,000 veterans already work there, and last year, the Seattle Times reported that the company pledged to hire and train an additional 25,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
So if you’re shopping for a new job, you’ve come to the right place. Much like Amazon Prime’s same-day delivery service, you can find a new job at Amazon today. Check out all of the open positions available right now at Amazon to see if there are any you want to
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