Amazon plans Career Day 2020, opening 33,000 corporate and tech jobs

Amazon on Wednesday announced it will launch a US-wide Career Day event, recruiting 33,000 jobs for corporate and tech positions.

The online retail giant said a team of 1,000 Amazon recruiters would be offering 20,000 free career coaching sessions on Wednesday September 16.

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According to Amazon, 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”, pointing out that many people had been left unemployed by the economic impact of coronavirus.

Alongside the one-on-one coaching sessions, Career Day will also feature what Amazon describes as “three hours of mainstage programming” including fireside chats, panel discussions, and interviews with leading career-advice experts and Amazon executives.

“COVID-19 continues to affect millions of people across the country, and people are eager for the opportunity to get back to work,” said Amazon senior vice president of human resources Beth Galetti.

“We’ve created more jobs in the U.S. over the past decade than any other company – and we are continuing to hire people from all backgrounds and at all skill levels. 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.”

Amazon has long come under fire for its treatment of staff and working conditions for employees.

Earlier this year Amazon faced lawsuits in both Europe and the US, which claimed the retailer was not doing enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in its warehouses.

Back in April more than 350 workers from 50 of its warehouses did not show up to work in protest of its working conditions and lack of paid sick leave for some members of staff.

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