Amazon Announces Career Day 2020: 33,000 Corporate and Tech Jobs Open Across the U.S., plus 20,000 Free Career Coaching Sessions Available for Attendees
Nationwide event on
Company currently has 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech positions supporting areas that include Alexa, AWS, Operations Technology, and Prime Video – with thousands of additional hourly roles in Amazon’s Operations network to be announced soon
New survey shows 61% of American job seekers are looking for work in a different industry; one third see learning new technical skills as key to landing their next job
With many people left unemployed by the economic impact of COVID-19 and searching for new jobs, 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
“COVID-19 continues to affect millions of people across the country, and people are eager for the opportunity to get back to work,” said
Last year, 17,000 job seekers attended
Receive individualized career coaching. A team of 1,000
Amazonrecruiters will conduct 20,000 free, one-on-one career coaching sessions with job seekers across the country. Attendees will be able to select their fields of interest: hourly roles; tech and non-tech positions at the company’s headquarters, corporate offices, and Tech Hubs; jobs for veterans; and opportunities for students and recent graduates. Amazonwill match the attendees with an appropriate recruiter to help them prepare for their next job.
Discover new tools to navigate the current job market. The mainstage event will be headlined by award winning television host, activist, and life coach
Karamo Brownand former professional football player and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, who will share their personal stories of career change and overcoming adversity. Attendees will also hear from recruiting experts and career coaches giving advice on how they can adapt their skills and experiences, build their professional brands, and reimagine their resumes in order to improve their chances of landing a job.
Learn more about open roles at
Amazon. Participants will be able to apply for a wide range of roles at Amazon, with recruiters on hand to talk about entry-level positions in the company’s operations network; corporate roles at its 18 Tech Hubs; as well as engineering, data science, marketing, human resources, and finance roles that support Alexa, AWS, Operations Technology, and Prime Video. Amazonleaders Kara Hurst, Vice President Worldwide Sustainability; David Bozeman, Vice President AmazonTransportation Services; and Cherris Armour, Director of AmazonWorldwide Operations will discuss their roles and share insights about Amazon’s culture. Attendees will also be able to learn more about Amazon’s industry-leading employee pay and benefits – including a $15-an-hour minimum wage, comprehensive healthcare from day one, 401(k) matching, up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, and access to the Upskilling 2025 program, Amazon’s $700 millioncommitment to upskill 100,000 employees for higher-wage, in-demand jobs.
Participate in interactive
Amazoncareer workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to join smaller breakout sessions for those interested in hourly opportunities at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and physical stores, led by staffing specialists, and live coding reviews with senior Amazonsoftware development engineers.
Majority of American job seekers looking for a job in a different industry due to COVID-19
Half of the Americans currently looking for a new job (53%) have been forced to do so because of COVID-19, according to a new Morning Consult survey on job-seeker insights commissioned by
The Morning Consult survey also found that more than one-quarter of American workers (27%) expect that some or all of their current skills will become irrelevant in the next five years, with nearly half of job seekers willing to quit their jobs to go to another company if that employer provides company-funded upskilling training. Of those looking for work, almost a third see learning technical skills as the most important tool to help them land their next job. Learn more about the
With more than 875,000 employees worldwide,
On top of the company’s direct hires, there are more than 2 million businesses, content creators, developers and delivery providers in the
For more information about Career Day 2020 – including how to register for the event, book your one-on-one session with an