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Amazon Career Day 2020 – More Than 300,000 People Attended the Event and Over 380,000 Applied for a Job at Amazon

September 17, 2020 at 6:30 AM EDT

Amazon recruiters conducted 20,000 free 1-on-1 career coaching sessions with job seekers across the country in a single day

All Amazon jobs come with industry-leading pay and competitive benefits – including a minimum wage of $15/hour, health insurance from day one, up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, and company-funded upskilling opportunities

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2020-- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that over 300,000 people attended Amazon Career Day yesterday. Additionally, a record-setting 384,000 people applied for a job at Amazon in the U.S. and Canada over the last week since the event was announced. In the span of 24 hours, Amazon recruiters completed over 20,000 1-on-1 career coaching sessions with participants, and another 6,000 people joined group breakout sessions.

Americans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico attended Amazon Career Day, an online event designed to help people – regardless of their level of experience, professional field, or background – get advice, insights, and information to help them find new opportunities either at Amazon or another company.

“Our vision for Career Day was to help job seekers from all walks of life and career stages fulfill their professional goals, using our scale to support those who need it the most,” said Beth Galetti, Senior Vice President of HR at Amazon. “We have tens of thousands of jobs available – from roles in finance, robotics, software development or AI, to entry-level positions with highly competitive pay and benefits across our operations network. We’re looking forward to welcoming many Career Day participants to Amazon as full-time employees in the coming months.”

Amazon Career Day highlights include:

  • Over 300,000 job seekers attended the event and discovered new tools to navigate the job market and learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech roles available at Amazon, as well as the 100,000 open positions across the company’s operations network.
  • Participants joined from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – with over 55,000 attending from California alone.
  • Since announcing Career Day on September 9, Amazon has received more than 384,000 job applications for roles at the company in the U.S. and Canada – 38 job applications every minute.
  • Amazon recruiters conducted 20,000 1-on-1 career coaching sessions to help attendees prepare for their next job, providing a total of 6,600 hours of advice. Job seekers filled the 20,000 slots within 12 hours of Amazon making them available.
  • More than 3,600 attendees participated in interactive coding review workshops hosted by senior Amazon software development engineers, and 2,600 joined breakout sessions dedicated to hourly opportunities at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and physical stores.
  • Attendees asked more than 7,000 questions to the participating HR experts, career coaches, and industry leaders.

With more than 875,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has been consistently recognized on LinkedIn’s Top Companies, currently 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 has more than 600,000 full- and part-time employees in the U.S., across more than 40 states and 250 different counties, two headquarters, 18 Tech Hubs, more than 150 fulfillment centers, sortation centers and delivery stations, and more than two dozen Amazon Go, 4 Star and Amazon Books retail stores. Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $350 billion in the U.S., including in infrastructure and employee compensation. Learn more about Amazon’s economic impact across the U.S. here.

On top of the company’s employees, there are more than 2 million businesses, content creators, developers and delivery providers in the U.S. using Amazon products and services to start or grow their careers. Small and medium-sized businesses selling their products on Amazon.com have created more than 1.1 million jobs. There are more than 700,000 developers building skills for Alexa, last-mile and middle-mile delivery partners working with Amazon employ more than 95,000 drivers across the country. There are also hundreds of thousands of authors from around the world have self-published millions of books through Kindle Direct Publishing.

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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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