The corporate job additions come ahead of the tech giant’s first virtual “Career Day” on Sept. 16, which will give job seekers of all levels and interests the opportunity to attend live-streamed discussions and interviews with industry leaders, according to the event website.
“COVID-19 continues to affect millions of people across the country, and people are eager for the opportunity to get back to work,” Beth Galetti, Amazon senior vice president, human resources, said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”
Those recruiters will be assigned to meet with 20,000 event attendees to offer one-on-one career advice, according to the event website. Amazon currently has 33,000 openings for jobs that include Amazon’s smart home device, Alexa; Amazon Web Services (AWS); Operations Technology and Prime Video.