Amazon looking to hire 30,000 people with career day in these 6 cities

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Amazon is trying to fill 30,000 available full and part-time jobs in locations across the country by holding a Career Day in six cities on Sept. 17.

The six Career Day events are set to be held in Arlington, Virginia — the site of the company’s second North America headquarters — Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville and Seattle. These events are geared toward “anyone interested in learning more about opportunities with Amazon, from applying for a job within the company to learning how to start a business delivering packages or selling online,” according to company’s announcement.

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Jeff Bezos, founder of the online retail giant, reaffirmed his commitment to “investing and creating opportunities for people across the country.”

The jobs pay at least $15 per hour, with competitive benefits, the company says.

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Amazon currently employs more than 650,000 worldwide and, according to the Associated Press, with 40,000 are expected to be hired at the new Arlington headquarters over the next several years — making it the second biggest private employer in the U.S. after Walmart.

Skills training will also be on offer at Career Day events, as part of the company’s $700 million Upskilling 2025 initiative.

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