Amazon takes this year’s Career Day virtual with 33,000 job openings to fill

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Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that this year’s Career Day will take place on September 16, and will be virtual, opening the event up to all geographies. Amazon has 33,000 corporate and tech job openings available, including positions to support AWS, Alexa and Prime Video. Amazon will have 1,000 recruiters and 20,000 career coaching sessions available. Those who want to book a session can go to the Amazon Career Day site. Amazon says 17,000 attended Career Day sessions last year, with more than 200,000 people applying for jobs. The e-commerce giant will also soon announce thousands of hourly positions. Amazon has more than 875,000 workers around the world, with more than 600,000 full- and part-time employees in the U.S. According to a Morning Consult study commissioned by Amazon, 53% of the Americans currently looking for work are doing so because of COVID-19, and 27% of American workers expect some or all of their skills to be irrelevant in the next five years, with nearly half of job seekers willing to quit their jobs if an employer will fund new skills training. Amazon stock has soared 70.5% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 3.1% for the period.
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