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As part of its hiring spree, the tech giant Amazon is looking to recruit across 220-plus locations in the US, as well as tens of thousands of hourly positions in Amazon’s Operations network.

E-commerce bigwig Amazon has just announced plans for its Career Day 2021 (slated for 15 Sep), where more than 40,000 jobs in corporate and tech roles will be available across more than 220 company locations in the US. This is in addition to the "tens of thousands of hourly positions in Amazon’s Operations network," per the company's media release.

As part of its career day, Amazon will provide candidates the opportunity to participate in one of more than 20,000 personalised career-coaching sessions with an Amazon recruiter. The recruiters will offer advice to those interested in entry-level positions in Amazon’s logistics network, corporate roles at its 18 Tech Hubs, as well as engineering, sustainability, data science, marketing, HR, and finance roles that support Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Operations Technology, Prime Video, and many other businesses.

One-on-one career-coaching sessions will also be offered for "thousands" of Amazon employees looking to grow their careers at the company or elsewhere, as well as to learn about the company-funded upskilling programs available to help them move into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, said of the event: "Amazon continues to grow quickly and relentlessly invent across many areas, and we’re hoping that Career Day gives both job seekers and current Amazon employees the support they need to learn new skills or reimagine their careers at Amazon or elsewhere.”

While many industries struggled under the economic pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic having to lay off workers. Amazon has been on a hiring spree - in fact, it has hired over 450,000 workers since the pandemic began. While people were cooped up at home, demand for the tech company experienced a boom. 

According to Statista, Amazon employs almost 1.3mn full and part-time employees worldwide, as per its earnings report in 2020, up from 798,00o just a year earlier.

Per the media release, of the more than 400,000 hired in the US in 2020, more than 60% are now paid more than they were at their previous job.

Of the new employees hired across Amazon’s Operations network, nearly 30,000 joined Amazon from the manufacturing sector, another 19,000 from traditional retail, and 16,500 from education and healthcare, among others. The company received more than 30mn job applications for roles at Amazon in 2020, almost double the number from 2019.

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