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September 10, 2020 17:52
Amazon to hire 30,000 employees with an annual package worth $150,000

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Amazon will hold a career day on September 16 for everyone who is seeking a job.

Amazon's career day will include a team of 1000 Amazon recruiters who offer 20000 career coaching sessions and attending these sessions would be free of cost.

Amazon currently has 33,000 job openings for corporate and technical roles and is ready to add thousands of additional hourly roles in Amazon's operations network soon.

All of the new employees who will be recruited for these roles will get a minimum wage of $15 per hour and up to 20 weeks of parental leave.

The employees who fill up the corporate and technical roles will get an average pay of $150,000 in addition to salary, stock based compensation and benefits.

Amazon career day is designed to serve all the job seekers who lost their employment due to the economically challenging times of COVID-19.

The jobs will be available for candidates regardless of their experience, professional field or background.

Amazon said in its press release the company would even consider candidates who are applying for other companies.

Amazon conducted a survey and has found out that 53 percent of Americans have been forced to look for other employment opportunities due to the COVID-19 scenario.

Amazon, in August had planned to hire 3500 additional workers in the cities of the US.

In a time when many offices are planning to work remotely through telecommunication, Amazon had planned to expand its office space for new employees.

Amazon has also announced that it is opening a new store of groceries that is filled with smart devices.

The company is currently in talks with Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner in the US to convert the current Sears and JCP stores to delivery hubs.

Amazon's stock is up 77 percent in the last year and the company typically announced hundreds of thousands of jobs during the holidays. However, it is unclear if the same would happen this year too.

Amazon had already hired 175,000 people during the pandemic to help meet the company's surging demand for deliveries.

UPS is also looking ahead to hiring during the pandemic.

By Gayatri Yellayi

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