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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 09:59 AM

Amazon hiring 30,000 people at Sept. 17 job fairs: Where is the closest event?

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Amazon hiring 30,000 people at Sept. 17 job fairs: Where is the closest event?
Today 8:54 AM

By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com

Online mega-retailer Amazon is looking to hire as many as 30,000 new workers. ... The company is planning a series of job fairs across the country next week. Available positions range from hourly packing and shipping jobs to salaried positions, such as software engineer. Pay ranges from $15 per hour to more than $100,000 annually for salaried jobs.

Job fairs are set for Sept. 17 in Arlington, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Seattle, Washington.

For more information – including how to register for the events and apply for open roles – go to amazon.jobs/careerday. You can see available jobs at amazon.jobs. ... In Nashville, Amazon said it is looking to fill more 5,000 jobs for Amazon Nashville, its new downtown retail operations business hub.

The company said it is offering a $15 minimum wage; healthcare coverage from the first day of work; 401K matching; and up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave.

In addition to the permanent, full-time positions, Amazon is also hiring tens of thousands of seasonal roles for its operations network to meet increased demand for the holiday season. Candidates interested in these positions – also paying $15 an hour – can visit amazondelivers.jobs.

Amazon Holding ‘Career Day’ in Crystal City
ARLnow.com Today at 10:00am

Arlington is one of six locations where Amazon is holding an “Amazon Career Day” next week. ... The tech and retail giant is seeking to fill some 30,000 open positions — including around 75 at Amazon’s growing second headquarters in Arlington.

The company noted on the page for its Arlington jobs event that it already had a sizable presence in the Commonwealth prior to HQ2.

“In Virginia, Amazon has created more than 10,000 full-time jobs and we’re excited to create even more,” the page says. “Arlington is the new home of our second headquarters and we have plans to create 25,000 new jobs here over the next 12 years. We also have over two dozen customer fulfillment facilities, wind farms and retail locations throughout the state, and tens of thousands of authors, small and medium sized businesses, and developers growing their businesses using Amazon products and services.” ... Previously, a company spokesperson said Amazon was on track to hire 400 HQ2 employees by the end of the year.

The career fair is scheduled to take place at The Grounds in Crystal City, at 1102 S. Eads Street, from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. It will include talks from Amazon leaders and information about working at the company. ... Any interested member of the public is invited to attend. Amazon says recruiters will be on hand but they will not be conducting interviews or taking applications at the event.

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