Amazon to offer thousands of jobs next week

'Amazon Jobs Day' is August 2
Posted at 8:43 AM, Jul 26, 2017

Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers next week.

The company said it would hire for 50,000 open positions, including tens of thousands of full-time posts, at 10 of its fulfillment centers across the U.S. during an August 2 job fair.

Amazon has dubbed its hiring event "Amazon Jobs Day" and said it will make thousands of "on-the-spot" offers to candidates who apply during the fair.

Many of the positions, which were first announced earlier this year, will work in packing, sorting and customer service at the company's fulfillment centers. Some managerial positions are available as well, according to a release.

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Full-time jobs at Amazon offer health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. Part-time employees who work more than 20 hours per week, meanwhile, can get life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance and funding toward medical insurance, according to the company.

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The job fairs will run from 8 a.m. to noon local time at Amazon centers in Baltimore, Maryland; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Massachusetts; Hebron, Kentucky; Kenosha, Wisconsin; Kent, Washington; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Romeoville, Illinois; and Whitestown, Indiana.

The company will also host off-site events for part-time opportunities in Buffalo, New York and Oklahoma City.

In January, Amazon announced plans to add more than 100,000 full-time jobs over the next year and a half, bringing its total U.S. work force to 280,000. Most of the new full-time jobs will be in warehouses and answering phones.

The company also announced in April that it would hire more than 30,000 part-time workers over the next year for mostly warehouse roles.