What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33000 people

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33000 people

To fill the 33,000 jobs, Amazon said will hold an online career fair September 16 to collect resumes and give people a chance talk to a recruiter.

As its businesses flourish even during the pandemic, Amazon on Wednesday said it now has in the U.S. 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech positions supporting areas that include Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Operations Technology, and Prime Video.

Talking point: Amazon's Career Day announcements boasting thousands of jobs acknowledge the economic reality of COVID-19, which has left many Americans and Canadians unemployed.

Whoever said the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted hiring in the US didn't let Amazon know.

Amazon announced it has 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech roles with an average annual pay of $150,000, including salary, stock-based compensation, and benefits.

In tandem, while a number of United States retailers had been seeking bankruptcy protections following the forced closure measures adopted in a bid to contain the outbreak, Amazon has been one of the few American companies which had been thriving during the pandemic-led closures as people have reportedly turned online to order a swathe of goods ranging from groceries to households to clothing, eventually helping the company coffer a record revenues and profits over the second quarter of the year despite an additional spending of $4 billion on cleaning the supplies and workers' bonuses.

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"We are glad to be able to mobilise more than 1,000 experienced recruiters and HR professionals to help job seekers across the country learn about opportunities at Amazon and elsewhere", Galetti said. People have turned to it to order groceries, supplies and other items online, helping the company bring in record revenue and profits between April and June.

Amazon's expansion comes as other companies bulk up for the holidays, with UPS on Wednesday saying it expects to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers before a yearly increase in package volume that starts in October and continues through January.

Amazon has already hired more than 175,000 people to staff up during the pandemic to help meet surging demand for delivery. Walmart and Target have also seen sales soar during the pandemic. Amazon says they've signed a lease with plans to open a new delivery station, which will power their last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the Lakeland metro area.

Jane Oates, president of the nonprofit WorkingNation and a former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor, said that Amazon is different from other companies in that it's thinking about its future workforce.

At an in-person Amazon career fair previous year, about 17,000 people showed up and the company said it received more than 200,000 applications for 30,000 jobs.

Amazon says it's looking to fill hundreds of jobs in Nashville and more than 1,000 across Tennessee.

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