If you’re ready for a new job and unsure where to start, we have some exciting news. Amazon has a whopping 30,000 jobs to fill and will be hosting career days in six U.S. cities on September 17. It’s a great opportunity for interested applicants to network and decide if the company is a right fit. They’re hiring for a wide variety of permanent positions at different experience levels—and most are full-time jobs that pay at least $15/hour with benefits. The six cities hosting the Career Day include: Arlington, Virginia (the location of the company’s second headquarters), Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville and Seattle. Amazon chose those locations because they expect to see significant growth in these cities in the future.
Now, one extremely important thing to note is that there’s no need to panic or start booking flights if you’re not near any of those cities. Amazon Career Day is solely for attendees to get face-to-face time with current Amazon employees, learn more about open positions and ask questions. No job interviews will take place that day, but resume and interview workshops will be held. Attendees can also learn how to start selling their own products on Amazon and start a business delivering packages. “You can mix and talk with Amazon employees to get their take on what it’s like to work at the company and what their journey has been like from a career perspective,” said Ardine Williams, vice president of workforce development.
The goal is that attendees leave Amazon Career Day feeling comfortable and confident in the application process with a greater understanding of the company culture. The Amazon hiring process varies by job, but can include an online application, assessment, phone interviews and in-person interview. So, if you’re able to make Career Day, you’ll receive some valuable, insider information—but you’re not out of the running if you cannot attend. And, if you’re looking for something less permanent and perhaps more flexible, Amazon will begin their hiring process for the holiday season in the coming weeks.