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Help Wanted: Amazon Job Fair To Fill 50000 Positions

Help Wanted: Amazon Job Fair To Fill 50000 Positions

"The company plans to make thousands of on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates who apply on-site as part of Amazon Jobs Day", the press release says. Amazon will hold job fairs at dozens of locations this month, where it hopes recruit 50,000 workers, most for full-time work inside its warehouses.

The company, which announced its first IL warehouse in 2015, has said it expects to employ more than 8,000 people in IL by the end of next year.

In some of Amazon's more than 70 U.S. fulfillment centers, the shelves, carried by robots, travel to human workers rather than the other way around.

Additionally, Amazon will be hosting off-site Jobs Day events from 8 a.m.to noon local time at the following locations where applicants will be able to walk in and interview for part-time opportunities and walk out with a job offer. Amazon will also hold events for part-time positions in Oklahoma City and Buffalo, New York. Warehouses are in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Mass.; Hebron, Ky.; Kenosha, Wisc.; Kent, Wash.; Robbinsville, N.J.; Romeoville, Ill.; and Whitestown, Ind.

This Wednesday, July 19, 2017, photo shows an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Miami.

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For those interested in watching the excitement of Amazon Jobs Day remotely, the company will be covering the event via Facebook Live with updates, behind-the-scenes activities and candidate stories.

Amazon is in a hurry to fill those spots. Amazon Prime members typically get freely-shipped products within two-days of when they're purchased, though sometimes products are delivered within one day or even on the same day.

The number of full-time and part-time workers at Amazon has swelled from 56,000 at the end of 2011 to more than 340,000 previous year.

With Amazon continuing to grow at a rapid rate, they need the personnel to help with that growth. It recently announced a $13.7 billion deal to buy organic grocer Whole Foods.

Back in January, Amazon said it would increase its USA headcount over the next 18 months to 280,000 employees, an increase of around 55 percent. It could approach 300,000 by the middle of next year.

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