Hiring Alert!

Discussion in 'Getting Ahead: Careers, Finance and Productivity' started by Bliss, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Bliss

    Bliss Well-Known Member

    If you see em, post em.

    Amazon plans to hire 50,000 people in ONE WEEK with massive job fair in which candidates across 12 states will be offered jobs 'on the spot'

    • The 'Jobs Day' will take place on August 2, mostly in Amazon's warehouses
    • Almost 40,000 of the jobs will be full-time and the rest part-time
    • Full-time jobs come with health insurance, retirement schemes and stock
    • Wages vary from location to location and many jobs are in packing and sorting
    • There are also customer service and some managerial jobs available
    • The company promised in January to hire 100,000 people in 18 months

    Amazon has big plans to hire 50,000 people at a day-long job fair to be held across 12 states.

    The positions, of which almost 40,000 are full-time, will be largely be advertised at Amazon centers on August 2.

    Candidates are able to apply in person, and if successful they will be offered jobs - along with benefits - on the spot, the company promises.

    The event, which has been named Amazon Jobs Day, will largely take place at Amazon 'fulfillment centers,' the warehouse and shipping depots that are key to its business.

    Those centers are in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

    There will also be a pair of job mornings held off-site in New York State and Oklahoma on the same day. Full details can be found at the bottom of the article.

    Most of the positions are in packing, sorting and customer service, but managerial positions are also in the mix.

    'These are great opportunities with runway for advancement,' John Olsen, vice president of Amazon’s Worldwide Operations Human Resources, said in a statement

    'In fact, of our entry level managers across Amazon's US fulfillment centers, nearly 15 percent started in hourly roles and were promoted into their current positions.'

    The full-time positions come with health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock, as well as holidays.

    The open-day events will be held at Amazon fulfillment centers in these locations on August 2:

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Etna, Ohio

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    Hebron, Kentucky

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    Kent, Washington

    Robbinsville, New Jersey

    Romeoville, Illinois

    Whitestown, Indiana

    An additional two events will be held for part-time jobs between 8am and noon at off-site locations in Buffalo, New York and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    Full details can be found on the Amazon Jobs Day page.

    The Wall Street Journal reported: $13-14 an hour for a full-time warehouse position in Baltimore compared to $11 in Tampa.

    Amazon is also offering to pay 95 per cent of the costs for tuition in 'in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a future career at Amazon.'

    Those courses are taught at 'Career Choice' classrooms in the fulfillment centers.

    The push to fill 50,000 roles is part of the company's drive to fulfil its January promise to make 100,000 jobs within 18 months.

    If all goes to plan, by the end of August Amazon will have more than 300,000 employees, compared with the 30,000 it had in 2011.

    As well as the Job Day, Amazon is also hosting on-the-spot job offer events at six locations in Texas, California, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Massachusetts in the last weeks of July.

    More information on those events can be found here; applicants must bring photo IDs to those events.


  2. 4north1side2

    4north1side2 Well-Known Member

    90% of these jobs are shitty paying super redundant warehouse jobs where they work you down to the bone with lots of micro management.

    I'd apply to McDonald's before this. (Which I actually did)
  3. Thump

    Thump Well-Known Member

    I've had both types of jobs, and for me, food service work was soul crushing on a whole other level, compared to working at a warehouse.
  4. 4north1side2

    4north1side2 Well-Known Member


    The only fast food place i worked at was long john silvers and I enjoyed it very much despite making minimal wage of $5.45 a hour at 17. It was nice to interact with so many different people and my coworkers were cool.

    I haven't worked a warehouse job but I've worked in one before for a vitamin company. Them dudes definitely were being underpaid doing back breaking work nonstop while managers would chill in they office playing on their cell phones all day.
  5. Thump

    Thump Well-Known Member

    Everybody has their own experience, I was a late night cook at Denny's and it sucked. Cleaning grease traps, back to back shifts, unruly drunk people, having to escort waitresses to their cars every night (I was the only adult male and it was in a crappy neighborhood), plus working on major holidays.

    The warehouse I worked at was hard too (and there were quite a few lazy middle managers), but I got to ride around on a forklift and I wasn't covered in bacon grease at the end of my shift.
  6. 4north1side2

    4north1side2 Well-Known Member

    Haven't worked at Denny's but it's my favorite place to dine. The black cooks up here always seem to be having a good time surrounded by the plethora of young white waitresses who openly flirt with them.
  7. Bliss

    Bliss Well-Known Member

    This job would be great as a starter job or summer job for a teen.

    The best jobs to have in your early work history are tough jobs because they really teach you how to develop your work character, you learn many valuable traits, in particular, working hard for your money and not taking the working class for granted.
    As well, resilience, how to handle stress, develop team work skills, and learn how to behave politely with the general public in general.

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