Amazon is hiring 50,000 more people – here’s how to get a job

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Amazon is hiring 50,000 more people – here’s how to get a job
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If you’ve been thinking about applying for a job at Amazon, there’s no time like the present!

As part of its first Amazon Jobs Day, the e-commerce giant is looking to fill more than 50,000 jobs that are currently available across its U.S. fulfillment network.

Read more: 5 things to know about working at Amazon

Amazon Jobs Day 2017: 6 things you need to know

1. Amazon Jobs Day is August 2

Amazon is opening up 10 of its fulfillment centers on August 2 from 8 a.m. to noon local time for the company’s first-ever Jobs Day. This is your chance to tour a fulfillment center to learn more about working at Amazon and the technology it utilizes. If you like what you see, you can apply for a job on-site and may even receive an on-the-spot job offer.

2. Full-time and part-time positions available

Tens of thousands of full-time jobs are open at Amazon fulfillment centers for employees who will pick, pack and ship orders. However, more than 10,000 of the 50,000 jobs are part-time positions at the company’s sortation centers. In addition to hourly roles at fulfillment centers, Amazon has supporting and managerial opportunities available, including HR managers, IT specialists and operations leaders.

3. They come with benefits!

Amazon says it offers full-time workers highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. Part-timers who work at least 20 hours a week get life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance and funding toward medical insurance. Amazon also offers a tuition pre-payment program.

4. Where to apply in person

Like what you’ve read so far? Here’s where to go on August 2. Amazon Jobs Day events will be held at the company’s fulfillment centers in the following locations:

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Etna, Ohio
  • Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Hebron, Kentucky
  • Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Kent, Washington
  • Robbinsville, New Jersey
  • Romeoville, Illinois
  • Whitestown, Indiana

In addition, off-site Jobs Day events will take place in Buffalo, New York, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

5. What to bring, what to wear

When you show up for Amazon Jobs Day, bring your photo ID. Candidates who plan to tour one of the facilities must be 18 and follow this dress code:

  1. Long hair must be pinned or tied up to a length that does not exceed the top of the shoulder
  2. Beards may not exceed three inches from the face without being tied up or netted
  3. No extraneous articles hanging from clothing, such as chains or drawstrings
  4. Wear flat, closed-toe and closed-heel shoes
  5. No jewelry that dangles or protrudes from the body

6. You can also apply online

If you can’t make it to Amazon’s biggest hiring event of the year, not to worry. You can apply for one of the full-time or part-time openings online at www.amazon.com/JobsDay.

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