Amazon says it received over 1 million applications during its third annual Career Day on Wednesday. The virtual event attracted more than 170 job seekers from over 170 countries around the world.
According to Amazon, more than 220,000 job seekers visited the Career Day Event Site and had the opportunity to receive advice from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, top Wall Street executive Carla Harris and New York Times best-selling author David Epstein, among others. Additionally, the event offered 30,000 individual career coaching sessions with more than 2,000 Amazon recruiters.
We know a lot of people are searching for work right now, and many more are hoping to change their careers, Amazon s senior vice president of People Experience and Technology Beth Galetti said in a statement. We are paying close attention to this and we feel uniquely positioned to help — not only because of the tens of thousands of jobs that we have open, but also for the opportunity we offer people to build a meaningful career. We think Amazon is a great place to work for those who crave the freedom to invent, the chance to make a big impact and an inclusive workplace to do so. We are glad so many people joined Career Day in order to learn about the jobs we have to offer. Amazon announced earlier this month that it was looking to fill over 40,000 open-level roles and 125,000 open hourly positions in its operations network.
Ardine Williams, Amazon's Vice President of Workforce Development, previously told FOX Business the corporate hiring push is focused on Amazon’s fast-growing businesses including Amazon Web Services, Amazon advertising, Amazon Alexa and Project Kuiper, an initiative to provide wide broadband Internet access through the launch of satellites into low-earth orbit.
Some of the most popular tech roles among job seekers were software development, IT, support engineers and operation management.
As of June Ended 2nd, Amazon reported a total workforce of approximately 1.33 million full-time and part-time employees, excluding contractors and temporary personnel.