Amazon hopes to fill 40,000 corporate and technical jobs in more than 220 locations in the U.S. The company announced On Wednesday, as CEO Andy Jassy said, the tech giant “continues to rapidly develop in many areas and relentlessly invent and create.”
It is hoped that 55,000 more corporate and technical employees will be recruited globally, which means that the market segment has grown by 20%, and there are currently approximately 275,000 employees worldwide.
Amazon previously revealed that as of the end of June, the total number of full-time and part-time employees worldwide reached a new high of 1.335 million, an increase of 64,000 from the end of March. The company said on Wednesday that it also hopes to fill tens of thousands of hourly jobs in its operating network.
Amazon is sharing these numbers as it promotes the upcoming Career day, The event will be held in a virtual manner on September 15 as a recruitment and training event for existing and potential employees.
Jassy took over as CEO from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on July 5. Tell Reuters The company needs more firepower to meet the needs of retail, cloud, and advertising businesses. He also told the news agency that the Kuiper broadband satellite project will also require a large number of new employees.
Jassy said: “There are too many jobs being replaced or changed during the pandemic, and too many people are considering different new jobs.”
Amazon said it has employed more than 450,000 employees in the United States since the pandemic began. Its 2020 Career Day attracted the highest weekly job application in the company’s history.
The event will feature more than 20,000 personalized career guidance courses, composed of 1,200 Amazon recruiters. A coding seminar hosted by Amazon software development engineers and a group discussion on “How to Interview at Amazon” hosted by two senior recruiters are the highlights of Career Day.
Amazon announced in April that it plans to invest more than $1 billion in wage increases for its operating workers, promising to increase wages by 50 cents to $3 per hour for more than 500,000 employees.
In his last letter to shareholders in April, Bezos wrote: “Despite our achievements, I know very well that we need a better vision to promote employee success.” He promised that, in addition to the long-term In addition to its claim to be “the most customer-centric company on the planet”, Amazon will also become “the best employer on the planet and the safest place to work on the planet.”
It remains to be seen where all new corporate and technical employees actually work. Earlier this year, Amazon touted its desire to “return to an office-centric culture”, but as competitors began to offer more mixed work models and COVID-19 surged across the country, Amazon changed this within a few months. A timetable. Amazon has now set January 3 as a possible return date.