Following up on its promise to create 100,000 U.S.-based jobs by mid-2018, Amazon will today be attempting to hire 50,000 workers in some of its largest operation hubs around the U.S.
According to a Fortune report, the online retailer will be hosting job fairs in cities like Baltimore, Maryland and Buffalo, NY to fill full-time and part-time vacancies at its fulfillment centers. The fairs will be taking place from 8 a.m. to noon, with company officials giving prospective employees tours of warehouse facilities, interviews for available roles, and maybe even an on-the-spot job offer.
Amazon first announced the job fairs last week and said that most of the available positions will involve picking, packing, and shipping Amazon products. Around 10,000 jobs will be designated as part-time, with the remaining 40,000 or so being full-time positions. The company says that full-time positions include medical benefits and some tuition pre-payment options upon start-up; however, some of those same benefits will be available to part-time employees after 90 days on the job.
Consumers who are interested in attending one of the job fairs are asked to bring proper identification and to dress accordingly; applicants must wear flat, closed-toe and closed-hell shoes, long hair must be tied up, and beards must be trimmed to three inches or netted. Any extraneous jewelry, drawstrings, or other accessories that pose a safety risk will not be allowed.
Facilities that are participating in the job fairs include the following cities:
- Romeoville, Illinois
- Whitestown, Indiana
- Hebron, Kentucky
- Balitmore, Maryland
- Fall River, Massachusetts
- Robbinsville, New Jersey
- Buffalo, New York
- Etna, Ohio
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Kent, Washington
- Kenosha, Wisconsin
For more information, including individual links for each job fair, you can visit Amazon’s site here.