Amazon Job Fair on Tuesday in Chicago as Part of Nationwide Career Day - NBC Chicago

Amazon Job Fair on Tuesday in Chicago as Part of Nationwide Career Day

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    Line for Amazon's Chicago Job Fair Wraps Around the Block

    Aerial footage shows the line for Amazon's Chicago job fair stretching around the block as dozens wait for their chance at getting hired. Amazon has planned hiring events in Chicago and five other major U.S. cities on Tuesday to recruit more than 30,000 full and part-time employees as part of its nationwide Career Day.

     

     

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019)

    Amazon has planned hiring events in Chicago and five other major U.S. cities on Tuesday to recruit more than 30,000 full and part-time employees as part of its nationwide Career Day.

    The company seeks a wide variety of employees from fulfillment center staff to computer scientists building the technology behind Amazon Go, according to a news release from Amazon.

    Positions start at $15 an hour and include benefits and skills training as part of a $700 million initiative to help employees gain new skills.

    Chicago’s Career Day event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Veriport Chicago facility, located at 1339 S. Wood St. on the city's Near West Side. 

    Amazon has increased efforts to expand its footprint in the Chicago area with the announcement of plans for additional workers and office space in the Loop along with a new store in Oak Brook.

    Although not required, Amazon encourages job seekers to register online ahead of Tuesday’s event.

    Hiring events are also scheduled in Arlington, Virginia, Boston, Dallas, Nashville and Seattle.

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