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Amazon Announces First Canadian ‘Career Day’ on September 15

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Amazon will be hosting its first ‘Career Day’ in Canada on Wednesday September 15 and the event will give job seekers an inside look at the corporate, technology and Operations network positions currently open across the country. The Career Day will feature a variety of panel sessions, keynote addresses and fireside chats. Interested parties can register (at no cost) at amazoncareerday.com.

The Amazon Career Day event will simultaneously take place in nine other countries. It is designed to support all job seekers ranging from new hires to those looking for a new job or hoping to transition to a different career altogether either at Amazon or another company.

Amazon Career Day programming will introduce participants to Canadian employees working in a variety of roles at local Tech Hubs, fulfillment centres, sortation centres, and delivery stations. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy will participate in a fireside chat on his own career experiences. 

The event will also feature guest speakers Jennifer Abel, a two-time Olympic medalist in diving, and New York Times best-selling author Carla Harris, vice chairman of global wealth management and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, who was recently named one of the Top 50 Black Executives in Corporate America by Fortune Magazine. Both guest speakers will provide candid advice on how job seekers can start, build, or transition their careers and set the right objectives.

Globally, a team of over 2,000 Amazon recruiters will conduct 30,000 free, 1-on-1 career coaching sessions with job seekers in one day. The recruiters will offer advice to those interested in the wide variety of jobs available at the company, including positions in Amazon’s logistics network and corporate and technology roles at Tech Hubs in Vancouver and Toronto, where teams support Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa, Amazon Advertising, Retail and Operations Technology, Prime Video, and other businesses.

Amazon notes that according to a new Morning Consult job seeker insight survey commissioned by Amazon, 35% of Canadian job seekers say the COVID-19 pandemic has caused them to reconsider their career paths. The same study noted that 87% of Canadians who are looking to change careers are either somewhat concerned, concerned, or very concerned about finding a new job. Of the Canadians who are seeking new jobs 53% say it’s because they are looking for better pay and benefits.

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive wages, as well as medical, vision, and dental coverage, a group RRSP plan, and stock awards. Amazon also provides employees with access to the education and skills training they need to grow their careers, offering a variety of company-funded training opportunities to help them transition into higher-paying, in-demand careers within the company and beyond.

In Canada, Amazon employs more than 25,000 full-and part-time employees at the company’s fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres, and other facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Between 2010 and 2019, Amazon invested more than $11 billion in Canada, including infrastructure and compensation to employees.

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