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Workers can check out 30,000 Amazon jobs at September career event in Dallas

Workers can check out 30,000 Amazon jobs at career event in Dallas

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An upcoming job fair will give Dallas-Fort Worth workers the chance to become an Amazonian.

E-commerce giant Amazon is holding a Dallas hiring event from 11:30 am to 7 pm September 17 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, near Love Field. The event, called Amazon Career Day, will include a 12:30 pm “fireside chat” with an Amazon executive, as well as opportunities to pick up interviewing skills and resume tips.

On September 17 in Dallas and five other U.S. cities, about 1,000 Amazon recruiters will chat with prospective candidates to fill more than 30,000 corporate, tech, and customer fulfillment jobs around the country; all of these jobs pay at least $15 an hour. Among the vacant full-time positions are entry-level warehouse worker, software engineer, and computer scientist.

During Amazon Career Day, recruiters will not accept applications or conduct interviews, the company notes.

In Texas, Amazon has more than 20,000 full-time workers. They’re employed at tech hubs in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, as well as at warehouses and stores throughout the state.

Back in October, Amazon held a hiring event in Coppell where it was looking to hire 3,000 full-time and part-time workers in North Texas.

“Amazon has created more than 300,000 new jobs in the U.S. over the last decade — and we’re proud to continue investing and creating opportunities for people across the country,” Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, says in a release. “These are jobs with highly competitive compensation and full benefits from day one, as well as training opportunities to gain new skills in high-demand fields such as robotics and machine learning.”

If you’d rather be your own boss, Amazon will host sessions at the Dallas event about becoming an Amazon delivery partner, publishing a book, and selling products online. And separately, if you’re searching for a side hustle, Amazon will be hiring soon for tens of thousands of temporary roles in advance of the 2019 holiday season.