‘Amazon Jobs Day’ Aims to Hire 1,200 New Local Workers

The online retail giant, Amazon is planning to hire 1,200 workers in our region next month. The Seattle-based internet giant will hold a job fair in a dozen U.S. cities — including Baltimore — on Aug. 2 to hire a total of 50,000 new workers.

The Seattle-based company plans to hire a total of 50,000 new workers nationwide.

According to The Baltimore Business Journal,

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has a 1-million-square-foot distribution center in the city alongside a smaller center and is preparing to open a third center, 1.15 million-square-foot facility, in Cecil County by the end of the year with 700 new jobs promised.

The upcoming “Amazon Jobs Day” are set to take place in 12 cities where Amazon has established distribution facilities. Those cities include Fall River, Massachusetts, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hebron, Kentucky, Etna, Ohio and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

In Baltimore, the job fair will be held at the large distribution center located at 2010 Broening Highway, a southeast corner of the city near Dundalk. The jobs available, according to an Amazon employment website, are part-time seasonal sortation associate, part-time seasonal shipping and receiving associate and full-time fulfillment associate.

The 2017 Summer Conference – “You’re Hired!” – will focus on Maryland’s new jobs growth and the wealth of opportunities in industries such as technology, the military, clean energy, the environment, agriculture, and education. Counties play a vital role in creating, maintaining, and growing the jobs in our state. Conference sessions will discuss trending data, best practices, and partnership opportunities to help counties attract and benefit from new jobs and keep our economy on an upward climb.The MACo summer conference is August 16-19, 2017 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland.

The 2017 MACo summer conference is August 16-19 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland.

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