Hundreds flock to Amazon jobs fair in Kent

Susmita Diyali from Tukwila answers questions in a tent, waiting with others to go inside Amazon’s fulfillment center in Kent to apply for a job Wednesday. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

By Ángel González
Seattle Times business reporter
Amazon.com is looking to hire some 50,000 good women and men to pick, stow and pack items in its U.S. warehouses.

About 1,200 of those mostly permanent jobs are in Washington state. So on Wednesday — a day that the e-commerce giant declared “Amazon Jobs Day” — job applicants lined up by the hundreds at the company’s gargantuan, robot-filled Kent warehouse with the hopes of landing a position in one of the Amazon facilities in the Puget Sound area.

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KENT: Amazon Jobs Day Wed August 2, 2017

Jonathan Vanian
Jul 26, 2017

Amazon is going on a hiring spree.

The online retail giant said Wednesday that it plans to hire 50,000 workers as part of a jobs fair it calls Amazon Jobs Day.

On August 2, Amazon (AMZN, -1.02%) said it would invite interested job candidates to ten of its various fulfillment centers across the U.S. From 8 a.m. to noon on that day, Amazon staff will show prospective employees tours of their warehousing facilities, perform interviews, and “make thousands of on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates,” according to the announcement.

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Amazon vice president of worldwide operations and human resources John Olsen said in a statement that the jobs would offer “highly-competitive wages” and benefits.

“These are great opportunities with runway for advancement,” Olsen said. “In fact, of our entry level managers across Amazon’s U.S. fulfillment centers, nearly 15% started in hourly roles and were promoted into their current positions.”

Prospective job candidates can expect these fulfillment center roles to involve a lot of picking, packing, and shipping of the various goods Amazon distributes each day throughout the U.S.

Of the 50,000 open position, Amazon said over 10,000 will be part-time jobs.
Here’s a list of the cities Amazon will host its jobs fair: Baltimore, Md.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Etna, Ohio.; Fall River, Mass.; Hebron, Ky.; Kenosha, Wis.; Kent, Wash.; Robbinsville, N.J.; Romeoville, Ill.; Whitestown, Ind.; Buffalo, N.Y. (part-time work only); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Okla. (part-time work only).
Amazon’s big jobs push seems to follow up on an earlier announcement Amazon made in January when it said it plans to hire 100,000 full-time employees by the middle of 2018. Besides warehouse workers, Amazon also wants to hire software engineers, data scientists, and customer service workers.If Amazon were to hire 100,000 workers by 2018, it would employ over 280,000 U.S. employees.

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Seattle Parks LGBTQ and Allies Teen/Youth Job Fair 2017: Saturday, April 1, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

LGBTQ and Allies Teen/Youth Job Fair 2017

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 1:00 pm @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CONTACT:
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Event website

LGBTQ and Allies Teen/Youth Job Fair 2017

It’s the final countdown to the LGBTQ Teen/Youth Job Fair on Saturday April 1.

Over 24 employers and organizations with lots of jobs, stipend opportunities, and internships for youth ages 14 – 24, and performances by Ms. Ryannah Doll!

LGBTQ and Allies Teen/Youth Job Fair 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1 – 3 p.m. FREE!

Miller Community Center, 330 19th Avenue E, Seattle.

Directly served by Metro 8, 12 & 43. Nearby service from Metro 10 & 48. Ample on-street parking.

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http://www.Seattle.gov/Parks/LGBTQ

All youth of any age are encouraged to attend. There will be many opportunities for high school age (14-19) and young adults (19-24).

Participating employers and agencies include:

Associated Recreation Council :: Jobs
Camp Ten Trees :: Internships for Summer Camp
City Year :: Stipend Programs
Data2Insight :: Jobs and Stipend Programs
Goodwill Youth Employment Program :: Stipend Program and Internships
IBEW Local 46, Seattle’s electrical Union :: Jobs
ICHS International Community Health Services :: Jobs and Internships
Key Bank :: Jobs
Lambert House :: Stipend Program and Internships
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream :: Jobs
OUT There Adventures :: Summer Stipend Programs
PSKS – Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets
Reel Queer Youth :: Summer Stipend Programs
Seattle Parks Specialized Populations :: Jobs
Seattle Parks Youth Employment and Service Learning :: Summer Stipend Programs
Seattle Parks Athletics and Aquatics :: Summer Jobs
Seattle Police Recruiting Unit :: Jobs
Seattle Youth Employment Program :: Stipend Programs and Internships
Seattle Youth Garden Works :: Summer Stipend Programs
Student Conservation Association :: Jobs, Stipend Programs, and Internships
YearUP :: Stipend Programs
Washington Bus :: Summer Jobs and Stipend Programs
and more!

Supporting organizations include:

C 89.5 Radio
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
PLFAG Seattle
Neighborcare Health’s 45th Street Youth Clinic
Out and Equal
Pride Foundation
Seattle Counseling IRUO and Project Neon
Seattle Office of Economic Development
Seattle Office of Labor Standards
Seattle Gay News
The GSBA Greater Seattle Business Association
The Seattle Lesbian
and more!
Attendees should come prepared to spend some time visiting the various booths and, if possible, bring copies of their resume or work and volunteer experience.

If you need help creating a resume, visit staff at one of our 5 teen community center computer labs that have drop-in hours after school to ask for help: https://rectechseattle.org/sites/

We hope to see you there!

The Youth Job Fair for LGBTQ and Allies is a collaborative effort led by the Youth Employment and Service Learning Unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation.

To participate in the fair or for more information contact Randy Wiger at Randy.Wiger@seattle.gov or 206-684-0775.

Event website

2017 Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
Read more APPLICATION HERE

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP), in support of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative, provides internship opportunities aimed at meeting the employment needs of underserved youth and young adults in our community. By promoting work readiness and strengthening career development, SYEP helps to prepare and support youth for real world jobs by providing them with the skills necessary to be competitive in the job market.

SYEP Internships
Read more APPLICATION HERE

Internships start July 5, 2017 and end August 15, 2017.

Enrollment
Applications open March 13, 2017 and close April 14, 2017.

Internships will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Eligibility
City of Seattle Resident
Ages 16 to 24

Demonstrated ability to be responsible, determined and committed
Meet HUD Income Guidelines

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Read more APPLICATION HERE

City of Seattle: Student Opportunities!

Welcome to the City of Seattle’s Student Opportunities!

We will be updating the Job Opportunities page later this month, to make it easier for you to find the right job.

Most of our recruiting for internships is done in the first two weeks of:

February (for Spring Quarter)
April (for Summer Quarter)
August (for Fall Quarter)
November (for Winter Quarter)

You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the “Apply” link! If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.

Please note that some student employment opportunities may require that you have a work study award from a Washington State college. Funding for these positions comes from a state student financial aid program and is only available to students eligible to receive work study funds. If you are applying for a work study position, please make sure to upload a copy of your work study award letter (authorization or referral form) to your application.

Student positions are not eligible for benefits unless specifically noted in the job announcement.

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