Ama­zon hosts gi­ant job fair

The Star Early Edition - - INTERNATIONAL -

FALL RIVER: Ama­zon is hold­ing a gi­ant job fair and plans to make thou­sands of job of­fers on the spot at nearly a dozen US ware­houses. Though it’s com­mon for Ama­zon to ramp up its ship­ping cen­tre staff in Au­gust to pre­pare for hol­i­day shop­ping, the mag­ni­tude of nearly 40 000 of the 50 000 pack­ing, sort­ing and ship­ping jobs at Ama­zon will be full time. Most of them will count to­wards Ama­zon’s pre­vi­ously an­nounced goals. But more peo­ple are likely to lose jobs in stores than get jobs in ware­houses, said An­thony Carnevale, direc­tor of Ge­orge­town Univer­sity’s Cen­tre on Ed­u­ca­tion and the Work­force. Ama­zon’s ware­house jobs pro­vide “com­pet­i­tive” wages and could help build skills such as in­ter­per­sonal team work, prob­lem solv­ing and crit­i­cal think­ing, he added.

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