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Amazon Hosting Job Fair


TO REVISE STATE LAW TO FIX THAT. THEY’RE SEEKING CHANGES IN THE TAX STRUCTURE AND NO SPECIFICS ON ANY CHANGES. AMAZON ON A HIRING SPREE LOOKING TO ADD 30,000 WORKERS AND THEY’RE HOSTING JOB FAIRS IN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY INCLUDING HERE IN CHICAGO. THE FAIR OPENS IN JUST A FEW HOURS. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING, CANDIDATES WILL MEET WITH RECRUITERS THIS MORNING IN THE BUILDING BEHIND ME AND AMAZON WANTS TO HIRE 500 PEOPLE IN THE CHICAGO LAND AREA TO EXPAND THE WORK FORCE IN ILLINOIS. NOW, THE NATIONWIDE JOB FAIR KICKS OFF TODAY IN CHICAGO IN FIVE OTHER MAJOR CITIES INCLUDING BOSTON AND DALLAS. CANDIDATES CAN STOP BY ON SOUTH WOOD STREET TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AMAZON AND WHAT THE COMPANY HAS TO OFFER. CANDIDATES CAN MEET WITH RECRUITERS TO GO OVER THE INTERVIEW PROCESS AND GET RESUME ADVICE AND A SPOKESPERSON FOR AMAZON SAID THE COMPANY IS LOOKING TO FILL POSITIONS IN JUST AN AREA FROM FULFILLMENT CENTER TO TECH AND DATA CENTER. IT’S THE SECOND LARGEST PRIVATE EMPLOYER IN THE COUNTRY BEHIND WAL-MART. AMAZON IS AN INCREDIBLE PLACE TO WORK AND PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE, YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE. WE HAVE $15 MINIMUM WAGE. COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND COMPETITIVE BENEFITS. EARLIER THIS YEAR, WE’RE HELPING PEOPLE THAT COMPLETELY CHANGED THE INDUSTRY THEY WORK IN. NOW THE JOB FAIR STARTS THIS MORNING AT 11:30 AND RUNS TILL ABOUT 7:00 P.M. TONIGHT. WE DON’T HAVE TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE. JUST SHOW UP AND BRING RESUME. REPORTING LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE. VI NGUYEN, CBS 2 NEWS. AGAIN, HERE’S THAT INFORMATION IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. THE AMAZON JOB FAIR AT THE VERTIPORT HANGER, FROM 11:30

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