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Amazon announces its first Career Day in Canada for Sept. 15

New survey finds 35% of Canadian job seekers are reconsidering their career path after COVID-19, with more than half looking for better pay and benefits.

September 1, 2021  by CM Staff

SEATTLE — On Sept. 1, Amazon announced that it is hosting its first Career Day in Canada on Wednesday, September 15. The event will give job seekers an inside look at the corporate, technology and Operations network positions currently open across the country, with a variety of panel sessions, keynote addresses and fireside chats. Anyone can register for free by visiting amazoncareerday.com.

Amazon Career Day, which will simultaneously take place in nine other countries, is designed to support all job seekers, whether they are looking for a new job or hoping to transition to a different career altogether — at Amazon or another company.

“For somebody who loves to build, invent and be part of a collaborative team that delivers exceptional products and services to customers, Amazon is an exciting place to work. Amazon Career Day will be an opportunity for Canadians to discover the breadth of jobs available across the country, and how we invest to help employees build new skills and benefit from personal success, growth, and empowerment,” said Jesse Dougherty, Amazon VP.

A team of over 2,000 Amazon recruiters will conduct 30,000 free, 1-on-1 career coaching sessions with job seekers from across the globe – including Canada – in one day. The recruiters will offer advice to those interested in the wide variety of jobs available at the company, including positions in Amazon’s logistics network and corporate and technology roles at Tech Hubs in Vancouver and Toronto, where teams support Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa, Amazon Advertising, Retail and Operations Technology, Prime Video, and other businesses.

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New survey shows 35% of Canadian Job Seekers are Reconsidering their Career Path as a Result of COVID-19
According to a new Morning Consult job seeker insight survey commissioned by Amazon, 35% of Canadian job seekers say the COVID-19 pandemic has caused them to reconsider their career paths. However, they don’t expect the process to be easy: 87% of Canadians looking to change careers are either somewhat concerned, concerned, or very concerned about finding a new job.

Of the Canadians who are seeking new jobs, more than half (53%) say it’s because they are looking for better pay and benefits.