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Amazon has 6,000 job openings in the Chicago area, and it's hosting a job fair today

Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  Article  |  Ally Marotti

Employment, Jobs (40)

Amazon is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal, part- and full-time employees at its fulfillment centers and delivery facilities in the Chicago area, and it’s hosting a job fair Tuesday to find the talent.


Candidates will be able to apply and interview for jobs at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Illinois Route 83 in Mundelein.


“Some of them might get offers right on the spot today,” said Amanda Ip, an Amazon spokeswoman.


The job fair comes about a week after the e-commerce giant pledged to raise the minimum wage for its associates to $15 an hour. Subsequently, however, Amazon said it would eliminate monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers.


The company operates 10 fulfillment and delivery centers in the Chicago area. It also has four campus pick-up locations, an Amazon Books store and several other facilities. It employs more than 12,000, full-time workers at those locations, Ip said.


Amazon is looking for candidates that are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. If candidates cannot attend the job fair Tuesday, they can apply for jobs online. Ip said Amazon would be hiring in the area throughout the holiday season.