Amazon to host virtual career fair and hire 33K employees

The retail giant, whose event will feature interactive workshops, speakers and one-on-one coaching, is among a number of companies with available jobs.
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We're going to move on to our series, work smart and that exclusive new announcement from Amazon that could bring tens of thousands of new job opportunities with millions of Americans out of work. Rebecca Jarvis has the latest Intel on all that and what other companies are looking for in potential employees. Do tell, Rebecca. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you, robin. It's nice to see you and this is really helpful information and news for so many people out there right now who are looking for both career coaching and help finding a job. This new announcement today from Amazon will help thousands of people do it virtually so that you can find a job from the comforts of your home. This morning an entirely virtual career fair that could help land you a six-figure job and one-on-one career coaching. Amazon exclusion sufficiently telling "Good morning America" of plans to host its first ever virtual career day. The free event happening on September 16th includes interactive workshops, speaker sessions and for 20,000 people, one-on-one coaching. The retail giant will also hire 33,000 new corporate and technology workers at an average salary of $150,000. Some with placement at hq2 in Arlington, Virginia, where the company continues expanding after opening last year. But with more than 29 million Americans still filing for unemployment benefits, where else could people find work? You know, the industries that are hiring are the industries that are helping us navigate this new normal so it's transportation and logistics. It's health care, it's retail. We are seeing lots of demand for software I.T., really jobs that are helping us figure out how to work from home, school from home, et cetera. Reporter: Instacart, Lowe's and Walmart among those hiring. According to linkedin some of the most in demand skills listed in 83% of job postings include data science, data storage technologies and technical support. Really depends on the company. But a lot of these jobs don't require four-year degrees. A lot of companies that we're seeing that are hiring we see with instacart, IBM, spacex, they have a lot of jobs right now that they're hiring. Reporter: And now major tech companies including Google and IBM offering high growth jobs, no college degree required. And another great free resource is the nonprofit year up after a six-month high-tech training program, they will match you with an internship at companies like salesforce, bank of America and Microsoft, again, another opportunity where you don't need a four-year college degree, robin, to get the skills that are most in demand today. Robin. That is so important. All right, Rebecca, thank you, thank you for sharing that. I know a lot of people were taking notes.

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