Amazon’s Thornton site part of recruiting day

THORNTON — An Amazon.com Inc. employee drive Sept. 15 at about 220 U.S. sites will include a career fair at its 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center here..

About 40,000 jobs are available nationwide, according to a press release, “including entry-level positions in Amazon’s logistics network, corporate roles at our 18 Tech Hubs, as well as engineering, sustainability, data science, marketing, human resources, and finance roles.”

Seattle-based Amazon has a tech hub in Denver and about 10,500 employees in the state.

The company last year received 30 million job applications and hired 400,000 people in the U.S. A New York Times article in June said company turnover in hourly associates is about 150% a year. July media coverage pegged company employment at about 950,000, down from 1.3 million during the 2020-21 holiday season.

An Amazon spokesperson said this is Amazon’s third career day and holiday hiring pushes come later this year.

Last year’s job fair drew 384,000 applicants domestically and in Canada in a week. It included 20,000 “one-on-one” career coaching sessions. The same career coaching numbers are planned this year, with 1,200 of the company’s recruiters.

Coaching sessions fill within four hours of people signing up for the event, the spokesperson said.

The day “is designed to support all job seekers” including workers who plan to leave the company. “All regular full-time employees get the same core benefits” according to the press release, touching health, retirement, and maternity and paternity leave.This year’s job event falls between two Loveland city council meetings on Sept. 7 and Sept. 21, currently expected to involve the first and second readings, respectively, of a prospective project near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport that could accommodate a multi-million-square-foot logistics layout for the ecommerce company.