Amazon today announced that it will host its first-ever Career Day in India on September 16. This virtual and interactive event will bring together Amazon leadership and employees to share what makes Amazon an exciting workplace, what is it like to work here, and how the company is steadfast in its commitment to help India unleash its true potential in the 21st century.
Amazon Career Day begins at 10:00 am IST on 16 September. Amazon also announced it is currently hiring for more than 8000 direct job openings across 35 cities in the country, including cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata, Noida, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Pune, Surat. These job opportunities are spread across corporate, technology, customer service, and operations roles.
Career Day will feature interesting and informative sessions including a fireside chat with Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy, who will share his own career experience and advice for job-seekers. Amit Agarwal, Global Senior Vice President and Country Head of Amazon India will deliver the opening India keynote, followed by exciting panel discussions with Amazon leaders and employees to decode ‘Life at Amazon’, its unique workplace culture and what makes Amazon a great place to work at.
As part of the event, besides multiple global and India-focused sessions, 140 Amazon recruiters will conduct 2000 free, one-on-one career coaching sessions with job seekers across the country. The recruiters will offer advice on how to approach the job search process effectively, resume-building skills, and interview tips that will help candidates in their search for right jobs.
“The opportunity to invent on behalf of our customers and impact at massive scale makes Amazon a unique place for builders to thrive and grow one’s career,” said Amit Agarwal, Global Senior Vice President and Country Head, Amazon India. “It is humbling to see how innovation led by Amazonians is impacting daily lives and livelihoods, with more customers and businesses relying on us than ever before. We are just getting started, and we are seeking passionate builders out there to join us in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to digitally transform India. This Career Day, we look forward to sharing our long-term commitment to tapping into India’s potential in the 21 st century, and career opportunities to empower and enable this legacy.”
Amazon today employs over 1 lakh professionals across diverse areas like engineering, applied sciences, business management, supply chain, operations, finance, HR to analytics, content creation and acquisition, marketing, real estate, corporate security, video, music and many more. India is the second-largest technology hub for Amazon with Indian talent innovating for not just India, but also globally.
Amazon is closely aligned to the government’s vision of a modern, digitally inclusive India. Through a powerful panel discussion at the event, with panelists including Raghava Rao, Vice President Finance & India CFO, Amazon, Puneet Chandok, President, Commercial Business, AWS India & South Asia, AISPL, and Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay India, Amazon will share the future outlook of three of Amazon’s fast-growing business areas in India – Ecommerce, Financial Services, and Web Services. The event will also feature a fireside chat with Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, who will talk about the spectrum of work opportunities that Amazon creates across the country, including small cities.
Through other exciting panel discussions, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from Amazon employees who will share their experience about career transitions, driving innovation, and working on transformational projects and the peculiar Amazon culture stemming from the ‘Day One’ mindset.
Amazon is committed to creating 20 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India by 2025 and has cumulatively created 10 lakh jobs in India, so far. Amazon will continue to align with the government’s focus to further job creation and skilling initiatives across the country and help maximize the demographic dividend of our nation, riding on the large youth population.