Amazon to hire more than 50K workers on the spot on 'Jobs Day'

Amazon will be hiring warehouse workers on the spot for its first-ever "Jobs Day" on Aug. 2, the Associated Press reported. 

The company will hold job fairs on the day at 10 of its shipping sites across the country. It hopes to hire more than 50,000 employees during the fairs, for warehousing and logistics roles to support the fulfillment of customer orders. 

Some 40,000 of the jobs will be full-time, the source noted. Similar roles in Baltimore and Wisconsin have a starting rate of $13 an hour and $12.25 an hour, respectively. The roles will include health insurance, company stock, disability insurance and retirement savings plans. 

The hiring event is being billed as "the nation's largest job fair," according to CNET. 

"These are great opportunities with runway for advancement," said John OIsen, VP of Worldwide Operations Human Resources at Amazon. "In fact, of our entry-level managers across Amazon's US fulfillment centers, nearly 15 percent started in hourly roles and were promoted into their current positions."

The job fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Aug. 2 and will feature facility tours with Amazon representatives, NWI.com noted. 

Job fairs will be taking place on Aug. 2.