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Amazon wants to hire 50,000 people and is holding a massive jobs fair to do it

On Wednesday, Amazon announced a prime opportunity for job-seekers: The online retailer has 50,000 jobs to fill in its fulfillment centers across the U.S., and it's looking to hire. Moreover, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, the company will be holding a massive jobs fair to allow prospective employees to attend information sessions about the positions.

Amazon is calling the Aug. 2 event Jobs Day, and it will open 10 of its fulfillment centers across the U.S. to tours. "We are excited to host interested candidates to come learn more about the technology we utilize in our operations, see our dedicated onsite classrooms, meet employees, and, if interested, apply for a job at our site and receive an on-the-spot offer," Amazon vice president John Olsen said in a statement Wednesday.

All 50,000 of the jobs available will be in the company's warehouses, which pack and ship customer orders, but Olsen said the positions have "runway for advancement." The 10 fulfillment center locations that will be open on Jobs Day are: Baltimore, Maryland; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Massachusetts; Hebron, Kentucky; Kenosha, Wisconsin; Kent, Washington; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Romeoville, Illinois; and Whitestown, Indiana.