Amazon holds job hiring event, plans to hire more than 300 associates in Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Hundreds of people from all over the country attended Amazon’s largest single day hiring event ever, including in Oklahoma City.

“It`s something different,” Angela Craver, who waited in line at the job fair, said.

It’s different, and big for Oklahoma City.

“Amazon Jobs is our biggest hiring event. We're excited to be hiring over 50,000 new employees,” Erik Fairleigh, an Amazon spokesman said.

In OKC, they’re hiring more than 300 part-time associates with benefits.

“So, what they'll be doing is to help group packages and get them to customers throughout Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City area,” Fairleigh said.

From the Sortation center, Amazon is able to deliver packages to customers seven days a week. This also brings an opportunity to put more Oklahomans to work.

“JOB. That's my main reason for being here is a job,” one eager potential employee said.

The new Sortation center is under construction and is expected to open this year before the holiday season.

Interested candidates who weren't able to attend the event in person may also apply online here.

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