The event — which was held in six major US cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Seattle, and Arlington — is part of Amazon's push to fill 30,000 open jobs across corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and stores.
It event builds upon smaller-scale employment events such as Amazon Jobs Day, a 2017 career fair held at a company warehouse in New Jersey.
Though Amazon did not take applications, conduct interviews, or make official offers at the event, it featured informational booths, panel discussions, and job development tools.
Ardine Williams, vice president of workforce development at Amazon, told Business Insider the event was largely a response to feedback from attendees of previous career development events who indicated they wanted more than just a "singular view" of the company.
Williams, Amazon's vice president of workforce development, said the headquarters already has 70 employees who are currently working in a temporary space.
A mother from Akron, Ohio, who was jailed for 10 days after falsifying an address to get her daughters into a better school district was referenced by prosecutors during Felicity Huffman's sentencing in the college admissions scandal— and now she's speaking out about the case.
In 2011, Kelley Williams-Bolar was sentenced to five years in prison — a sentence that was immediately reduced to 10 days in jail and 80 hours of community service— after using her father's address to enable her two daughters to go to school in a district that posted better test scores than the district where they lived.
Huffman, who admitted to paying $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT answers corrected as part of the college admissions scheme, was sentenced to 14 days in jail, and must serve 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.