Amazon Career Day Starts Today With 33,000 Available Jobs

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen millions of Americans left without jobs. This event has forced many workers to seek new means of employment or possibly change career paths. On top of the massive unemployment numbers, we have also seen many S&P 500 companies implement company wide hiring freezes. For companies that are continuing to hire employees in work from home environment, there are many challenges. While many companies are slowing down hiring, Amazon shows no signs of the sort and continues to hire. The company is very much in demand, while many Americans are ordering groceries and essential items online and using AWS cloud services.  

It is an interesting time to be a job seeker. Many people who lost jobs amidst the Covid-19 pandemic will have to search for jobs outside of its previous industry and possibly outside its core competency. According to a recent Amazon survey that

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Alum starts ‘Career Coaching Company’ to help students in the job hunt

A side angle photo of a MacBook Air with the screen displaying the landing page of the website www.careercoachingcomapny.com. The page reads the words “Land Your Dream Job” in white text and the background is a photo of the Empire State Building and many other lit up buildings during sunset. The company’s logo is in the top right corner and the top is the menu bar including eight tabs including some that read “About,” “Services” and “Contact.”
After seeing the need for advice and direction for undergraduate students going through the job recruitment process during a pandemic, alum A.J. Eckstein wanted to help out where he could. In April, he started the Career Coaching Company to help students score competitive jobs. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan)

A.J. Eckstein lived his college dream: he secured several internships with Fortune 500 companies and had a coveted post-graduation job lined up with Accenture. When the coronavirus spiraled the economy into a downfall and unemployment rates skyrocketed, Eckstein’s plans luckily stayed the same. 

But in that time, Eckstein noticed many of his peers didn’t have the same fortune. Dedicated to creating opportunities for students navigating the uncharted waters of job recruitment amid the pandemic, Eckstein started the Career Coaching Company in April. Through resume building and behavioral coaching, Eckstein hopes to provide support for students in need. In just the past

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Rabbit launches hockey skills company while waiting to resume pro career

Ideally, Wacey Rabbit would be getting ready to leave his home now to prepare for another season of professional hockey.

But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports at all levels have been anything but normal in 2020.

As a result, Rabbit, a member of Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) in Alberta, is not packing his bags quite yet for Florida to take on his role of player/assistant coach with the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen for the 2020-21 campaign. The 33-year-old centre has spent portions of the past three seasons with the Icemen in a circuit considered two steps below the National Hockey League.

This past month, however, officials with the ECHL announced its squads would not be opening their training camps as they usually do in September, followed by an early October regular season commencement. Instead, the league is now targeting a Dec. 4 start date for its upcoming campaign.

“I was

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Lattice Launches Grow, Powering Meaningful Career Conversations for Employee Development

Lattice Grow enables companies to prioritize employee career development by creating transparent growth paths to offer visibility and guidance as employees build toward career goals

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lattice, the leading people management platform for businesses with people-first cultures, today announced the launch of Grow, a new career development product within the Lattice platform. Grow provides transparency to employees’ career journeys by surfacing advancement paths and actionable development plans while providing managers with trackable data insights. The announcement was made at Resources for Humans Virtual, Lattice’s annual people strategy conference.

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Career planning that is only discussed during performance reviews is ineffective. Grow incorporates competency matrices and career tracks into the Lattice platform so any employee can quickly and easily navigate their career advancement roadmap. Through it’s integration with Lattice Performance — which includes 1:1s, feedback, and peer reviews — Grow offers

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Colleges, universities should watch Google career certificate program

  • Google’s new Career Certificates program is changing higher education by offering a new alternative to traditional university degrees.
  • Students are now facing an increasing number of options for higher education and universities will need to decide how to adapt to a changing market. 
  • Adam Weinberg is the president of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Google recently announced its Google Career Certificates program, and it’s making waves in the pond of higher education. Among its other ambitious undertakings, Google is starting to act like a university, offering short, profession-specific credentials that can be completed in as little as six months.

Want to become a Data Analyst or a UX Designer? How about a Project Manager? Google Career Certificates provides a pathway to these well-paying jobs — no college degree necessary.

Don’t

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Uplift Education Supports Students Lives and Careers at Uplift College and Career Fair

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 14, 2020 / The Uplift College and Career Fair is an annual free event that will be held Tuesday, September 22nd from 9am-12pm and Thursday, September 24th from 4pm-7pm for Uplift junior and seniors. This year marks our 13th annual College and Career Fair, hosted through Crowd Cast over two days. This event is very special to us as it is the first in many aspects; first two-day virtual College and Career Fair, first time we invite our Uplift juniors and Uplift parents to attend the fair! This will be the first year that we include a parent component to the fair such as a Financial Aid Informational and other seminar in both English and Spanish. As we continue to grow, we anticipate that over 1,700 Uplift juniors and seniors will attend this year’s fair! We hope that two offerings will give our students

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Virtual job fairs for veterans, spouses to offer thousands of career opportunities | Article

By Joseph Lacdan, Army News ServiceAugust 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Although pandemic conditions have restricted the attendance of hiring events, Soldiers transitioning from the Army and spouses will soon have the opportunity to attend several upcoming job fairs online.The Army’s Soldier for Life program has reached into the virtual realm to assist Soldiers and their spouses as they adjust from Army to civilian life and search for employment.Private companies and SFL will offer free online career fairs beginning with the National Virtual Career Fair Tuesday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. EDT.The SFL and partner companies designed the fairs to connect Soldiers and spouses with jobs that match their skill sets and experiences, giving participants the chance to interact with potential employers. Jobs range from entry level to senior leadership positions and the fairs will give participants access to thousands of career opportunities across the country.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies

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Career Boot Camp Boosts Job Prospects

Nebraska’s Urban League is running a virtual Career Boot Camp, starting Monday, August 31. The two week program teaches job readiness skills, resume building and interviewing techniques. Participants receive a stipend to complete the program and they’re offered assistance in making connections and applying for jobs. Rozlynn Bredow, with the Urban League, said the pandemic has wiped out some jobs and workers need to be prepared to shift gears. She said there are hundreds of jobs available. “Everybody needs something to hope for,” she said. Makayla Townsell took part in a camp about 8 years ago, when she had a gap in her employment record. The program put her back in the workplace and now she’s the main instructor at the Urban League’s Career Boot Camp.”I love working in the community I come from. I love to inspire others and I was once in those seats they’ll be in,” said … Read More

Career opportunities available virtually at Engineering Career Fair | News



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College of Engineering Career Fair will take place Sept. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with more job opportunities than ever before.



Over 400 companies are registered for the 2020 Fall Engineering Career Fair, which will take place virtually on CyHire from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16.

The executive team at the College of Engineering has made it possible for 400 companies to attend the Engineering Career Fair, and 5,000 students are expected to attend.

Students will have opportunities for internships, networking and careers. Students who are not actively looking for an internship or job are recommended to go for networking opportunities. 

Since the fair is taking place virtually, more employers have registered to attend. This has allowed new employers who could not send representatives in the past to participate. 

Kate Cossa, program coordinator for the Engineering Career

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