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How to get one of the 50,000 jobs at Amazon

Krystal Hu

Today is another Amazon (AMZN) holiday — but this one is less about spending money and more about earning a living. The e-commerce giant marks August 2 as Amazon Jobs Day, aiming to hire more than 50,000 people at “the nation’s largest job fair.

Yahoo Finance went to Robbinsville, New Jersey, one of the 10 warehouses across the country that hosts the event, to find out what it takes to get a job at Amazon.

People waited outside a temporary building to get registered for the hiring process. The event started at 8 a.m. but people from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were already in line by 7 a.m. (Krystal Hu/Yahoo Finance)
The line was so long that it wound around the massive fulfillment center. (Krystal Hu/Yahoo Finance)
Job seekers also had to line up for some “holiday’ treats. (Krystal Hu/Yahoo Finance)
Here, applicants looking for warehouse associate positions wrote down their names, got numbered tickets and waited to be called for a warehouse tour. (Krystal Hu/Yahoo Finance)
Applicants were shown around the multi-level, 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse. Currently, about 4,500 employees and 5,000 robots work in the facility. (Krystal Hu/Yahoo Finance)
After hours in line, Alfred Goulbourne of New York finally got in the recruiting room. He was told to apply online using a laptop Amazon provided. (Krystal Hu/Yahoo Finance)
All the waiting was worth it for Shaheryar Abbasi, a Pennsylvania State University graduate who got a job in operations after an interview with three recruiters. He told Yahoo Finance that he’s already looking forward to promotion opportunities at Amazon. (Krystal Hu/Yahoo Finance)

Krystal Hu covers e-commerce for Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter

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