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Thousands of Amazon jobs will be up for grabs Wednesday morning

Thousands of Amazon jobs will be up for grabs Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (WJLA)

BALTIMORE (WJLA) - Tyrin Conaway is on paternity leave with his three-week-old baby, Madison. He says it’s one of his benefits as an Amazon employee. Now, he’s hoping to attract new co-workers.

“I done put it on Facebook. We put it on Twitter, Instagram,” said Conaway.

A job fair is set for Wednesday morning.

ABC7 took a tour Tuesday to see what’s available.

Amazon robotics does the shopping for employees who are packing up the boxes.

“All you’ll need for Amazon Jobs Day is an ID, so you can take the application process, and some closed-toe shoes so you can take a tour inside a fulfillment center,” said Lauren Lynch, an Amazon spokesperson.

There are 50,000 job openings nationwide, many of them in packing, sorting and shipping the online orders.

In Maryland, there are 1,200 job openings, including those at the Baltimore Fulfillment Center. Amazon is expecting to make on-the-spot offers.

Baltimore is one of 10 centers to host the job fair, which will include positions in Washington, D.C. as well.

“It’s self-explanatory. Everything is on the monitor. You see it on the screen. It will tell you what to do, how to do it,” said Conaway.

Amazon is filling vacancies and creating new jobs based on customer demands.

There are full-time and part-time positions.

“All the employees in the company get the same benefits starting on day one,” said Lynch.

The job fair runs from 8 a.m. until noon in Baltimore at 2010 Broening Highway.

Click here to apply online.

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