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Amazon Reports Launch of Amazon Returnship Program

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced launch of the Amazon Returnship program to help professionals get back to work after losing/leaving their jobs.  This includes

people displaced by the impact of COVID-19.  Amazon will offer people who have been without a job or underemployed for a minimum of a year, a new opportunity to rejoin the workforce by restarting their careers at Amazon.  Amazon plans to hire 1,000 professionals over the next few years as a result of this program.  The Amazon Returnship program will offer participants a 16 week paid working opportunity in numerous areas across the company which include teams such as Operations Finance, Search and Consumer Payments.  “We understand that life happens and sometimes an event affects career plans,” said Beth Galetti, senior vice president of People eXperience and Technology at Amazon. “While people may need to drop from the workforce to help care for children or aging parents, we believe that this should not penalize their careers. Coming back to work after a break can be challenging—the company you know and the tools you used are likely to have changed. Amazon’s new Returnship program is designed to help professionals reintegrate to the workforce and offers them competitive pay, a structured environment, and personalized mentorship so they can succeed.”

“Returnship programs help companies find talent that they’re overlooking using traditional recruiting methods. We see more than 80% of participants in programs we work on transition to full-time roles, speaking to the caliber of this segment of the workforce,” said Tami Forman, executive director of Path Forward, a nonprofit helping people to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving and a partner for Amazon’s program. “Creating the right path for helping people rejoin the workforce after a break can unlock an enormous economic potential and change the lives of many professionals who so often feel discouraged to even apply to new jobs. Programs like the one Amazon is launching can be life-changing and we are excited to partner with Amazon to continue expanding these efforts.”

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