• Amazon wants to hire you, and 49,999 others, to pack stuff - CNET

    Want to work for Amazon? If you’re down to sling packing tape and stuff plastic air bladders into boxes, the company has a job for you.

    In what it’s calling “the nation’s largest job fair,” Amazon will gear up 10 of its huge warehouses nationwide to lure potential employees. It starts at 8 a.m. sharp on August 2, aka “Boxing Day.”

    And if that’s not enough to get you to show up on Job Day, there’s always the lure of working alongside really fast robots.

    • Amazon - Press Room - Press Release

      Amazon Has More Than 50,000 Jobs Available and Expects to Hire Thousands of Employees at the Nation’s Largest Job Fair

      Amazon Jobs Day will open 10 fulfillment centers across the U.S. for candidates to take a tour, learn more about working at Amazon and see the jobs in person

      Potential job seekers can apply for a role on-site at Amazon Jobs Day events, speak to company representatives and receive an on-the-spot job offer
      More than 10,000 of these opportunities will be part-time jobs at the company’s sortation centers throughout the US. These positions will sort and consolidate customer packages to enable superfast shipping speeds and Sunday delivery for customers. Part-time positions offer flexibility for individuals looking to earn money during windows of availability in their schedules. Employees who work more than 20 hours per week receive benefits, including life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance with premiums paid in full by Amazon, and funding towards medical insurance.

    • Amazon Jobs Day events will be held at the company’s fulfillment centers in the following locations:
      Baltimore, Maryland
      Chattanooga, Tennessee
      Etna, Ohio
      Fall River, Massachusetts
      Hebron, Kentucky
      Kenosha, Wisconsin
      Kent, Washington
      Robbinsville, New Jersey
      Romeoville, Illinois
      Whitestown, Indiana

      Additionally, Amazon will be hosting off-site Jobs Day events from 8 a.m. to noon local time at the following locations where applicants will be able to walk in and interview for part-time opportunities and walk out with a job offer.
      Buffalo, New York
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      For those interested in watching the excitement of Amazon Jobs Day remotely, the company will be covering the event via Facebook Live with updates, behind-the-scenes activities and candidate stories. To watch the action in real-time, visit one of the company’s Facebook pages at […]. You can also follow the event on Twitter at […] for real-time updates.

  • New courses aim to kick out homophobia in British football | Gay Star News

    New courses aim to kick out homophobia in British football
    UK Football Association continues drive to tackle anti-gay discrimination in sport with new training programs
    04 October 2012 | By Matthew Jenkin
    UK Football Association continues drive to tackle anti-gay discrimination in sport with new training programs

    British football associations have launched ’groundbreaking’ courses to encourage more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to get involved in the sport which has been marred by homophobia for years.

    Working in partnership with Pride Sports, the governing bodies of Kent and Surrey soccer have announced training programs for LGBT referees and coaches.

    The iniatives are part of the Football Association’s Opening Doors and Joining In program to tackle abuse of LGBT people both on and off the pitch.

    ’One of the key parts of the plan is about taking positive action to be more inclusive and there’s an acknowledgement at the moment that LGBT people need a bit of encouragement to get into football, coaching and management,’ Louise Englefield of Pride Sports told Gay Star News.

    She added: ’It’s significant because it’s the first time the FA has specifically targeted LGBT people in this way.

    ’It’s groundbreaking really and I suspect it’s probably the first time a governing body anywhere in the world has run something like this.’

    Opening Doors and Joining In was launched in February. The FA’s six-point action plan outlined ways in which the sport will combat the increasingly high profile problem of homophobic abuse, both among players and fans, from greater education and raising awareness, to better reporting of abuse.

    The football referee course is open to LGBT people across the UK and will run at the Kent FA offices in Aylesford on 17 and 18 November. To enter, email or call 01622 792140.

    To enter the Level One Football Coaching Course at Surrey’s Grafham Grange School from 26 to 30 October, click here.