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Australia’s hiring blitz: More than ten thousand Christmas positions on offer

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From pick-packing roles to BWS salespeople, the nation is looking for workers to help sell the Christmas spirit across the country.

Amazon Australia on the lookout for new employees to help with the Christmas rush

If you are one of many job seeker’s looking for Christmas casual work, you’ve come to the right place.

E-commerce giant Amazon is on the hunt for 1,000 Aussie seasonal workers to assist with the fast-approaching Christmas rush.

The online retailer is looking for pick-packers and delivery drivers as shipping times draw to a bottleneck around the country.

The new hires will be distributed within three of the country’s major cities, with 400 based in Sydney, 600 in Melbourne and 100 positions available in Brisbane.

The US giant houses 12 logistic sites across the Aussie nation, along with five additional fulfillment centers.

A Christmas miracle for struggling job seekers

An influx in recruitment opportunities couldn’t have come at a better time for struggling Australians – many facing job cuts due to the pandemic.

Craig Fuller, director of operations at Amazon Australia, is proud that the company is actively working to employ new recruits – a commitment which could help lower the country’s unemployment rate.

“We are pleased to offer job opportunities across the country at a time when they are needed most,” Mr Fuller said.

“There are opportunities for motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds and we look forward to welcoming them to our sites around Australia as we head into the holiday period.”

Employers want you! In more sectors than one

Their hiring blitz isn’t the first to take place in the country, with the e-commerce platform following tech giant JB Hi-Fi who are advertising 1,500 casual positions.

Retailers Coles, Woolworths and the Endeavour Group also have a joint total of more than 10,000 jobs on offer, most with immediate starts.

The delivery sector is also on the lookout for new employees in what’s their annual hiring spree for the Christmas trade period.

Australia Post is advertising 5,000 roles to assist in what they predict to be one of the biggest online shopping periods the country has ever experienced, according to Australia Post’s executive general manager of people and culture Sue Davies.

“At the moment, every day feels like Christmas at Australia Post and we’re on the lookout for people to join us and help deliver and process record volumes across the country.”

Sue Davies, executive general manager of people and culture Australia Post.

“We’re proud of the outstanding efforts of our people working hard across the country who keeping delivering and supporting communities through challenging circumstances, and we’re so pleased to be able to welcome more into this fantastic Australia Post team.”

More than two million parcels are delivered every day through Australia Post’s delivery services.

Written by Rebecca Borg

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Rolls Royce CEO slams aviation for failing on climate targets

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Aviation needs to act on net-zero targets, that’s according to the CEO of Rolls Royce

Warren East says the sector needs to move towards bio-fuels like hydrogen and electric aircraft.

Travellers can even look forward to flying on planes that has a gas turbine that’s burning hydrogen.

Speaking at a conference in London, East says transitional technology is the answer that plane-makers are searching for.

Some companies are already looking at sustainable fuels that can offer 80 per cent off carbon emissions across their lifetime.

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Amazon halts hiring on all corporate roles

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E-commerce giant is the latest of many to close all corporate job openings due to economic concern

Amazon is pressing pause on corporate hiring for the rest of the year, as economic concerns continue to grow.

The tech giant has instructed all recruiters to close all current corporate job openings… worldwide.

This means more that ten thousand openings will be closed as of Monday evening.

The job postings that will affected include technology positions, in store and online retail businesses, and logistics operations.

However, Amazon spokesman, Brad Glasser, says the company will still continue to have a significant number of other roles open.

He says, “we have many different businesses at various stages of evolution, and we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in each of these businesses at various junctures.”

The freeze sees Amazon joining Meta, Apple, and Google, who have also announced a reduction or temporary pause on hiring.

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What is Elon Musk’s “everything app”?

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Elon Musk’s Twitter deal is back on, and he says it’s the key to creating his much-anticipated ‘everything app’.

The billionaire entrepreneur had been in talks to take the social media platform private, but the deal fell through. However, after news of its reinstatement, Mr Musk said that buying Twitter is an essential part of his plans for X.

The idea behind X is a sort of super app, combining messaging, social media, payments-and lack of reliance on ad revenue, similar to the Chinese WeChat. That already has more than one billion users, but so far no equivalent exists in the West.

With Twitter under his belt, Musk believes he can make X a reality much sooner than originally planned. “It’s brought forward our X project by three to five years, but I could be wrong,” he said.

There are no further details on the X project at this time, but with Musk’s track record of visionary innovation, it’s sure to be something we’re all talking about in the near future.

Why does Elon Musk want to buy Twitter?

Elon Musk is known for his ambitious plans and big ideas, so it’s no surprise that he sees Twitter as a key piece of the puzzle for his next project, X.

The details of the deal have not been made public, but it is thought that Musk is paying a premium for Twitter.

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