Amazon might need to hire some HR reps given the response to its nationwide career day

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) drew more than 5,000 visitors to Arlington Tuesday for its career day, the company said Wednesday, and it received 208,000-plus applications for job openings nationwide since announcing the event.

For career day, Amazon held events at Arlington’s HQ2, at its main headquarters in Seattle, and in Boston, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago. The company conducted more than 4,500 “interview-training sessions” and reviewed more than 7,000 resumes on site “providing tips to candidates on how to best highlight their experience and skills,” per a release.

Amazon employs more than 650,000 globally, including 300,000 full-time in the U.S., and it is growing fast — especially in Greater Washington, where HQ2 will staff up to roughly 25,000 over the next decade. The company expects to have roughly 400 employees in Arlington by the end of 2019, growing to 1,000-plus by 2020.

At this time, Amazon has 30,000 job openings in the United States, about 200 of which are in Northern…

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