Amazon announces sponsorship ahead of the Invictus Games in Sydney
With the opening of the Invictus Games Sydney drawing near, Amazon has announced their commitment to become an official sponsor.
Amazon will participate in the WithYouWithMe Career Expo in support of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 to contribute to its employment legacy and promote Amazon as an employer of choice for veterans and military spouses in Australia and throughout the world.
This announcement follows the sponsorship of last year’s Invictus Games in Toronto and the commitment to hire veterans comes from the very top of Amazon.
Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos said: “We actively seek leaders who can invent, think big, have a bias for action and deliver results on behalf of our customers.
“These principles look very familiar to men and women who have served their country in the armed forces, and we find that their experience leading people is invaluable in our fast-paced work environment.”
Amazon recruiters and hiring managers from Operations, Amazon Web Services and other Australian-based teams will be attending the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and the WYWM Career Expo at The Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park on 26 October 2018.
Amazon Director of Talent Acquisition EMEA Operations, Georgina Yellowlees will be representing Amazon at the WYWM Career Expo and said: “At Amazon, we are thrilled to offer veterans the opportunity to launch into exciting post-military careers with limitless possibilities.
“Amazon has a long history of attracting military veterans to work across different areas of the company in the UK, US, Europe and now Australia.
“At the end of 2017, Amazon.com announced that it employs more than 17,500 veterans and military spouses and plans to hire over 10,000 more by 2021.”
The team will not only promote the opportunities within Amazon in Australia but also the global availability of roles in the USA, UK and other European countries.