Thousands of prospective workers stood in line Wednesday with the hope that they would be among the 50,000 people Amazon hired on the spot during the company’s Jobs Day event.

The company invited candidates to apply for jobs at its warehouses and operations centers in 12 cities across the country. Those who applied were given a tour of Amazon’s facilities, and some were invited to sit for interviews or were even given an offer right then and there, the company said in a statement.

Amazon said Jobs Day was designed to find workers to fill both part-time and full-time positions boxing and shipping the company’s products.

The hiring spree follows an announcement by Amazon in January that it planned to create more than 100,000 jobs by mid-2018, bringing its total U.S. workforce to more than 280,000 workers.

Wednesday’s event targeted just 12 cities, but other locations where Amazon has facilities, including Houston and Phoenix, viewed the blitz as a sign that the company might begin hiring in their area, as well.

Here’s a look at how the hiring event played out in several of those cities targeted by Amazon.

BALTIMORE: Thousands wait to apply for 1,200 new Amazon jobs in Baltimore

BOSTON: Amazon’s Fall River job fair draws hundreds of soldiers, seniors and more

BUFFALO: Hundreds gather in Depew for shot at Amazon ‘sortation’ job

CINCINNATI: Amazon hiring event draws hundreds to Northern Kentucky

COLUMBUS: Inside Amazon’s hiring spree at its massive Etna warehouse

MILWAUKEE: Amazon’s Hiring Day goal: to hire 1,500 people at Kenosha facility

SEATTLE: Amazon hands out jobs on the spot as candidates line up for 1,200 open positions


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