On August 2 Amazon hosted Jobs Day in 12 United States cities. The stated purpose was to hire 40,000 fulltime and 10,000 part-time workers on-the-spot. Approximately 20,000 applicants showed up, with the company encouraging those who could not make it to a brick-and-mortar location to apply the Amazon way, online. The company was not hiring high-tech professionals, but fulfilment workers, people who pick and pack at warehouses and drive delivery trucks. These jobs are described as physically-demanding and highly-repetitive, but they pay $11.50-$13.75 per hour with a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement savings plans, corporate stock, and paid tuition for career-credentialing courses. Last year, after 20 years of business, Amazon employed 300,000 globally, and in January of this year, it committed to add 100,000 jobs over the next eight months. Employment currently stands at 382,000.