Amazon seeks to hire 100,000 amid ‘unprecedented’ surge in orders

Blaze: The online retailer is also issuing a temporary pay raise for hourly employees.

Amazon announced Monday that it is hoping to hire another 100,000 U.S. employees as the online retailer works to fulfill the “unprecedented” surge in orders it is experiencing as more consumers stay home and shop online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Associated Press reported Amazon is seeking workers to fill full-time and part-time positions at its warehouses, delivery centers, and Whole Foods grocery stores amid a sharp increase in demand from American consumers who have been encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.

The firm, which is the second-largest U.S.-based employer, is also promising a $2 an hour pay raise for its hourly workers in several countries through the month of April. The company reported that its commitment to the pay increase “represents an investment of over $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees across the U.S., Europe and Canada.” read more

7 Comments on Amazon seeks to hire 100,000 amid ‘unprecedented’ surge in orders

  1. Had to get a new phone Saturday. Because I also changed my number due to receiving to much spam mail for someone named Chantalla whom was apparently using my number they were able to set me up as a new account. That made me eligible for a fantastic price on my new device and also gives me a free Prime subscription. Upon getting home I started going through my phone and going through my apps that are embedded in the phone and shutting off the permissions. When I got to the Amazon app and read through their permission requirements I decided I can live without it and uninstalled the app. About the only thing they weren’t asking for was my soul. The first one I uninstall is Facebook and Twitter though happily Twitter wasn’t on this device which surprised me as it had been on my previous phones.

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  2. Chantalla, yes. You’ve been approved for lots of low-income housing, you’re eligible for a new Obama phone and quite a few government giveaways.

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  3. That’s all we need more chink shit delivered by Amazon. I’ll pass, I already have enough junk already. And I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the boxes delivered aren’t pre infected with the Corona virus, either intentionally or unintentionally.

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