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