Amazon is hiring 100,000 new full-time and part-time workers in U.S. to keep up with the demand
With all the bad news about coronavirus pandemic, there is good news the mainstream media is not talking about. One of the good news is coming from e-commerce giant, Amazon. Today, Amazon announced it is hiring 100,000 new full-time and part-time 100,000 workers to keep up with online shopping surge caused by a surge in online shopping.
The online giant said giant is adding 100,000 new distribution workers across the United States to keep up with the demand. The jobs will be Amazon’s fulfillment centers and its delivery network.
“We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year,” Amazon (AMZN) said in a blog post.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Amazon and our network of partners are helping communities around the world in a way that very few can—delivering critical supplies directly to the doorsteps of people who need them. Getting a priority item to your doorstep is vital as communities practice social-distancing, particularly for the elderly and others with underlying health issues. We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year.
We are opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in our fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public.
We also know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis. We want those people to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back.
In addition to the additional 100,000 new roles we’re creating, we want to recognize our employees who are playing an essential role for people at a time when many of the services that might normally be there to support them are closed. In the U.S., we will be adding an additional $2 USD per hour worked through April from our current rate of $15/hour or more, depending on the region, C$2 in Canada, £2 per hour in the UK, and approximately €2 per hour in many EU countries. This commitment to increased pay through the end of April represents an investment of over $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees across the U.S., Europe, and Canada.