Amazon to hire additional 75,000 full and part-time employees as demand rises due to coronavirus
At a time when millions of Americans are losing their jobs due to coronavirus pandemic, Amazon continues to hire more workers as demand for its goods and services rises. Today, the ecommerce giant announced it is hiring additional 75,000 full and part-time employees after it filled more than 100,000 positions in the last month.
On March 16, Amazon it would invest over $350 million globally to increase pay for our teams during the coronavirus pandemic and would hire 100,000 people in full and part-time jobs across it operations network to keep as many people as possible working during this crisis.
“Today, we are proud to announce that our original 100,000 jobs pledge is filled and those new employees are working at sites across the U.S. helping to serve customers. We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities, and are going to continue to hire, creating an additional 75,000 jobs to help serve customers during this unprecedented time,” the company said in a blog post on its website. Interested candidates can apply at www.amazon.com/jobsnow.
Amazon also pledged to continue to invest in pay increases and previously expected to spend $350 million to increase wages during the coronavirus pandemic period—which the company now expects to be over $500 million. “We’ll continue to invest in safety, pay, and benefits for our teams who are playing an invaluable role in getting items to communities around the world, and you can read more about our safety efforts,” the company said.