Amazon to hire 75,000 more workers amid coronavirus pandemic

Amazon to hire 75,000 more workers amid coronavirus pandemic
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On March 16, Amazon had announced it would hire an additional 100,000 people in full and part-time jobs across its operations network ‘to keep as many people as possible working’ during coronavirus 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,” said the company in a statement.

Today e-commerce giant Amazon said it would hire 75,000 more workers in the U.S., across both full- and part-time positions, to help meet customer demand.

”We 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 and we welcome anyone out of work to join us at Amazon until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back,” the company said in a blog post.

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Amazon said it expects to invest more than $500 million globally to increase wages for workers during the pandemic, up from a previous estimate of $350 million.