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Amazon to Hire 100,000 New Workers to Meet Coronavirus Demand

The world is changing to accommodate families during the spread of coronavirus. As TikTok creators and Airbnb hosts are forced to adjust normal practices (for better or for worse), so are corporate businesses. And Amazon is the latest to feel the effects of the pandemic. In a blog post published Monday, Amazon executive Dave Clark announced that the online retailer plans to hire 100,000 new workers. The steep increase in onboarding is to help support Amazon’s warehouse and delivery services. “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,” Clark said. “We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year.” In addition to opening full-time and part-time positions , Amazon is increasing its pay through April. Workers will now receive $2 more per hour in...

Mar 17, 2020