Amazon to Hire 100,000 New People Due to Corona-Caused Buyer Increase, Other Businesses to Follow

Amazon to Hire 100,000 New People Due to Corona-Caused Buyer Increase, Other Businesses to Follow

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The coronavirus has everyone staying in, which means online shopping is at an all time high!

Amazon announced they will be hiring 100,000 new full and part-time employees across the U.S. to help at fulfillment centers and delivery networks to meet the recent surge in demand.

“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,” the company said in their announcement article. 

There will be a pay increase during this time as well, from the current rate of $15/hour to $17/hour. The increase will go through April. “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.”

Other companies looking to hire quickly are Walmart, who plans to hire 500 truck drivers, Meijer, Aldi, DTE Energy, Enviro-Clean Services, Fed-Ex and Trader Joe’s.

Anyone can apply on the websites of all listed companies.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: WNCT, Amazon

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