Amazon to hire 100,000 employees to meet demands during COVID-19 outbreak

Amazon announced March 16 that it plans to add 100,000 employees in the U.S. to meet demands amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to CNBC.

The company is seeking to hire full-time and part-time warehouse and deliver employees. Through April, Amazon is upping the pay for employees by $2 per hour, with the company currently paying employees $15 or more per hour depending on the area.

Amazon is recommending people who have lost their jobs or been furloughed to apply. “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,” Amazon said in a statement, CNBC reports.

 

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