Amazon needs 75,000 new employees to increase demand
Amazon needs 75,000 new employees to increase demand

Amazon said on Monday that the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) is forcing Americans to live in their homes, which is driving demand for online shopping and delivery. It will employ another 75,000 workers, from warehouse workers to delivery workers.

Because of concern about long-term isolation or product shortages, shoppers will remove shelves and the company will accelerate to keep food and health products in stock and force employees to prepare to work in stores or deliveries.

The e-commerce giant faces a daunting task of recruiting more employees, even if that means closing facilities. The company has reported cases of HIV infection among warehouse workers and has been identified repeatedly. The company announced that it will conduct temperature tests and provide masks to employees in all warehouses in the United States and Europe.

However, with the unemployment rate at a record level, Amazon is trying to bridge this gap. The company said to attract new employees: In April this year, the minimum hourly wage for American workers will be raised by $ 15 by $ 2.

The company announced on Monday that it has filled all previously announced jobs, added 100,000 jobs, and that it will add new jobs. Amazon said the company is expected to spend more than $ 500 million worldwide to increase workers ’wages during the epidemic, compared to the previous estimate of $ 350 million.

"We know that many people work in hotels and restaurants and when traveling are affected by the economy or in the context of this crisis," the company said in its blog.

It should be noted that the number of Amazon employees fluctuates with the seasons, and recently peaked on vacation with a total of 798,000 full-time and part-time employees, and the epidemic was announced after the spread of 100,000 new jobs.

Some unions and elected officials criticized the Amazon's response to the epidemic. To date, the disease has infected more than 1.8 million people worldwide and killed more than 115,000 people.

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