Amazon rewards its employees with more than $ 500 million
Amazon rewards its employees with more than $ 500 million

Amazon said Thursday it will spend more than $ 500 million in bonuses for frontline workers in the United States. Those who work on vacation amid the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

The e-commerce giant said in its blog: From December 1 to December 31, full-time Amazon employees in the US will receive a bonus of $ 300, while those who work part-time will receive a bonus of $ 150.

Many retailers, including Walmart and Home Depot, have spent millions of dollars in bonuses to compensate employees who experienced an online shopping spurt during the pandemic.

It's worth noting that this isn't the first time Amazon has paid such bonuses, as Amazon also paid about $ 500 million in one-time bonuses to frontline employees and partners in June.

Amazon's work to protect employees from the coronavirus is under scrutiny by lawmakers and labor unions in the United States.

When Amazon announced the surprises, the International Activists Association launched an online campaign called "Make Amazon Pay" calling on the company to create better working conditions for its employees and reduce its growing carbon footprint.

The protests came from the New York Times report that the Seattle-based company is expanding its global workforce this year.

The campaign said on the website: During the Corona epidemic, Amazon grew into a trillion dollar company and its CEO was the first to collect $ 200 billion in personal wealth in history.

The event began on Black Friday and offered a list of Amazon's demands, including raising wages for warehouse workers at Amazon, extending paid sick leave, and allowing union workers to organize.

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