Amazon hires 100,000 as coronavirus makes online orders surge

Posted on Tuesday, March 17 2020 @ 16:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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With many bricks-and-mortar stores closed and general anxiety about the coronavirus outbreak, online retailers are seeing a big spike in orders. WSJ reports Amazon is now hiring a massive 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the US. At the same time, the web giant is also raising pay. Through April, all employees in fulfillment centers, transportation, stores and delivery will get an extra $2 per hour. Inc. plans to hire an additional 100,000 employees in the U.S. as millions of people turn to online deliveries at an unprecedented pace and Americans continue to reorient their lives to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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