Amazon Looking to Hire 100,000 to Keep up With Surge in Orders
I'll admit that one day into my at home quarantine I've been VERY tempted to online shop. Whether that be for stuff I actually need right now or not, I've had the urge. And a lot of people are turning to Amazon right now.
Amazon said Monday that it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a lot of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online. WGN details -
The online retailer said it will also temporarily raise pay by $2 an hour through the end of April for hourly employees. That includes workers at its warehouses, delivery centers and Whole Foods grocery stores, all of whom make at least $15 an hour.
While store fronts are obviously feeling the effect of everyone over-purchasing, Amazon is feeling the hurt as well -
Amazon said this weekend that a surge of orders is putting its operations under pressure. It warned shoppers that it could take longer than the usual two days to get packages. It also said it was sold out of many household cleaning supplies and is working to get more in stock.
Amazon said the new job openings are for a mix of full-time and part-time positions and include delivery drivers and warehouse workers, who pack and ship orders to shoppers.
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