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E-Land Technology Driven E-commerce was informed that according to media reports, Amazon, the global e-commerce giant, said the company will hire another 75,000 people, including warehouse employees, due to the new crown pneumonia epidemic that keeps Americans away from home and the demand for online orders surge. And delivery driver.
"We know that many people have been affected by the epidemic. In this crisis, many employees in the hotel, catering and tourism industries have either lost their jobs or are on unpaid leave. We welcome any unemployed people to join us until the situation Return to normal, or employees can return to their original jobs. "Amazon wrote on its blog.
At the same time, Amazon has also increased the hourly wages of employees and doubled the overtime pay for warehouse employees. Earlier, the company expected to invest 350 million US dollars in salary increases, but now this number may increase to more than 500 million US dollars, Amazon also said it expects to continue to invest to improve the wages, benefits and safety of warehousing and delivery employees Measures.
In addition, the company also provides benefits such as allowing employees to take unpaid leave, providing two weeks of paid leave for employees who are diagnosed with the new corona virus or quarantined.
It is understood that in order to meet the surge in online shopping demand caused by the outbreak of the new coronavirus, Amazon announced last month that it will recruit an additional 100,000 warehousing and delivery employees in the United States. At present, these jobs have been filled.
However, it is clear that these employees still have difficulty coping with the surge in online shopping demand. Last month, Amazon also announced that it would suspend Pantry delivery service in an effort to fulfill outstanding orders and replenish inventory. Therefore, this time Amazon again recruited an additional 75,000 employees to cope with the current pressure on logistics and other aspects.