Amazon hiring 100,000, opening new roles to unemployed restaurant and travel experts to support people relying on Amazon’s service in this stressful time.
The Company will invest over $350 million globally to increase pay by $2/hour in the U.S., C$2 in Canada, £2/hr in the UK, and approximately €2/hr in many EU countries for employees and partners who are in fulfillment centers, transportation operations, stores or those making deliveries so that others can remain at home.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Amazon and our network of partners are helping communities around the world in a way that very few can—delivering critical supplies directly to the doorsteps of people who need them.
Getting a priority item to your doorstep is vital as communities practice social-distancing, particularly for the elderly and others with underlying health issues.
They are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year.
Amazon is opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in our fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public.
They also know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis.
Amazon want those people to know they welcome them on their teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back.
In addition to the 100,000 new roles they’re creating, they want to recognize our employees who are playing an essential role for people at a time when many of the services that might normally be there to support them are closed.
In the U.S., Amazon will be adding an additional $2 USD per hour worked through April from their current rate of $15/hour or more, depending on the region, C$2 in Canada, £2 per hour in the UK, and approximately €2 per hour in many EU countries.
This commitment to increased pay through the end of April represents an investment of over $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees across the U.S., Europe, and Canada.
Health and safety are a top priority with all of their roles and sites.
They continue to consult with medical and health experts, and take all recommended precautions in their buildings and stores to keep people healthy.
They’ve taken measures to promote social distancing in the workplace and taken on enhanced and frequent cleaning, to name just a few.
Read more about all the ways they’re supporting their teams with paid and unpaid time off options should they need it.
Those interested in applying can learn more at www.amazon.com/jobsnow.