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14.04.2020

Amazon continues hiring to meet the online surge of consumers

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The company increased its initial $350 million investment in extra staffing to over $500 million

Stocks impacted: Amazon (AMZN)

The online retailing giant said it has another 75,000 full-time and part-time jobs needing to be filled after adding 100,000 workers last month as shoppers seeking to stay at home during the pandemic bought more online. The jobs include warehouse, shopper and delivery jobs across the U.S. Amazon has also raised employees’ hourly pay and doubled overtime pay for warehouse workers and said it expects to continue investing in pay increases, benefits and safety improvements. As a result, the company increased its initial $350 million investment in extra staffing to over $500 million. On Monday, Amazon stocks finished more than 6% higher.

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