Amazon to employ 1 lakh workers amid COVID19 fear

Mar 22, 2020 | AS Team

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Amazon Inc announced that it would employ 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to manage a flood in online requests, with many customers having gone to the web to address their issues during the coronavirus episode. 


With customers wiping out racks in fear of quarantine or shortage of products, retailers are hustling to keep food and hygienic items in stock and have employees close by for delivery and in-store work. 


Like Amazon, U.S. general store chains Albertsons, Kroger and Raley's have looked for new contracts to staff busy sections and satisfy online requests. They are seeking individuals in the restaurants, travel and entertainment areas who are now abruptly searching for work on account of the coronavirus. 


In a blog entry Amazon has stated that it is making an attempt to make this unemployed section feel secure and welcome with their firm until everything gets back to normal and they can resume with their normal jobs.  


With Coronavirus’s death toll nearing 14000 and its worldwide cases crossing 3.5 lakhs, the fear of the disease having provoked mass lockdowns of public across the world, has likewise led to items being out of stock on Amazon and with many deliveries taking longer than expected. Amazon's headcount varies occasionally, as of late topping for the holiday quarter at 798,000 full and part time staff. 


As reported by Economic Times, to draw new representatives, Amazon has said that it would add $2 to its base $15 every hour to U.S. laborers' wages through April. The additional compensation for hourly workers in North America and Europe is relied upon to cost more than $350 million, the firm has claimed.

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