Amazon Makes 100,000 Hires as Sales Boom Amid Pandemic

Amazon is ramping up its workforce. While some businesses are floundering due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has seen its sales boom and now they are working on making some hires.

Per reports, Amazon is set to make 100,000 new hires as the sales continue to rise thanks to e-commerce.

Amazon announced the news in a new blog post.

From the statement:

We’re also opening 100 new operations buildings this month across fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sortation centers, and other sites. Many of the new jobs are at the company’s newest state-of-the-art buildings.

The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour. In select cities, Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000. On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees industry-leading benefits, which include health, vision and dental insurance from day one, 401(k) with 50 percent company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, and Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 6.38 million confirmed cases and 191,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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