Alliance News March 17, 2020

Amazon to Hire 100, 000 Employees and Increase Hourly Pay to Support Communities During the Crisis

Today, Amazon announced that we are opening up 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S., and we are investing over $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees in the U.S., Europe and Canada through the month of April.

Amazon remains committed to serving our customers while supporting our employees and partners who are carrying out vital services during this time. We’ve taken several measures, including social-distancing, enhanced sanitizing, and no-contact deliveries, to ensure that our workplaces remain safe. Here are four additional steps were are taking to support the community during these challenging times:

  1. Hiring 100,000 Employees

We are opening up 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in our operations, delivery, and stores, including at Whole Foods Market. We 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. We want those people to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back. Learn More

For individuals in your community who are looking to apply for job openings, please direct them to www.amazon.com/jobsnow.

  1. Increasing Pay for Hourly Employees

We are investing over $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees in the U.S., Europe and Canada through the month of April. We know that our employees are playing an essential role without the support networks they might otherwise have at home. Learn More

  1. Supporting Employees & Contractors

Amazon offers extra time off with pay for employees diagnosed with the illness, and establishes a $25 million relief fund. Learn More

  1. Helping Impacted Communities

Amazon continues to support our customers, communities, and employees. Learn More


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