Coronavirus caused a surge in online shopping. Now, Amazon the online giant is hiring 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions across the United States. This is just to keep up with the demands.
The jobs that will be in Amazon’s fulfillment centers and distribution or delivery networks.
We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year.
Coronavirus caused a surge in online shopping
On Saturday, the company said that customers could experience more extended delivery time than usual. This is because of the high volumes of orders as the coronavirus spread. The number of cases in the United States reached more than 4,000 on Monday.
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The company said in the post-Saturday.
We believe our role serving customers and the community during this time is a critical one, and we want to make sure people can get the items they need, when they need them.
We are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability on all of our products, and bring on additional capacity to deliver all of your orders.
In addition to hiring thousands of new workers, Amazon said it is investing more than $350 million to raise pay for hourly employees in warehouse and distribution roles through April.