The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc worldwide and it’s high time that we start acting responsibly to fight it. The pandemic has not only taken lives but also the jobs of many people. With cities locked down and public places forced to shut down, people are missing out on their livelihood. In such a circumstance, Amazon has announced 100,000 new job vacancies for those who have lost their job to the pandemic.
Amazon New Job Vacancies
With the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has seen increased traffic to its site. Since people can’t go out, they have now been exclusively relying on the online shopping site to have their products delivered to home. According to Amazon, demands for household and medical supplies are in increase and they have prioritized them over other supplies.
The increase in demand has resulted in a shortage of manpower in the company. So to overcome the labor shortage, Amazon has announced 100,000 new job openings in the US. People have options to work both part-time and full-time. It is a perfect opportunity for those who have recently lost their jobs due to coronavirus as they can work until their former employer welcomes them back.
Not only that, but Amazon has also announced to increase the pay salary of those working on an hourly basis. The company will invest over $35 million to compensate hourly workers in the US, Europe, and Canada. The company has also promised to prioritize the health of their workers and partners. Amazon workers can get up to 2 weeks of their pay in case they have to be isolated or quarantined.
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Amazon’s stance against COVID-19
Amazon is actively helping the communities in their fight against the pandemic. It recently donated $1 million to a COVID-19 response fund in Washington D.C and is working together with five food services in the region to help the community. Additionally, the company has created a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund and has contributed $1 million for communities affected by the outbreak. The company has also launched the AWS Diagnostic Initiative for speed up diagnostic research, innovation, on a topic related to COVID-19. It has allocated an initial investment of $20 million for the same.
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