Amazon is hiring an additional 75,000 workers at its facilities, on top of the 100,000 new positions it created last month, the company said Monday.
“We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities, and are going to continue to hire, creating an additional 75,000 jobs to help serve customers during this unprecedented time,” the company said.
As it continues to hire more workers, Amazon has also raised employees’ hourly pay and doubled overtime pay for warehouse workers. Through the end of April, warehouse and delivery workers can earn an additional $2 per hour.
- Amazon currently pays $15 per hour or more in some areas of the U.S. for warehouse and delivery jobs.
Amazon said it expects to continue investing in pay increases, benefits, and safety improvements for warehouse and delivery workers. The coronavirus is no match for a delivery service that is prime(d) and ready.