By Micah Maidenberg
E-commerce giant has hired more than 100,000 people in full- and part-time jobs over past month.
Amazon.com Inc. said it plans to hire 75,000 additional workers, the latest move by the e-commerce giant to staff up as the coronavirus pandemic pushes consumers to buy more products online.
“We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities, and are going to continue to hire,” the Seattle-based company said Monday.
Over the past month, Amazon has hired more than 100,000 people in full- and part-time jobs in distribution centers and across its delivery network in the U.S., the company said.
Amazon now expects to spend more than $500 million to increase wages for workers, up from a previous forecast of $350 million. Last month, Amazon said it would spend $350 million to temporarily increase wages for workers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Some of the workers who have taken jobs at Amazon include former professionals who lost their positions as the spread of the coronavirus decimated businesses and shut down the economy.