With a starting salary of $ 15 / hour, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant has just contributed 100,000 jobs in the US and Canada.
Right now Amazon employs 100,000 full-time and part-time employees. In addition to attractive salaries, Amazon also offers bonuses for new employees up to $ 1,000 in certain cities. Not only that, new personnel also have the right to access training programs. This new job number does not include the 33,000 positions the giant announced last week for recruiting.
In addition to recruiting, Amazon also plans to put 100 new buildings into operation in September. These include operating centers, delivery stations, grading points and various functions.
Admirable Amazon expansion plans emerge as the business reaps success in both business and market prices. In the first 6 months of the year, when the Covid-19 epidemic broke out in China and spread around the world, Amazon increased the number of full-time and part-time employees by 10% with 876,000 positions. Earlier this month, the company also announced plans to hire 7,000 more workers in the UK and made a similar announcement in Ireland and South Africa.
Covid-19 reasons online shopping services are so important to many American households who are unable to leave their homes because of social distancing measures. It is also the advantage that Amazon shares have increased by nearly 70%, bringing the market value of the business to $ 1.56 trillion.
Despite creating a huge amount of jobs in this context, Amazon still suffers from criticism regarding its treatment of its workers. Earlier this year, many workers opposed working conditions in Amazon because of concerns about the risk of infection.
There is even news that Amazon is laying off people who denounce their working conditions. However, in July, Amazon said it spent $ 4 billion on initiatives related to ensuring worker safety during the pandemic and increasing additional support.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest man in the world with a net worth of about $ 184 billion. But the huge wealth does not help Bezos avoid criticism, mainly about the treatment of people working at Amazon as well as the “stingy” in charitable activities compared to the top billionaires other.