Amazon is opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Amazon is opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in their fulfillment centers and delivery network:

We also know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis. We want those people to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back.

In addition to the 100,000 new roles we’re creating, we want to recognize our employees who are playing an essential role for people at a time when many of the services that might normally be there to support them are closed. In the U.S., we will be adding an additional $2 USD per hour worked through April from our current rate of $15/hour or more, depending on the region, C$2 in Canada, £2 per hour in the UK, and approximately €2 per hour in many EU countries. This commitment to increased pay through the end of April represents an investment of over $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees across the U.S., Europe, and Canada.


  1. Harry Jones says:

    We all know this is not from the goodness of their hearts, and the more practical-minded among us don’t care.

    I’d love to see a world where no one had to signal altruism or empathy, and everyone had to signal rationality and a consequentialist mindset. Because that right there is the only civic-mindedness worth spit.

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