Amazon to hire 100,000 employees support communities during the crisis

Chamber member Amazon is taking steps to help communities affected by COVID-19.

Posted on 03/17/2020 by Austin Chamber

1. Hiring 100,000 Employees

Amazon is opening up 100,000 new full- and part-time positions across the U.S. in operations, delivery, and stores, including at Whole Foods Market.

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2. Increasing Pay for Hourly Employees

Amazon is investing more than $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees in the U.S., Europe, and Canada through the month of April. Learn More

3. Supporting Employees & Contractors

Amazon offers extra time off with pay for employees diagnosed with the illness and establishes a $25 million relief fund. Learn More

4. Helping Impacted Communities

Amazon continues to support our customers, communities, and employees. Learn More

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