There is more good job news on the horizon.
Amazon is looking to hire thousands more workers and is even talking about raising pay for existing employees.
The Hill reports:
Amazon to hire 100K new warehouse, delivery workers and raise pay
Amazon says it plans to hire thousands of new warehouse employees following a “significant” increase in workload and demand for online delivery services amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal, the company said it planned to hire around 100,000 new employees and called the current surge in orders brought on by the global outbreak “unprecedented.”
Amazon’s current starting wages are $15 an hour at its warehouse and fulfillment centers according to the Journal. The company plans to raise pay for those workers in the U.S. by $2 an hour.
“We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year,” wrote Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, according to the Journal.
The company previously said Sunday that its supply lines were facing stress as a result of the outbreak, leading to delivery delays and items possibly going out of stock.
“In particular, you will notice that we are currently out of stock on some popular brands and items, especially in household staples categories,” Amazon said in a blog post. “We are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability on all of our products, and bring on additional capacity to deliver all of your orders.”
This is fantastic news and it comes at just the right time.
— Jan Jekielek (@JanJekielek) March 17, 2020
If you have lost your job(s) and struggling to find work, please take a look at @amazon. They are now hiring for their Jeffersonville, IN fulfillment center.
Work for one of the fastest growing and best globally recognized companies.
— Zach Leonardo (@ZachLeonardo) March 16, 2020
If you are looking for a job right now, Amazon needs you! https://t.co/hpaTdevRMn
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) March 16, 2020
Will more companies step up to the plate like this?