Amazon hiring 100K workers to deal with demand rush
Mar. 16, 2020 4:05 PM ET|About: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)|By: Stephen Alpher, SA News Editor
With the online move now happening at warp speed, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) says it plans to hire 100K additional employees, and is raising pay in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe by $2 per hour (or whatever the local currency is). The current starting wage for hourly workers is $15.
"We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year," says SVP of Operations Dave Clark.