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Amazon to hire 100,000 workers as orders surge on coronavirus worries

Amazon said it would invest over $350 million to raise the pays for these employees in the US and Canada by $2 an hour

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Amazon currently pays $15 an hour for workers in its US fulfillment centers.

com Inc said on Monday it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to tackle a surge in online orders, as consumers shop heavily fearing the spread of the outbreak.

said it would invest over $350 million to raise the pays for these employees in the US and Canada by $2 an hour, 2 pounds in the UK and about 2 euros in the European Union. It currently pays $15 an hour for workers in its US fulfillment centers.

First Published: Tue, March 17 2020. 02:03 IST
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