The American e-commerce giant Amazon.com announced its intention to increase its workforce by 75,000 additional workers with a significant increase in the demand for e-commerce services due to the restrictions imposed on the movement of consumers, within the framework of measures to combat the pandemic of the emerging Corona virus (Covid-19). ).
Amazon said it had already held 100,000 temporary and permanent jobs that it had announced earlier, adding that additional appointments and a two-hour wage increase would cost her more than $ 500 million, not $ 350 million, according to earlier estimates.
Bloomberg news agency pointed to the prosperity of electronic shopping, especially vital commodities such as toilet paper and groceries, at a time when expensive Amazon services have become a lifeline for many consumers who do not want to risk going out of their homes and going to stores to buy their needs in light of the new Corona virus. Amazon said that workers can absent themselves from their jobs without fear of terminating their services or punishing them.