These roles currently pay $15 per hour, however this is increasing by $2 as part of Amazon’s $350 million investment into new staff during this unprecedented time. Likewise, in the UK and many European countries, staff salaries are increasing by £2/€2.
Amazon aims to support all 900,000 of their employees across the world, while worldwide demand increases. It was also announced that if any employee was diagnosed with coronavirus, they would be provided with two weeks pay immediately.
Amazon’s decision to hire 100,000 new employees emphasises the solidarity and determination of eCommerce platforms and we have huge admiration for the dedication of the staff and team during this difficult time.