Plans to invest $4 billion in staff safety
In March, Amazon announced the hiring of 175,000 roles across its operations network to help provide for communities and keep as many people as possible working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like other companies, Aamzon hired these individuals for seasonal roles to meet a surge in demand and, for many, there was the hope of returning back to their previous companies once states began to re-open.
As the long-term picture becomes more clear, Amazon is providing the opportunity for 125,000 seasonal workers to stay with Amazon and transition into a regular, full-time role beginning in June.
Regular, full-time roles at Amazon come with a comprehensive benefits package starting on day one, a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour, and access to training programs like Career Choice that make it easier to springboard into a different career at Amazon or other companies.
Amazon is investing nearly $4 billion to keep their employees safe and help them deliver for people across communities.