Clark said the company knows many people has been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of the crisis.
“We want those people to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back,” he said.
In addition to the 100,000 new roles we’re creating, we want to recognize our employees who are playing an essential role for people at a time when many of the services that might normally be there to support them are closed.
In the United State, the company will be adding an additional $2 per hour worked through April from its current rate of $15 an hour or more, depending on the region.
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“This commitment to increased pay through the end of April represents an investment of over $350 million in increased compensation for hourly employees across the U.S., Europe and Canada,” Clark said.
Health and safety are a top priority with all of Amazon’s roles and sites, he said.
“We continue to consult with medical and health experts, and take all recommended precautions in our buildings and stores to keep people healthy,” Clark said. “We’ve taken measures to promote social distancing in the workplace and taken on enhanced and frequent cleaning, to name just a few.
For more information on applying for a job, visit www.amazon.com/jobsnow.
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