Since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic from the explosion of online commerce, Amazon on Thursday announced its hiring of 75,000 additional people in the United States and Canada and offering bonuses to vaccinators.
Amazon says it offers an average hourly starting wage of over $ 17 and an exceptional bonus that can climb to $ 1,000. The new rent showing proof of the Kovid-19 vaccination will receive an additional $ 100.
Works in several major cities in the United Kingdom
The US veteran also announced the creation of 10,000 jobs in the United Kingdom in 2021, specifically to open new distribution centers, to meet the surge in epidemic demand. According to a statement, the group will increase its total workforce in the country to 55,000 by the end of the year.
In the UK, the new jobs created will be in administrative services, Amazon Web Services data center and distribution. For example, many large cities including London, Manchester and Edinburgh will be hiring, for example, in digital marketing, software or artificial intelligence.
Amazon, which has invested more than $ 23 billion in the country since 2010, will also open a parcel reception center and four new distribution centers. “We are generating thousands of good jobs across the UK and across a wide range of operations,” said John Bomfrey, head of Amazon in the country.
Amazon employed 1.27 million people globally as of March 31
The group has regularly carried out large-scale recruitment campaigns since the onset of the epidemic. It employed a total of 1.27 million people worldwide as of March 31, 50% more than a year earlier, including more than 800,000 people in the United States.
Amazon is regularly criticized for the tough conditions of its employees. Following the failure of the group’s attempt to unionize into a warehouse, its founder Jeff Bezos in April put forward the need for Amazon employees to have a “better vision in terms of value creation”.