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Amazon thanks hourly employees for work during the coronavirus pandemic with one-time bonus

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Jun 2020

Amazon thanks hourly employees for work during the coronavirus pandemic with one-time bonus

Amazon employees and contractors who worked in the company’s operations business throughout June will receive a one-time bonus — $500 for full-time hourly employees — as thanks for their work during the pandemic, the company announced Monday. The bonus for each individual ranges from $150 for contract delivery drivers who worked at least 10 hours in June to $3,000 for owners of small delivery companies...

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Amazon launches accelerator for UK SMBs

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Jun 2020

Amazon launches accelerator for UK SMBs

Amazon has launched an accelerator program designed to help UK SMBs and start-ups survive the coronavirus pandemic. As reported by CityAM, the program was launched in partnership with SMB support network Enterprise Nation and will offer free online training for 200,000 businesses. Further, Amazon will perform a detailed analysis of each individual business to determine its growth stage. Once analysis is complete, the company will...

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Amazon to open another North Carolina facility, create ‘hundreds of jobs’

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Jun 2020

Amazon to open another North Carolina facility, create ‘hundreds of jobs’

Amazon says it will open a facility in Cary that will create hundreds of jobs. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant said Monday it plans to open a “delivery station” sometime this year. At delivery stations, orders are prepared for last-mile delivery to customers. The Cary site is meant to improve delivery times in the Triangle. The company did not say whether it has chosen a specific...

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Amazon Price At Record Highs As Online Orders Jump On Coronavirus Lockdown

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Jun 2020

Amazon Price At Record Highs As Online Orders Jump On Coronavirus Lockdown

Amazon price ended yesterday at record highs capitalizing the idea that online retail is the big winner from the coronavirus crisis. Online shopping has accelerated during the COVID-19 lockdown benefiting Amazon, Walmart, Etsy, and eBay, and also the online entertainment providers. I expect this trend for e-commerce to continue as consumers will shift from stocking up on food to a wider variety of supplies, and...

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Amazon is making thousands of hires permanent in Texas after COVID-19

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Jun 2020

Amazon is making thousands of hires permanent in Texas after COVID-19

Amazon is going all in with some of its recent hires under the pandemic. After bringing on more than 14,000 hires in Texas, Amazon is offering over 8,800 of the folks full-time roles in the state, according to a spokesperson. These roles include customer fulfillment and last-mile deliveries. The move is in line with the company’s broad push with hiring around COVID-19. Amazon will convert...

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Amazon to hire 50,000 temp workers in India as lockdown boosts demand

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May 2020

Amazon to hire 50,000 temp workers in India as lockdown boosts demand

Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) India unit said it would hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in the country, where customers have been stuck indoors for two months in a lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak. E-commerce firms faced massive disruption in the initial days of the lockdown in India, but a slow easing of the stringent regulations has allowed them to...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Could Become World’s First Trillionaire by 2026

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May 2020

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Could Become World’s First Trillionaire by 2026

Using his average net worth growth over the last five years (34%), the folks at Comparisun are estimating that he could be a trillionaire by the year 2026. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is expected to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026, according to Comparisun, a company that compares different products between small and medium-sized firms. Bezos is now valued at $140 billion, up from...

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Amazon work ongoing amid COVID-19 disruption

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May 2020

Amazon work ongoing amid COVID-19 disruption

Construction continues at the Amazon fulfillment center in Beloit, as the initial wave of management team hiring is now underway. Work at the 80-acre site near the intersection of Gateway Boulevard and Colley Road started in October of 2019 on the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center. Amazon spokesperson Jen Crowcroft confirmed that the facility is still expected to be open in time for the holiday season...

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Prime Members Are Getting More Value From Amazon Than Ever

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May 2020

Prime Members Are Getting More Value From Amazon Than Ever

Prime members have had to wait longer for some Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) orders in recent weeks than they might be used to. The company’s one-day shipping promise has fallen by the wayside amid the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean Prime members aren’t getting value from their memberships. On the contrary, Amazon’s management says it’s seen a lot of pickup in members using all of the...

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Amazon gives staff £2-an-hour pay rise as customers keep shopping

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Apr 2020

Amazon gives staff £2-an-hour pay rise as customers keep shopping

Amazon warehouse staff and delivery drivers will get a £2-an-hour pay rise in recognition for their work during the coronavirus lockdown, the company said. UK boss Doug Gurr wrote to customers on Tuesday explaining that the online retail giant has also upgraded its warehouses to Government standards on social distancing. More than 150 changes have been made, based on World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, he...

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