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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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Amazon’s ‘non-essential’ sellers return but still face an uphill struggle

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Apr 2020

Amazon’s ‘non-essential’ sellers return but still face an uphill struggle

When Amazon announced at the weekend that it would lift its month-long exclusion of “non-essential” goods from its warehouses, its millions of third-party sellers enjoyed a brief moment of relief. Soon, however, this was replaced by a whole new range of frustrations: huge order backlogs, strict unit quantity limits and unpredictable policy changes. “We have orders that go back as far as March 22 that...

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Amazon to hire 75,000 more to address increased demand due to coronavirus crisis

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Apr 2020

Amazon to hire 75,000 more to address increased demand due to coronavirus crisis

Amazon has already hired over 100,000 new employees in the past four weeks as a result of the uptick in demand it’s seeing due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but it’s looking to add 75,000 more workers in the U.S., across both full- and part-time positions. The company revealed the expanded hiring efforts in a blog post on Monday, where it also announced that it...

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Amazon is giving workers a letter to prove they are doing an ‘essential’ job

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Mar 2020

Amazon is giving workers a letter to prove they are doing an ‘essential’ job

As a growing list of states order “nonessential” businesses closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, Amazon is giving warehouse and delivery workers letters to carry saying that they are engaged in essential work. “This letter is provided as evidence that the carrier of this letter is an Amazon employee and, as such, an employee of an essential business,” reads a letter given to fulfillment...

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Amazon notifies shopper about U.S. probe of third-party sellers

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Mar 2020

Amazon notifies shopper about U.S. probe of third-party sellers

Amazon notified one customer on Thursday about a Department of Justice criminal investigation of third-party sellers on its e-commerce marketplace, according to an email seen by Reuters. The email was sent by Joell Parks, a senior law enforcement response specialist at Amazon to a Reuters editor, who is also an Amazon customer. “We wanted to notify you directly about this matter in the event that...

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