Covid-19 pandemic: Amazon to expand workforce as orders surge during lockdown

Amazon has revealed plans to further expand its workforce, will add 75,000 more employees to meet surge in online orders amidst the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic.


The new hiring are in addition to the 100,000 warehouse and delivery staffs it recruitment last month to tackle the demand surge.


The warehouse workers will be required to service orders, which entails selection, packing and sorting of products.


"We know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis and we welcome anyone out of work to join us at Amazon until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back," the  e-commerce giant said in a blog post.


Recently, Amazon has extended its global USD 25 million relief fund to associates part of its delivery programmes in India.


The fund was announced in March with an initial contribution of USD 25 million to support employees, qualified independent contractors, and employees of qualified vendors who witness financial hardships from qualifying events.


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