As much of the world is still struggling with Covid-19, Amazon employs an additional 100,000 workers in the US and Canada

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During this batch, Amazon recruited 100,000 full-time and part-time employees. In addition to attractive salaries, Amazon also sets the usual salary for new employees up to $ 1,000 in certain cities. The new personnel also have access to training programs. This new job number does not include the 33,000 positions the giant announced last week for recruiting.

In addition to the recruitment, Amazon also plans to bring 100 new buildings into operation in September. These include operating centers, delivery stations, grading points and various functions.

Admirable Amazon expansion plans emerge as the business reaps success in both business and market prices. In the first six months of the year alone, when the Covid-19 epidemic broke out in China and spread around the world, Amazon increased the number of full-time and part-time employees by 10% with 876,000 positions. Earlier this month, the company also announced plans to hire 7,000 more workers in the UK and made a similar announcement in Ireland and South Africa.

In the first few months of this year alone, Amazon shares rose nearly 70 percent, bringing the business’s market value to $ 1.56 trillion. The pandemic is the reason the company’s online shopping services are so important to many American households who are unable to leave their homes because of social distancing measures.

Despite creating huge jobs amid a pandemic, Amazon still suffers from criticism regarding its treatment of its workers. Even so, observers say that Amazon is working to prevent employees from having the right to bargain collectively with the company. Earlier this year, many workers opposed working conditions in Amazon because of concerns about the risk of infection.

There is even news that Amazon is laying off people who denounce their working conditions. However, in July, Amazon said it spent $ 4 billion in the second quarter on initiatives related to ensuring workers’ safety during the pandemic as well as increasing additional support.

Currently, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person in the world with a net worth of about $ 184 billion. However, the huge wealth does not help Bezos avoid criticism, mainly about the treatment of people working at Amazon as well as the “stingy” in charitable activities compared to billionaires. another top.

Not only is the richest person in the world, Bezos is also the richest person in the history of the modern world. This position has been held by Bezos for many years and may be longer because no one can take the throne in the near future. However, at the end of August, 100 protesters gathered outside of Bezos’ mansion to demand a raise for Amazon employees. They even set up a guillotine in front of the mansion’s door.

Although resonating with 4 million video views in just 1 day on Twitter, it is not clear whether this group’s requirements will be met or not.

Reference: Bloomberg

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