Amazon has been hiring over 100,000 people to fill new positions for the increased demand. Officials say the still don’t have enough employees. Amazon is still looking to fill 75,000 new positions ASAP. The company announced, “We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities.” they continued, “And we are going to continue to hire, creating an additional 75,000 jobs to help serve customers during this unprecedented time.”
Amazon has also raised the hourly pay for warehouse workers by $2 as well as doubling their overtime pay through the end of April. The expansion has set Amazon back more than $500 million.