Amazon is all set to hire 75,000 workers in Canada and the US to meet the growing demand of logistics operations. The Online retail company also said that it will also offer a $100 bonus to its staff who already have been vaccinated
Amazon said that the jobs will offer starting pay of $17 per hour, which was earlier $15 an hour reflecting fresh hikes of between 50 cents and $3 an hour for about half a million workers in the United States
The hiring comes into the picture as the company is gearing up for Prime Day next month. It’s one of the busiest shopping day’s events for Amazon every year.
To attract more staff, companies like Chipotle and McDonald’s have declared wage hikes in recent days
Mandy of its job openings is in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Amazon also said that it will offer a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 to attract new staff in certain locations. Amazon has claimed that it safeguards workers’ health and safety.
Amazon advertised the COVID-19 safety measures at facilities and said it’s expanded its on-site vaccination program.