Giant online retailer Amazon announced that they would be making 100,000 full and part time positions available in their fulfillment centres and delivery network due to a spike in high demand for online products die to quarantines and social distancing. In a recent blog post Amazon descried its labour requirements as “Unprecedented for this time of year, “ driving the needs to significantly increase hiring. In addition, Amazon will pay its workers an extra $2 per throughout April.
The e-commerce climate has boomed due to consumers worldwide practicing social distancing and quarantining either by choice or government mandate. Therefore online retailers and marketplaces have had to amp their supply chains in order to cope with increased demand.