Coronavirus has become the most popular term in today’s world, as the virus refuses to die down despite several measures put in place. The situation of COVID-19 virus spread has turned so grim that, mass gatherings, traveling inside and across borders have been barred with numerous restrictions.
This was not the only drawback of the Coronavirus outbreak, though the death toll is heartbreaking, the global economic hit due to Coronavirus shutdown has started to look concerning with serious economic problems expected in coming days.
Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, many markets, industries have shifted to work-from-home format, while those who do not have the opportunity, having no option but to down their shutters until the crisis gets over. This has led to many companies to stop their work, and numerous employees jobless.
Amidst the global shutdown in place, Amazon announced 100,000 new job opening in its warehouses and delivery services across the United States. While the epidemic continues to spread viciously among the US, infecting thousands and contributing on to its death toll, the citizens are emptying the stores in fear of a quarantine being imposed in near future, and thus a surge in the online purchase was noticed.
With the restrictions imposed and people being asked to avoid going outdoors amid the outbreak at large, web demands spiked. And to meet with the rising demands, Amazon Inc has decided to engage 100,000 more employees until things get back to normal.
Not only Amazon but other supermarket chains based in the United States, like the Albertsons, the Kroger and the Raley’s have announced about vacancies. This step turned out to be a saving grace for those who were suddenly left jobless in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Amazon also said in a blog post, “We want those people to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back,”; which can be surely appreciated in troubled times. Additionally, Amazon has also promised to give an extra $2 from their usual $15 per hour pay.
There is still some fear looming over the delivery services, as restrictions get stricter in connection to the COVID-19 outbreak. Having asked 100,000 people to come aboard with Amazon, how much more employees will be required is still uncertain, but Amazon’s efforts might help plenty, whether by health and hygiene or by financial earnings in times of Coronavirus.