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Amazon hiring 75,000 more workers to keep up with growing demand

Amazon Is Hiring 75,000 More Workers

The company has already hired 100,000 people in the past month

Amazon announced last month it would hire 100,000 people to keep up with delivery demands during the coronavirus pandemic. Those jobs have been filled.

But Amazon announced Monday it is hiring an additional 75,000 workers.

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"We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities," Amazon wrote on its daily blog, "and are going to continue to hire, creating an additional 75,000 jobs to help serve customers during this unprecedented time."

Amazon said people in the hospitality, restaurant and travel industries who have lost their jobs or been furloughed are welcome to apply at www.amazon.com/jobsnow.

“We know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis and we welcome anyone out of work to join us at Amazon until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back.”

Amazon also announced it will invest $500 million in wages increases during the pandemic. It has previously expected to raise wages by $350 million.

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