NEW YORK: Amazon is ramping up hiring in the U.S. to meet demand even as new cases of coronavirus have emerged in ten of its warehouses throughout the world. The company is receiving pressure to temporarily shut down from unions as well as workers rights groups.
The company plans to hire 100,000 new workers for warehouse and delivery jobs according to Business Insider. Walmart is taking similar steps and is looking for around 150,000 new workers.
Seven confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Amazon warehouses across the U.S. including locations in New York, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma and Connecticut.