Amazon to rent 100,000 staff as on-line orders surge on virus worries

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FILE PHOTO: Amazon bins are seen stacked for supply within the Manhattan borough of New York Metropolis, January 29, 2016. Information/Mike Segar

(Information) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) mentioned on Monday it might rent 100,000 warehouse and supply staff in the USA to sort out a surge in on-line orders, as customers store closely fearing the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon mentioned here it might make investments over $350 million to lift the pays for these workers within the U.S. and Canada by $2 an hour, 2 kilos within the UK and about 2 euros within the European Union.

It at the moment pays $15 an hour for staff in its U.S. achievement facilities.

Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Modifying by Ramakrishnan M.