Amazon announces $500 million in special holiday bonuses to front-line workers

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Hard working U.S operations employees of Amazon will smile this holiday

In a blog post on Thursday, the tech giant announced bonus package for different categories of its employees. Full-time employees who work between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 will qualify for a $300 bonus, while part-time employees will receive a $150 bonus, the company stated.

“As we head into the peak of the holiday season, we want to share our appreciation through another special recognition bonus, totaling more than $500 million for our front-line employees. U.S. Operations employees who are employed by the company from December 1 to December 31 will qualify for a bonus of $300 for full-time employees and $150 for part-time employees., Amazon Worldwide Operations senior vice president Dave Clark said in a statement.

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“I’m grateful to our teams who continue to play a vital role serving their communities” …. I’ve never been more grateful for—or proud of—our teams”, he added

The latest bonus by the e-commerce giant, which reported a third-quarter profit of US$6.3 billion and revenue of US$96.1 billion, comes in addition to a separate $500 million bonus payments to front-line employees in June. The company also has a $15 per hour minimum wage for U.S. employees.

Amazon said it will invest over $750 million this quarter in combined benefits for the U.S employees, bringing the total spent on special bonuses and incentives for Amazon workers globally to over $2.5 billion in 2020.

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“It’s no small job to get every order from click to customer door, the company wrote. Our sort centers are the first stop on the journey from the warehouse. You’ll be working in an energetic environment, sorting and handling packages between trucks. Our sort center team members work together to make sure we get packages to our customers on time. Help us make someone’s every day.”

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