Amazon to give $500 million in holiday bonuses to front-line U.S. workers

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said Thursday it would spend more than $ 500 million in one-time bonuses for its frontline workers in the United States who work the holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full-time U.S. operations staff who are employed by Amazon from Dec.1 to Dec.31 will receive a bonus of $ 300, while those in part-time positions will receive $ 150, the online retailer said in a report. blog post.

Several retailers, including Walmart Inc and Home Depot Inc, have spent millions of dollars in bonuses to compensate staff for catering to a surge in online shopping during the pandemic.

In a previous round of one-time bonuses in June, Amazon spent $ 500 million in one-time payments to frontline employees and partners.

The world’s largest online retailer has come under intense scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and unions to see if it is doing enough to protect staff from the coronavirus.

Report by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Edited by Paul Simao

Original © Thomson Reuters

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