Amazon to raise pay for more
than 500,000 workers to
attract more workers
Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to give more than 500,000 of its workers a raise
as it seeks to attract new workers.
The online shopping giant, which already pays new hires at least USD15 an hour, said
it will start increasing pay between 50 cents an hour to USD3 an hour starting next
Those getting raises include warehouse workers, who pack and ship orders, as well as
those who work in Amazon's package sorting centers and other facilities.
Amazon said the pay raise is part of its push to hire more workers. The company has
needed more people to get orders to shoppers during the pandemic as Americans
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