(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc stated on Thursday it will spend greater than $500 million on one-time bonuses for its front-line workers in the USA who’re working the vacation season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full-time operations employees in the USA who’re employed by Amazon from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 will obtain a bonus of $300, whereas these in part-time roles will get $150, the net retailer stated right here in a weblog submit.
A number of retailers, together with Walmart Inc and Home Depot Inc, have spent hundreds of thousands in bonuses to compensate employees for catering to a surge in on-line procuring through the pandemic.
In an earlier spherical of one-time bonuses in June, Amazon spent $500 million in one-time funds to front-line workers and companions.
The world’s largest on-line retailer has been dealing with intense scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and unions over whether or not it’s doing sufficient to guard employees from the coronavirus.
Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Modifying by Paul Simao