Amazon Will Give $500 Million in Holiday Bonuses to Front-Line US Employees

US retail giant Amazon said on Thursday afternoon that it would spend over $500 million in one-time bonuses for its front-line workers in the United States who are working the holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

US retail giant Amazon said on Thursday afternoon that it would spend over $500 million in one-time bonuses for its front-line workers in the United States who are working the holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a blog post, Amazon said that full-time operations staff in the United States who are employed by the company from December 1st to December 31st will get a bonus of $300, while those in part-time roles will get $150.

Some of the most important retailers in the country, including Home Depot and Walmart, have spent millions in bonuses to compensate staff for catering to a surge in online shopping during the virus crisis and the lockdown measures imposed to contain its spread.

The retail giant already spent $500 million in one-time payments to front-line workers and partners in an earlier round of one-time bonuses back in June.


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