amazon CEO jeff bezos announced publicly on his personal instagram page that amazon will be hiring 100,000 new roles for laid-off restaurant workers. along with raised wages, the company will also be taking much healthier and safer measures in response to the recent COVID-19 crisis.


‘at the same time, other businesses like restaurants and bars are being forced to shut their doors,’ explains bezos in his instagram post saturday evening. ‘we hope people who’ve been laid off will come work with us until they’re able to go back to the jobs they had… my own time and thinking is now wholly focused on COVID-19 and on how amazon can best play its role I want you to know amazon will continue to do its part, and we won’t stop looking for new opportunities to help.’

jeff bezos looks to hire 100,000 recently laid-off restaurant workers
jeff bezos
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since the virus outbreak in the united states, the number of orders has increased dramatically as residents are stocking up on household essentials and other basic goods. in response, amazon will be changing their logistics, transportation, supply chain, purchasing and third party seller processes to prioritize stocking and delivering essential items like staples, sanitizers, baby formula and medical supplies. to help protect his employees from the virus, bezos also announced that the company has ordered millions of masks for its workers and will implement safe social distancing at work environments.