Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement on Saturday the company is hiring for 100,000 new roles, and urged laid-off restaurant workers to apply.
Bezos added that the company has implemented a number of health and safety measures in response to the crisis, and has raised wages for hourly workers.
The deluge has forced the company into a tricky balancing act between protecting the health of its workers and keeping up with the rapid pace of customers' orders.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is urging laid-off workers from closed-down restaurants and bars to come join the company as it struggles to accommodate an enormous volume of orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"At the same time, other businesses like restaurants and bars are being forced to shut their doors," Bezos said in a statement Saturday evening.
Bezos added that the company has implemented a number of health and safety measures in response to the crisis.
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