Amazon to hire hundreds in the Triangle as national demand surges

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As demand for deliveries increases amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Amazon is ramping up hiring – and that includes in the Triangle, where the company confirms plans to add more than 450 jobs.

Across the state, the company will add 2,000 employees, says spokeswoman Rachael Lightly.

It’s part of an overall plan by the Washington-based firm. And it includes increasing pay in the United States by $2 per hour “for employees and partners who are in fulfillment centers, transportation operations, stores or those making deliveries so that others can remain at home,” according to the company.

Across the country, Amazon is opening up 100,000 new full- and part-time positions across its fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand. The plan does not – at least right now –  include the under-construction facility in Garner that overlooks Interstate 40.

“The Garner site is still moving forward with construction,” Lightly said. “No new updates except it’s on track to launch later this year.”

Source: TBJ