The company blog reads, “Like other companies, we hired these individuals for seasonal roles to meet a surge in demand and, for many, there was the hope of returning back to their previous companies once states began to reopen. As the long-term picture becomes more clear, we’re providing the opportunity for 125,000 of those who came on with us seasonally to stay with Amazon and transition into a regular, full-time role beginning in June.”
With the restrictions imposed in March due to lockdown and physical stores shuttering down all around the world, Amazon hired over 175,000 employees for newly-created positions. Now, with this new move, the company has ensured its strong position in the e-commerce industry. Also, Amazon had recently announced that it was among the first large employers to offer a minimum US wage of $15 (roughly Rs. 1,130) an hour, well above the federal requirement, along with other benefits.