Matt Day and Spencer Soper

Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Takes Steps to Solve Supply Chain Problems

Amazon Air plane Grounds crew members load cargo into an Amazon Prime Air aircraft at the company's Air Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. (Jeffrey Dean/Bloomberg)

For Amazon, which burnished its reputation serving as a lifeline during the COVID-19 outbreak, the holiday season is an opportunity to extend its advantage over rivals.

Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2021
Business

Amazon Will Spend $1.2 Billion on Employee Tuition, Courses

Amazon Will Spend $1.2 Billion on Employee Tuition, Courses A truck passes an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in the Staten Island borough of New York. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

Amazon.com Inc. said it will pay college tuition for select frontline employees, becoming the latest big U.S. employer to offer educational perks to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.

Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Amazon’s Dilemma: Mandating Vaccinations Would Risk Losing Workers

An Amazon employee receives a vaccination at a fulfillment center in Las Vegas in March. An Amazon employee receives a vaccination at a fulfillment center in Las Vegas in March. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The quandary facing America’s second-largest private employer is this: how to keep its facilities COVID-free without sparking a mutiny among workers who are desperately needed to keep operations running amid a tight labor market and strong online demand.

Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Alabama Workers Get Chance for First-in-US Union

An Amazon Prime warehouse worker collects a package. (Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg News) A worker collects an Amazon Prime customer order package from a conveyor at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center. (Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. workers at an Alabama warehouse were given the go-ahead by federal regulators to vote on whether to form what would be the first union at a U.S. facility of the e-commerce giant.

Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2020

Researcher Lowers Estimate for Amazon’s Share of E-Commerce Market

Amazon packages David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

EMarketer Inc., among the most widely cited sources for estimates of U.S. online retail sales, now says it expects Amazon to account for 37.7% of online commerce this year, down from a prior estimate of 47%.

Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2019