Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Amazon to Hire 250,000 for Holidays, Boost Wages Inc. will hire 250,000 employees this holiday shopping season and boost average pay for logistics personnel as it seeks to recruit and retain workers amid a labor shortage.

September 19, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Amazon Prime Day Drives All Online Sales Up 6.1%

U.S. shoppers spent $12.7 billion online during Inc.’s 48-hour Prime Day, up 6.1% from a year ago but short of estimates for 9.5% growth, according to Adobe Inc.

July 13, 2023
Business, Logistics, Private

Amazon to Slash More Than 18,000 Jobs in Escalation of Cuts Inc. is laying off more than 18,000 employees — the biggest reduction in its history — in the latest sign that a tech-industry slump is deepening.

January 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Unveils Smaller Delivery Drone That Can Fly in Rain Inc. unveiled a new delivery drone on Nov. 10 that’s smaller, makes less noise and can fly through light rain, the latest effort to get the troubled and long-developing project off the ground.

November 10, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Private

Amazon Plans to Hire 150,000 Workers for Holiday Season Inc. plans to hire 150,000 seasonal workers, about the same as last year despite slowing sales and predictions of a lackluster holiday shopping season.

October 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Takes Steps to Solve Supply Chain Problems

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.

November 29, 2021

Amazon Will Spend $1.2 Billion on Employee Tuition, Courses 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.

September 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Amazon’s Dilemma: Mandating Vaccinations Would Risk Losing Workers

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.

August 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

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

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.

December 16, 2020

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

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%.

June 13, 2019