Amazon on Monday said it’s paying out $500 million in one-time bonuses to front-line employees — those most at risk of contracting the — who worked for the company through June.
“Our front-line operations teams have been on an incredible journey over the last few months, and we want to show our appreciation with a special one-time Thank You bonus,” Dave Clark, the company’s SVP for worldwide operations, wrote in a note to workers.
Full-time Amazon workers, Whole Foods employees and Delivery Service Partner drivers will get $500, while their part-time counterparts will receive $250. Amazon and Whole Foods leaders will get $1,000, $3,000 will go to Delivery Service Partner owners and Amazon Flex drivers who worked more than 10 hours in June will each get $150.
The pandemic has 13 state attorneys general have called on Amazon to on coronavirus cases and deaths among its employees.among Amazon’s workforce, with some protesting the e-commerce giant’s health and safety response to the virus. Workers and