As the holiday season is just around the corner, retail companies try to do their best to keep their clients satisfied and the employees.
Amazon, one of the world's largest #retailers, announced that it would provide a one-time #bonus as a token of appreciation to its front-line workers.
Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of retail operations, stated that the staff working full-time from December 1 to December 31 would get a $300 bonus. On the other hand, part-time workers will get $150 if they work in the same timeframe. The incentive applies to its staff in the U.S.
Overall, the bonuses will cost Amazon $500 million. But this is not the first time when the company gives its employees incentives. The "Thank You" bonuses paid in June cost Amazon another $500 million.
Amazon was under #scrutiny from U.S. #lawmakers and unions regarding whether or not it is protecting its employees from contracting #COVID-19.
After the news, Amazon #stock price gained 2.15%.
Sources: reuters.com, finance.yahoo.com