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Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of 175,000 new U.S. hires

28 May 2020

Amazon.com Inc plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70% of the U.S. workforce it has hired temporarily to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the company told Reuters on Thursday. | Video

Gap rushes in more robots to warehouses to solve virus disruption

21 May 2020

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. apparel chain Gap Inc is speeding up its rollout of warehouse robots for assembling online orders so it can limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic, the company told Reuters. | Video

Amazon sees possible second-quarter loss as it forecasts $4 billion in COVID-19-related costs

01 May 2020

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it could post its first quarterly loss in five years even as revenue surges because it is spending at least $4 billion in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including plans to test its workforce for COVID-19. | Video

Exclusive: Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

30 Apr 2020

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

EXCLUSIVE-Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

29 Apr 2020

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Amazon staff take off work to raise safety concerns in pandemic -activists

21 Apr 2020

A U.S. labor and activist coalition said employees of Amazon.com Inc would take off work starting on Tuesday to draw attention to what it says are unsafe conditions at warehouses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Exclusive: Amazon deploys thermal cameras at warehouses to scan for fevers faster

19 Apr 2020

Amazon.com Inc has started to use thermal cameras at its warehouses to speed up screening for feverish workers who could be infected with the coronavirus, employees told Reuters. | Video

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