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COVID-19 Updates

Get all the latest updates on COVID-19 as it relates to Amazon hourly jobs and our hiring process

Is Amazon hiring during COVID-19 crisis?

Yes, we have ramped up hiring to support the people relying on Amazon’s service in this stressful time. Please read more about our initiatives here

What is Amazon doing to provide a safe environment for employees at this time?

Amazon is committed to the health and safety of our associates, delivery service partners, drivers, employees, and customers. Now more than ever, Amazon's fulfillment, delivery, and physical store networks play a critical role in serving customers. In these unprecedented times, we remain committed to the health and safety of our employees, partners, and the customers we serve.

We began temperature checks at select sites around the U.S. in an effort to ensure that employees and support staff are healthy when they arrive at work. Anyone registering a temperature over the CDC-recommended 100.4F will be asked to return home and only come back to work after they’ve gone three days without a fever.

Find more details on Amazon's blog:

Amazon’s COVID-19 blog: daily updates on how we’re responding to the crisis

Can I work for Amazon if there is a Curfew/Shelter-in-Place order in my city?

Yes, Amazon remains open as an essential service to serve our communities delivering critical supplies directly to the doorsteps of people who need them.

You can download this Shelter in Place letter.

What is Amazon doing to help employees during the COVID-19 crisis?

All Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine will receive up to two weeks of pay. This additional pay while away from work is to ensure employees have the time they need to return to good health without the worry of lost income. This is in addition to unlimited unpaid time off for all hourly employees through the end of March. Read more >  

I’m laying off my employees because of COVID-19, are there temporary jobs until I can hire them back?

We understand that many jobs are being furloughed or lost in the current environment. We want both employers and employees to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal. If you are an employer, direct your employees to to find short-term jobs with Amazon.