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Amazon opens 100K warehouse, delivery roles as COVID-19 surges demand

March 17, 2020

E-commerce has boomed as consumers worldwide practice social distancing and self-quarantining (by choice or by government mandate), leading e-tailers and marketplaces like Amazon to amp up their supply chains to cope with increased demand.

Amazon faced stock-outs on some household staple items as consumers went into panic-buying mode. “We are working around the clock [to] bring on additional capacity to deliver all of your orders,” Amazon said in a statement dated Saturday. Two days later, Amazon announced its plans to significantly ramp up fulfillment and delivery hiring to execute online orders.

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