There's been an increase in the average beginning wage at Amazon in the United States to more than $18 an hour, and the company wants to add 125,000 more warehouse and transportation workers, according to Reuters.
Amazon has offered to pay for college tuition for 750,000 of its frontline workers, the latest move by a major US corporation to offer perks to attract and retain employees in the face of a labour shortage.
Five new lawsuits have been brought against Amazon.com Inc. by women who worked in corporate or warehouse management roles. They have accused the online retailer of gender bias, racial bias or both as well. Saying that the company favored men over women in their career growth as well as allowing supervisors to denigrate them and retaliate after complaints were lodged.
When Amazon applied for permission to build a huge "sortation" center in the former pit village Haydock in Merseyside, the local council supported the scheme because of the promised 2,500 jobs that would be created, despite it being built on green belt land.
When G7 Foreign and Development Ministers meet in London this week they will discuss investing $15 billion in developing countries in the next two years. This development fund will help women access jobs and build resilient businesses to combat the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.