Amazon to pay $500 million in bonuses for workers most exposed to coronavirus – CNET

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Amazon is rewarding workers who stuck with the company through June.


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Amazon on Monday said it’s paying out $500 million in one-time bonuses to front-line employees — those most at risk of contracting the coronavirus — who worked for the company through June.

“Our front-line operations teams have been on an incredible journey over the last few months, and we want to show our appreciation with a special one-time Thank You bonus,” Dave Clark, the company’s SVP for worldwide operations, wrote in a note to workers.

Full-time Amazon workers, Whole Foods employees and Delivery Service Partner drivers will get $500, while their part-time counterparts will receive $250.

Amazon and Whole Foods leaders will get $1,000, $3,000 will go to Delivery Service Partner owners and Amazon Flex drivers who worked more than 10 hours in June will each get $150.


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