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A Look Inside Amazon Fulfillment Centers & Managing COVID-19

Amazon Fulfillment Center

During the past two months, millions of Americans have been sheltering in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the majority have been leaning on home deliveries for essential items. The Daily Buzz recently learned the unprecedented ways Amazon is using innovation to continue operating to meet its customers’ needs and keep employees safe.

An Amazon spokesperson tells us nothing is more important than the health and well-being of the employees. To date, the company has made more than 150 significant process changes to ensure the health and safety of team members. Amazon has already spent more than $800 million on health and safety measures, with investments in personal protective equipment, enhanced cleaning of facilities, social distancing protocols and COVID-19 testing capabilities. There are plans to spend another $4 billion in the coming months.

The transformation in global operations to keep associates safe, and packages flowing, comes as Amazon announced plans in March to fill 175,000 seasonal roles to meet a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Amazon plans to convert 125,000 of those temporary roles to permanent jobs if employees choose to stay long term.

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