The company said they would offer permanent jobs to around 125,000 of the new pandemic hires, which equates to 70 percent. Those workers will get access to benefits like health care and retirement savings plans.
The other 50,000, Reuters wrote, would be offered seasonal jobs, with contracts up to 11 months.
Amazon, which hired on 100,000 workers in March for warehouse and delivery jobs and added another 50,000 in April, was one of the only companies to continue to see such robust growth during the pandemic times.
The unemployment rate hit 14.7 percent in April, the highest rate