On Monday, the 16th of March 2020, the Seattle, Washington-based World’s No. 1 online retailer, Amazon.com Inc. of American billionaire Jeff Bezos, currently the richest man in the world with a net asset worth of a whopping $110.5 billion to date, said that the retailing industry megalith would hire as many as 100,000 delivery and warehouse workers in the United States in order to deal with a corpulent surge in online orders and deliveries, as a raft of US consumers appeared to have locked themselves up at their homes over accelerating frets of a clattering coronavirus outbreak.
In point of fact, latest announcement of the Seattle-based World’s No. 1 online retailer came forth at a time of critical health emergencies, while a number of US hypermarket chains such as Kroger, Albertsons alongside Raley’s had also been mulling an option to hire more staffs to fulfil online orders.
In tandem, as a gauge of grocery stores of Kroger, Walmart Inc. alongside Costco had been experiencing long lines of American nationals seeking to stockpile everyday essentials ahead of a likely upsurge in newer coronavirus cases in the United States, referring to an abrupt surge in online orders, Amazon said in a blog post on Monday (March 16th), “We also know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis.
” As of Monday (March 16th), 4,657 US nationals were diagnosed coronavirus-positive including a rise of 977 newer cases over the past 24 hours, while US death toll rises to 86, US health officials said.