Pandemic demand drives Amazon hiring push

SEATTLE — Amazon says it will hire 100,000 new workers in the U.S. and Canada, to help meet a surge in demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s Amazon’s fourth recruitment push this year. The e-retail giant has also announced it will open 100 new operational facilities this month, including fulfilment centres, delivery stations and sorting centres. Amazon isn’t alone in seeing online sales rise since the imposition of public health restrictions. Walmart and Target also reported huge gains this year in their online channels.