An employee scans packages at Amazon's JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York. File/Reuters
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A lot of families will be spending a Blue Christmas this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has crimped sources of income and family expenses in countless households. So this whopping Christmas gift must have come like a breath of fresh air, a huge relief, specially for working in the advance guard of medical care.
Amazon.com Inc said it would spend more than $500 million on one-time bonuses for its front-line employees in the United States who are working the holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full-time operations staff in the United States who are employed by Amazon from Dec.1 to Dec.31 will receive a bonus of $300, while those in part-time roles will get $150, the online retailer said in a blog post.
Several retailers, including Walmart Inc and Home Depot Inc, have spent millions in bonuses to compensate staff for catering to a surge in online shopping during the pandemic.
In an earlier round of one-time bonuses in June, Amazon spent $500 million in one-time payments to front-line employees and partners.
The world’s largest online retailer has been facing intense scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and unions over whether it is doing enough to protect staff from the coronavirus.
The formal investigation opens a new chapter in the European Union's campaign to address the dominance of US tech firms with Google, Facebook and Apple also regular targets of regulators in Brussels.
“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” So began the momentous
This Christmas Studio M Arabian Plaza Hotel & Hotel Apartment has taken a page out of its sustainability book and has built an eco-friendly Christmas tree. This chic urban hotel has diligently maintained its oath to sustainability and built a Christmas tree out of over 1200 used water bottles.
Global stock markets mainly dropped on Friday, with investors focused firmly on the outlook for interest rate hikes as central banks battle to bring down sky-high inflation.
A new trade exhibition will debut in Riyadh this September to unlock opportunities in Saudi Arabia’s US$300 billion infrastructure projects plan.
The real estate market in Dubai is robust thanks to the economic recovery in the UAE. The economic growth would continue considering the leadership’s