RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Workers at Amazon on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive bonuses up to $500 as the internet giant phases out extra hourly pay and double overtime paid earlier during the pandemic.
Amazon announced the bonuses in a blog post on Monday.
“Our front-line operations teams have been on an incredible journey over the last few months, and we want to show our appreciation with a special one-time Thank You bonus totaling over $500 million,” wrote Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations.
He did not acknowledge the stopping of a $2 per hour increase in pay nor the ending of double time.
“In March, Amazon announced it would provide warehouse, delivery and Whole Foods workers with a $2 per hour pay raise, while warehouse workers were also given double overtime pay,” CNBC reported. “The wage increases and double overtime pay came to an end in June.”
Amazon has a growing number of operations across North Carolina,
The bonuses cover employees and “partners” for June 1-June 30.
The breakdown on the bonuses:
- $500 for full-time Amazon employees, Whole Foods Market employees, and Delivery Service Partner drivers
- $250 for part-time Amazon employees, Whole Foods Market employees, and Delivery Service Partner drivers
- $1,000 for all front-line Amazon and Whole Foods Market leaders
- $3,000 for our Delivery Service Partner owners
- $150 for each Amazon Flex driver with more than 10 hours in June