Amazon to hire 75,000 staff and stop accepting new online food customers


Amazon is to take on another 75,000 new staff and stop accepting orders from new online grocery customers in the US as it grapples with surging demand.

The etail titan is encouraging American workers who have lost their jobs because of coronavirus to apply for the new vacancies.

It comes less than a month after Amazon hired 100,000 new staff to help it fulfil priority online orders for food and medical equipment for its existing customers.

Despite that hiring spree, Amazon still has a waiting list for new customers and has stopped accepting new online grocery customers in the US, according to Reuters.

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