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Amazon reinforces temperature checks on workers and plans to hire 75,000 in the U.S.

The online retailer has already hired over 100,000 new employees in the past four weeks as a result of the uptick in demand because of the coronavirus pandemic

Amazon said it's now rolling out temperature checks across fulfillment centers and Whole Foods stores, as well as distributing masks to employees and conducing daily audits of these practices. Photo: Shutterstock

After Amazon workers demanded better conditions, better health and safety practices from their employer, the company announced it will hire 75,000 people in the U.S. to deal with the high demand.

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Amazon said it’s now rolling out temperature checks across fulfillment centers and Whole Foods stores, as well as distributing masks to employees and conducing daily audits of these practices, as well insurance to those diagnosed with COVID-19.

According to TechCrunch, the online retailer has already hired over 100,000 new employees in the past four weeks as a result of the uptick in demand because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s looking to add 75,000 more workers in the U.S.