Amazon is doubling overtime pay for warehouse workers as the coronavirus outbreak increases demand for online orders.
Amazon said it will pay hourly workers at U.S. warehouses double-time, instead of time and-a-half for overtime worked between March 15th and May 9th. The announcement Saturday came less than a week after Amazon said it's raising hourly workers' pay from 15 to 17 dollars an hour.
The online retail giant also says it will hire 100-thousand U.S. warehouse and delivery workers to handle increasing demand as millions of Americans stay home and non-essential businesses are forced to close.
The announcement comes as four senators are asking Amazon what measures it’s taking to protect the health of the workers.