As more than 2.1mn Americans demand unemployment benefits amid the pandemic, Amazon, that recently hired 175,000 workers temporarily is now planning to offer permanent positions to 125,000 of them. Ironically, the move came after the firm turned down critics’ proposals for creating its new social responsibility goals. The offer was initially intended to meet the surging demand of Amazon’s e-commerce business. The tech-giant offers a minimum wage of $15/hour.

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