Amazon recognising front-line associates with an additional special bonus this holiday season
I’ve been at Amazon for 22 holiday seasons and this one is definitely unique, to say the least. I’m grateful to our teams who continue to play a vital role serving their communities. As we head into the peak of the holiday season, we want to share our appreciation through another special recognition bonus, totaling more than US$500 million for our front-line employees. Operations employees in Australia who were employed by the company from December 1 to December 31 will qualify for a bonus of AU$600 for full-time employees and AU$300 for part-time employees.
Combined with other holiday pay incentives, in this quarter alone we are investing over US$750 million in additional pay for our front-line hourly workforce, on top of our industry-leading pay. This brings our total spent on special bonuses and incentives for our teams globally to over US$2.5 billion in 2020, including a US$500 million thank you bonus earlier this year.
Our teams are doing amazing work serving customers’ essential needs, while also helping to bring some much-needed holiday cheer for socially-distanced families around the world. I’ve never been more grateful for—or proud of—our teams.