Amazon DOUBLES joining bonus to £3,000 in fight for Christmas workers

Amazon doubles joining bonus to £3,000 in fight for Christmas workers

10/19/2021 8:40:00 AM

Amazon doubles joining bonus to £3,000 in fight for Christmas workers

AMAZON has doubled the cash it’s handing out to new staff in a bid to attract workers for the busy Christmas period. The retail giant is looking to fill 20,000 positions and was initially adv…

.An Amazon spokesperson said: "Amazon is hiring for 20,000 seasonal positions across its UK network during the festive season."Pay for operations roles starts at a minimum of £10.00 per hour rising to £11.10 per hour in some parts of the UK for all full-time, part-time, temporary, or seasonal roles.

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"We are also currently offering a sign on bonus at a number of locations to attract new permanent and seasonal associates."But experts have said the big bonus is a "blow" for smaller businesses - and could even lead to higher prices for shoppers.

Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, toldThe Guardian: "There isn’t a vast reservoir of British workers just waiting to be fought over. It’s incredibly difficult to get Christmas staff labour in many areas."It will mean higher prices and fewer choices on shelves. Suppliers will almost certainly produce shorter runs of product and if they can, they will look at higher prices." headtopics.com

Next has warned that a lack of seasonal staffover the Christmas period could lead to delivery delays and shortages.The retailer said that without a relaxation of immigration rules, it will struggle over the peak festive trading period.There is a shortage of lorry drivers which has affected deliveries from food to petrol in recent months, and could result in shortages over Christmas.

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Small firms’ fury as Amazon offers £3,000 sign-up bonus to attract Christmas staffWarning that online giant’s move will lead to higher prices and empty shelves in shops This is really advertising Amazon’s job vacancy? 😂 The management of these firms would have been extolling the brilliance of capitalism and the free market until last week. Weren't we supposed to be furious at their bad pay rates last week?

Amazon offers bonuses of up to £3,000 in run-up to ChristmasThe online retail giant is trying to attract enough UK workers to fill 20,000 posts over Christmas. There is no greater joy than having financial stability and a life free of debts, that’s why I keep tweeting about lisamiaBTC it has been a pleasure collaborating with you...there is no other way I can show my appreciation other than tweeting the good deed you have done For employees who promise not to take bog breaks? Dispensing with the stick in favour of the carrot now? How noble.