Amazon has announced that it will hire an additional 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers to deal with the recent surge in online orders in the US as consumers turn to online shopping during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Just as the ecommerce giant is trying to expand its workforce to deal with the crisis, so to are US supermarket chains which have started looking for new employees to staff their stores and fulfill online orders. Both Amazon and supermarket chains are turning to recently unemployed workers from the restaurant, travel and entertainment business to fill out their ranks.

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