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Amazon ups the ante to $18 in pay war for staff | Business


Amazon has increased its average starting wage to $18 per hour and plans to hire more than 125,000 warehouse and transportation workers in the United States.

The world’s largest online retailer also said that it would pay a signing-on bonus of $3,000 in some locations, while the hourly rate could go up to $22.50.

Amazon was among the first retailers to set a $15-an-hour minimum wage in 2018 and in May it said that it would pay about $17 an hour, on average.

The company is hiring to run the 100 logistics facilities that it will launch this month in America, on top of the more than 250 that were opened earlier in the year. The additional staffing will help the rollout of one-day delivery

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