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Jeff Bezos tells Amazon workers they'll have to wait for face masks
Coronavirus demands lead Amazon, Walmart to increase hiring
Walmart and Amazon are hiring more temporary workers and offering more pay in response to the coronavirus. FOX Business’ Susan Li with more.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said "things are going to get worse before they get better" but "people are depending on us" in a weekend message to employees amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Bezos' message comes after the ecommerce giant confirmed an employee at a small New York warehouse tested positive for the virus.
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But Amazon said it is looking to hire 100,000 new workers for its U.S. warehouse and delivery wings in order to keep pace with rising demand for items including hand sanitizer, baby formula and medical supplies.