Amazon recognizing front-line employees with an additional special bonus for the festive 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 out of the festive season in India, we want to share our appreciation through another special recognition bonus, totaling more than $500 million globally for our front-line employees. India Operations employees who were employed by the company from October 16 – November 13 will qualify for a bonus of INR 6300 for full-time employees and INR 3150 for part-time employees.
Combined with other holiday pay incentives, in this quarter alone we are investing over $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 $2.5 billion in 2020, including a $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.
(Dave Clark is SVP, Amazon Worldwide Operations)