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Amazon unveils £374m employee Christmas bonus scheme  

Amazon has announced a new Christmas bonus for both full-time and part-time front-line employees.

UK Operations employees who are employed by the company from 1 December to 31 December will qualify for a bonus of £300 for full-time employees and £150 for part-time employees.

Dave Clark, the senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon, confirmed the news in a recent blog post. 

He said: “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 into the peak of the holiday season, we want to share our appreciation through another special recognition bonus, totaling more than $500m (£374m) for our front-line employees across the world.” 

He added: “Combined with other holiday pay incentives, in this quarter alone we are investing over $750m (£561m) in additional pay for our front-line hourly workforce. This brings our total spent on special bonuses and incentives for our teams globally to over $2.5bn (£1.9bn) in 2020, including a $500m (£374m) 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.”

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