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PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Employees select and dispatch items in the huge Amazon 'fulfilment centre' warehouse on November 28, 2013 in Peterborough, England. The online retailer is preparing for 'Cyber Monday', as it predicts the busiest day for online shopping in the UK will fall on Monday December 2nd this year. On Cyber Monday in 2012 recorded over 3.5 million individual items ordered, which equates to 41 items purchased per second. The Peterborough fulfilment centre is 500,000 sq ft, equivalent to approximately seven football pitches in floor area. Amazon are due to employ more than 1,000 seasonal staff to cope with increased demand in the run up to Christmas. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Amazon has hired more than 500 employees in Delaware and they plan to hire another 800 in the coming months. This is in addition to their original plan to create more than 100,000 new jobs across the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to stay at home orders in the region, Amazon has seen a surge in business. Pay starts at $17 per hour through the end of April, a 2 dollar increase since the COVID-19 outbreak. Jobs include benefits from day one, including double pay for overtime and PTO for part-time and seasonal employees. If you’re looking for a job, you can apply at One of Amazon’s first distribution centers operates in New Castle, dating back to when the company was just an online book seller. The company added a fulfillment center in Middletown. Now work is underway for a third site at the former GM Boxwood Plant in Newport.