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 amazon.com/jobsnow. 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.