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Amazon pledges $2 billion investment to fight climate change

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:34 AM

The Climate Pledge Fund will back efforts by startups and other firms in multiple sectors to 'facilitate the transition to a zero carbon economy,' Amazon says

AMAZON. This file photo taken on November 28, 2019 shows the Amazon logo at one of the company's centre in Bretigny-sur-Orge on November 28, 2019. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Amazon Web Services VP Tim Bray resigns over worker firings

May 05, 2020 - 12:05 PM

Tim Bray cites the firings of employees who had organized protests against Amazon as a reason for his resignation

AMAZON. A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Amazon workers group calls for strike over virus and climate concerns

Apr 17, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice urges colleagues to call in sick on April 24, accusing the company of firing workers protesting a lack of coronavirus precautions and environmental action

AMAZON. A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Duration of Amazon France closure 'unknown', boss says

Apr 16, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Amazon France director general Frederic Duval says, 'We will try to reopen as soon as possible, but I cannot today confirm the date'

AMAZON FRANCE. This file photo taken on November 28, 2019 shows the Amazon logo at one of the company's center in Bretigny-sur-Orge on November 28, 2019. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Amazon boosts pay, recruitment as coronavirus triggers demand

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:55 AM

Amazon is addling 100,000 full or part-time jobs across the US, according to its Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark

Hundreds of Amazon employees criticize firm's climate stance

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:25 PM

More than 300 workers sign a Medium blog post by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, which is pushing the company to go further in its climate change mitigation plan

AMAZON. A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Amazon's Jeff Bezos promises $1 billion investment in India

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:44 PM

'We will use our global footprint to export $10 billion worth of 'Make in India' products across the world by 2025,' Jeff Bezos says, referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to boost national production

SLAMMING BEZOS. A banner with the picture of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is pictured during a demonstration demanding the closure of online shopping platforms Amazon and Flipkart, in New Delhi on January 15, 2020. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Amazon workforce surges for holiday spree

Dec 26, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Amazon says its workplace is now at 750,000, but it did not indicate how many of the seasonal workers would remain after the holiday season

AMAZON AT WORK. A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Report shows high injury rate at Amazon warehouses

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:33 PM

The report by Reveal, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, shows the rate of serious injuries at Amazon was more than double the national average for the warehousing industry

AMAZON INJURIES. A robot organizes containers at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, on February 5, 2019. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP