In an Amazon earnings press release, Jeff Bezos said: “We were expected to spend more than $ 4 billion on additional Covid-19-related costs in the quarter to help workers secure and deliver products to customers in this time of high demand. – Purchasing personal protective equipment, increasing the cleaning of our premises, adhering to new security paths, adding new benefits to family care and paying a special bonus of more than $ 500 million to employees and suppliers working with advanced equipment.
“We have created more than 175,000 new jobs since March and are now transferring 125,000 of these employees to regular, full-time positions. And third-party sales rose faster again this quarter than Amazon’s top sales. Finally, even in this unpredictable time, we have invested heavily in the economy this quarter, investing more than $ 9 billion in capital projects, including the implementation, transportation and maintenance of security systems. ”
Sales at AWS, the company̵7;s regional computing division, rose to $ 10.8 billion from $ 8.38 billion, slightly below Factset analysts’ estimates.