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Amazon Workers Say Prime Day Rush Breaks Virus Safety Vows

Amazon.com Inc. has recklessly reinstated dangerous warehouse productivity quotas despite telling a judge that it was suspending them during the pandemic, workers said in a court filing. “Amazon has not been honest and forthcoming,” employees at a warehouse in Staten …

Insurers Favor Warehouse Investments Over Offices as Pandemic Hastens Real Estate Shifts

Global insurers want to increase investments in commercial warehouses as their stakes in office space become riskier because of employees working remotely during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) executives said. The pandemic is hastening a shift …

U.S. Issues First Coronavirus Workplace Guidance to Nursing Homes

The U.S. Department of Labor issued its first workplace guidance to nursing homes on Thursday since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country and ravaged care facilities, saying residents, staff and visitors should keep 6 feet (1.83 meters) apart. The alert …

Amazon Fires Three Critics of Warehouse Conditions in Pandemic

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it had fired three critics of the company’s pandemic response for workplace violations, dismissals that drew sharp words from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and a labor coalition. The company on Friday fired two user experience …

Amazon Hires 80,000, Adds Safety Precautions at Warehouses

Amazon.com Inc. said it has hired 80,000 people to help meet demand for online orders from people hunkered down during the pandemic and has stepped up safety precautions at its U.S warehouses. Dave Clark, Amazon’s logistics chief, said in a …

Walmart Starts Temperature Checks For Staff in Safety Ramp-Up Against Coronavirus

Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it would start taking the temperature of employees and provide them with masks as it addresses growing safety concerns among retail workers laboring through the coronavirus crisis. The retailer, which is the largest employer in …

Home Depot Links Thefts to Opioid Crisis

Home Depot Inc. executives said the nation’s opioid crisis could be contributing to an unexpected surge in thefts from its stores and warehouses. The company said distribution centers that house its goods and those of other retailers have been targets …