In the midst of the coronavirus spread and concerns, Amazon is seeing an increase in online sales.
That being said, the company has announce it will hire 100,000 nationwide to help keep up with demand.
A good number of those jobs are coming to Ohio as WKYC 3News Cleveland reports:
According to Columbus Business First, 4,600 of those jobs will be coming to Ohio, where the online giant possesses a statewide distribution hub and has invested $5 billion. Previously, Amazon had laid claim to 8,500 employees in the Buckeye State, while creating 19,000 indirect jobs according to JobsOhio.
Amazon is planning to increase pay by $2.00 per hour, at least until April.
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Ohio Department of Health Orders Primary Polls Closed Despite Judge's Ruling
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Here is the three-page order signed tonight by @OHdeptofhealth Director @DrAmyActon that closes all polling locations in #Ohio due to the risk of #COVID19 faced by both voters and poll workers. #COVID19OhioReady pic.twitter.com/XRd4zJH4so— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 17, 2020
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During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 17, 2020
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As such, @DrAmyActon will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State @FrankLaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 17, 2020
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Joint Statement from Governor DeWine and Secretary of State @FrankLaRose:— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 17, 2020
The only thing more important than a free and fair election is the health and safety of Ohioans. 1/5
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Additionally, Ohioans over 65 and those with certain health conditions have been advised to limit their nonessential contact with others, affecting their ability to vote or serve as poll workers. 3/5— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 17, 2020
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Logistically, under these extraordinary circumstances, it simply isn’t possible to hold an election tomorrow that will be considered legitimate by Ohioans. 4/5— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 17, 2020
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Together with @GovMikeDeWine, @LtGovHusted, and @DrAmyActon, we had to make some tough decisions.— Frank LaRose (@FrankLaRose) March 17, 2020
I talked to @NewDay about why Ohioans aren’t voting today and how we’re working to make sure they have their voice heard in a fair and safe election. pic.twitter.com/e0yuCnX8kO