Based on its first revision of wages, the US online retailer Amazon has increased hourly wages of workers in its returns centre in Sereď. They will receive the 10.8-19.6 percent increase on their August payroll slips.
“Our clear goal is to provide employees competitive remuneration and attractive benefits,” said Matt Greene, general manager of the centre in Sereď, as cited by the TASR newswire. “This is why we are revising data on local remuneration on comparable working positions during the second quarter of the year. We announce the results, along with adequate changes, during the third quarter.”
Amazon compared data of almost one hundred employers in Slovakia while it compared wages and available benefits on similar positions in the given region.
Entrance level employees who have been working at Amazon for up to one year now earn €5.5 gross per hour. Those working in these positions for more than one year earn €5.7 gross per hour. Remuneration of team leaders is increasing to €7-7.2 gross per hour. The increase also applies to the wages of all seasonal workers.
The returns centre, one of Amazon’s largest and most technologically advanced, has been in operation for almost one year. Amazon has created 1,850 permanent work positions in Slovakia. The centre processes returned items, either those whose delivery failed, or those returned by customers throughout Europe.
6. Aug 2018 at 22:35 | Compiled by Spectator staff