In an Amazon earnings release report, CEO Jeff Bezos says: “As expected, we spent more than $ 4 billion on the additional Covid-19-related costs this quarter to help keep employees safe and deliver products to customers in this area. time of high demand – purchasing personal protective equipment, increasing the cleaning of our equipment, monitoring new safety processes, adding new family care benefits and paying more than $ 500 million in special thanks to front-line employees and delivery partners.
“Since March, we have created more than 175,000 new jobs and are preparing 125,000 of these employees for regular full-time jobs. And third-party revenue grew faster than Amazon’s first-party sales this quarter. Finally, even in this unpredictable period, we have invested heavily in the economy this quarter and invested more than $ 9 billion in investment projects, including implementation, transportation and AWS. “
AWS̵7;s cloud computing sales increased from $ 10.38 billion to $ 10.8 billion, slightly below Factset’s analyst estimate.