The company will foot the furlough bill itself, and plans to get back to work as of mid-May.
The beauty and wellness platform is taking charge of its own shipping as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures.
The administration signaled its intent to scrutinize e-commerce platforms including some foreign sites of Amazon.
“We don’t make decisions based on what we want or hope, but based on what actually is,” Governor Gavin Newsom said of a phased reopening.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has recovered from COVID-19 and returned to work, told impatient Britons to “keep going,” although he did not provide any timetable for easing lockdown measures.
Sixty-six global industry organizations signed the appeal, which came the same day leading retailers, brands and unions agreed form a working group to help develop support for apparel manufacturers.
Quarantine measures and factory and retail store closures have significantly suppressed consumer demand, leading to sharp cutbacks in orders.
But President Donald Trump’s trade war is still on.
Admitting getting supplies for workers has been “challenging,” Amazon said it’s doing what it can to protect workers from the coronavirus.
The contraction in retail sales improved in March — off by 15.8 percent — but clothing still down by 34.8 percent year-over-year.
“There’s no light switch here, it’s more like a dimmer,” Gavin Newsom said in describing the future of coronavirus measures.
The U.K. Office for Budget Responsibility has mapped a coronavirus scenario that’s not all bad.
The International Monetary Fund expects growth to be down 7.5 percent this year in the euro area.
In an effort to reopen their state’s economies, leaders of California, Oregon and Washington decided they’d be better off together.