Amazon is on a hiring spree amid widespread coronavirus layoffs and record unemployment

Nikol Szymul staffs a reception desk at Amazon offices discretely tucked into a building called Fiona in downtown Seattle, Washington on May 11, 2017. Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. jobs market, spurring layoffs, hiring slowdowns and record unemployment rates, but Amazon‘s latest hiring announcement tells a different story.   Amazon