We love our kids, but parenting through a pandemic can be challenging and stressful. Social distancing and virtual classes means a lot more together time at home.
Ten-year-old Lil and 7-year-old Ceci live in Seattle. Their school is closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, and their parents are both working from home. With all their new free time, Ceci has really upped her coloring game, and Lil has honed her basketball skills. But the girls admit they still get restless, and tensions can run high. “I miss having alone time without my sister because we always get in fights,” said Ceci. She even confessed the novelty of not having to go to school is starting to wear off. “I miss talking about jokes and learning like we do at school.”
We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19, and working quickly to get groceries and essential items to customers as fast as possible. Our Whole Foods Market stores and Amazon Go Grocery store will remain open, providing vital goods for customers. We’ve also seen a large increase in people shopping online for groceries through Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market. Our teams are working around the clock to offer as much delivery as possible.
Amazonians around the world spend their days striving to delight customers and make their lives easier. Women lead some of the company’s largest and most innovative business teams, and have a positive impact on Amazon products and services.
As part of Black History Month, Amazon hosted its first-ever conference for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)—“Beyond the Yard: Your Path, Your Future.” The conference brought Amazon HBCU alumni and 225 students from 42 HBCUs together in Nashville to learn, connect, and think big about their future path. The HBCU students we hosted for this event were a remarkable group. Whether they eventually work for Amazon or not, this was a proud step taken to champion a more inclusive workforce.