“The decision is a sign that Amazon’s sales have increased sufficiently to justify an expanded workforce for order fulfillment, even as government lockdowns ease and rivals open their retail stores for pickup.” During the pandemic, the big will get bigger. That’s especially true for retail and tech. And Amazon is at the intersection of both. Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of 175,000 new U.S. hires.

+ Another thing at that intersection … an Amazon truck. Amazon is gaining on shipping giants.