Amazon.com Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN +2.49% said Thursday that 125,000 of the 175,000 workers the e-commerce giant hired on a temporary basis will be converted to permanent full-time employees starting in June. Regular full-time roles have a minimum wage of $15 per hour. The workers were brought on board to help Amazon meet coronavirus-related demand, with many planning to go back to previous companies when states re-open. "As the long-term picture becomes more clear" and unemployment soars, Amazon is giving this option. Amazon stock slipped 1.1% in Thursday premarket trading, but has rallied 30.4% for the year to date. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.60% is down 6% for 2020 so far.