Amazon begins hiring hundreds for warehouse work

Date: 15 Aug 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Michigan Public Radio – August 15, 2017

Written by Tyler Scott

Amazon is in the process of hiring full-time warehouse workers for its distribution center currently under construction in Livonia.

In the past year, Amazon announced plans to build two warehouses in metro Detroit: the Livonia facility, and another in Romulus. …

In a report of Amazon’s macro-level impact on the American economy, the Institute for Local Self-reliance describes the work environment in Amazon’s fulfillment centers (or warehouses) as “dehumanizing,” based on interviews given by Amazon employees.

Read the entire Institute for Local Self-Reliance report here.

In 2015, The New York Times published a story detailing the demanding atmosphere of Amazon’s corporate culture.

Amazon’s Livonia facility is slated to open in October, in time for the holiday season. The Romulus distribution center is expected to be operational in 2018.

A spokesperson for Amazon was not immediately available for comment.

Read the full story here.

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