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Old 07-29-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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Apparently this is true Amazon.com is hiring 5,000 people for jobs. My mom goes and see's this report on the news and tells me to go apply do the warehousing job, stocking stuff and shipping it off to customers etc. She says thats she what did she she worked at Sears years ago so why can't I get that type of job at Amazon?
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:14 PM
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You might want to read this article before you put all of your eggs into that basket. It describes exactly what most of the 5,000 jobs will be like.

Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Apparently this is true Amazon.com is hiring 5,000 people for jobs. My mom goes and see's this report on the news and tells me to go apply do the warehousing job, stocking stuff and shipping it off to customers etc. She says thats she what did she she worked at Sears years ago so why can't I get that type of job at Amazon?
Maybe you can.

While Amazon hires 5,000 I wonder how many Barn's & Noble, Waldenbooks and other said brick and mortar stores have laid people off and closed their doors due to competition from Amazon?
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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You might want to read this article before you put all of your eggs into that basket. It describes exactly what most of the 5,000 jobs will be like.

Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center
All I saw were photos?
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:30 PM
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All I saw were photos?
Scroll down.

Below the slideshow is the article. It begins with "WHEN AMAZON OPENED ITS WAREHOUSE IN THE FORMER COAL-MINING TOWN OF RUGELEY, ENGLAND, RESIDENTS THOUGHT THE COMPANY MIGHT BRING BRIGHTER ECONOMIC PROSPECTS. AS PHOTOGRAPHER BEN ROBERTS HOPES TO SHOW, THATíS NOT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED."
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Oh I see now and read the article so? A job is a job. I need a job just like everyone else haha.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:35 PM
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While Amazon hires 5,000 I wonder how many Barn's & Noble, Waldenbooks and other said brick and mortar stores have laid people off and closed their doors due to competition from Amazon?
Borders (and their mall brand Waldenbooks) alone laid off 11,000. (link)

Barnes & Noble plans to close 20 stores a year for the next decade. (link) Figure 50 employees/store x 20 x 10 = 10,000 eventual layoffs, and that's probably a conservative estimate.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Actually they are looking to hire 7,000 in total.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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You might want to read this article before you put all of your eggs into that basket. It describes exactly what most of the 5,000 jobs will be like.

Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center
From the article: The Fulfillment Center "would hire a significant number of locals, some of whom had been out of work for 20 years." That's MY defination of soulless.

The people of this town were coal miners. Ever seen photos of a coal mine? They make Amazon's Center look like Disneyland. And let's not even get into a discussion about job safety. . .







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Old 07-30-2013, 06:22 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Borders (and their mall brand Waldenbooks) alone laid off 11,000. (link)

Barnes & Noble plans to close 20 stores a year for the next decade. (link) Figure 50 employees/store x 20 x 10 = 10,000 eventual layoffs, and that's probably a conservative estimate.
I wouldn't blame that on Amazon, but on the lack of interest in reading books in paper form.
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