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Amazon is hiring fewer workers this holiday season, a sign that robots are replacing them

Amazon is hiring fewer workers this holiday season, a sign that robots are replacing them

Posted Date : 2018 November 03

Amazon is staffing up for the holiday rush with around 100,000 additional hires. As big as that number sounds, it’s actually fewer people than the e-commerce giant added in either the 2016 or 2017 holiday seasons, when it brought in 120,000 additional workers.Citi analyst Mark May says he thinks the reduction in seasonal hiring is strong evidence that Amazon is succeeding with plans to automate operations in its warehouses.“We’ve seen an acceleration in the use of robots within..

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