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Prompted by a significant increase in demand and “unprecedented” labour needs, Amazon has said it will open 100,000 new full and part-time positions in the United States.  It has also vowed to increase pay for operational workers in numerous geographies.

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Amazon has opened “mini-fulfilment centers”, in four US cities, with the aim of speeding up same-day deliveries. Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Dallas The new “mini-fulfilment centers”, which are about the tenth of the size of a traditional fulfilment centre (around 100,000 square feet), will reduce the time needed to carry out a same-day delivery down to just a few hours for Prime memb...
Amazon is due to introduce “micro-fulfilment” areas within its new chain of physical grocery stores (separate from its Amazon Go format) which will fulfill online orders. The micro-fulfilment solution is provided by Dematic, a US-based supply chain technology, software and services provider, and has already supplied a similar solution to US discounter Meijer. The first Amazon store to host ...
Amazon has announced plans to open a 645,000 square-foot distribution centre in the city of Bondurant, Iowa. The site is set to launch in late 2020, creating 1,000 new full-time jobs.  Employees will work alongside Amazon robotics, picking, packing and shipping small items, such as books, electronics and toys.  Employees will be offered $15 minimum wage plus benefits such as medical, vision an...

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