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mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 19, 2022 12:25PM
.....leaked memo......a shortage of available people to hire is coming by 2024 [ or earlier in some places ].....


Leaked Amazon memo says the company may run out of available labor by 2024

Some locales, like California's Inland Empire, are particularly at risk.

.....Amazon is likely to run out of prospective workers for its US warehouses by the year 2024, according to an internal memo that was leaked to Recode. The memo contained internal research from 2021 that predicted a looming labor crisis for the e-commerce giant that would hit some areas faster than others. For example, it estimated that Amazon would exhaust its labor supply in Phoenix, Arizona by the end of 2021 and in California’s Inland Empire by the end of 2022. It calculated the available pool of workers using factors like income levels and proximity to current or planned Amazon facilities.

The report urged the company to take steps to address the future labor gap, such as raising wages to retain its existing workforce and attract more new hires. It also suggested increasing automation in the warehouses. “If we continue business as usual, Amazon will deplete the available labor supply in the US network by 2024,” wrote the authors of the report.

In a statement to Engadget, an Amazon spokesperson said that the leaked document isn't an accurate assessment of its hiring situation. “There are many draft documents written on many subjects across the company that are used to test assumptions and look at different possible scenarios, but aren’t then escalated or used to make decisions. This was one of them. It doesn’t represent the actual situation, and we are continuing to hire well in Phoenix, the Inland Empire, and across the country," wrote Rena Lunak, Amazon's director of global operations and field communications.

Automation is something that Amazon has invested heavily in already by acquiring Kiva Systems in 2012. But according to a Wired investigation from last year, Amazon’s warehouse robots aren’t capable of handling advanced fulfillment tasks that can only be performed by a human worker.

Human workers were once an ample resource the company. The tech giant is the second-largest private employer in the US, and is the largest private employer in a number of US states and cities. The company announced plans to hire 125,000 workers last fall, which is roughly equivalent to the population of Savannah, Georgia. But the new hires largely appear to be replacing workers who have been terminated or resigned. Amazon’s turnover rate is roughly 150 percent a year, or twice the amount of the retail and logistics industries at large, a New York Times investigation revealed last year.

As Recode notes, Amazon’s attrition rate is even worse in Phoenix and the Inland Empire. It also has to compete with big-box stores like Walmart and Target, which are now offering competitive wages to those with warehouse experience. “We are hearing a lot of [Amazon] workers say, ‘I can just go across the street to Target or Walmart,’” Sheheryar Kaoosji, co-executive director of Inland Empire’s Warehouse Worker Resource Center told Recode.



not enough......people to hire.......?!



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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: June 19, 2022 01:14PM
OMG! They might have to improve working conditions and raise wages! THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 19, 2022 01:39PM
Not too surprised by this. Amazon has been the target of a lot of quality of workplace reports, the word has gotten around that it is not where you want to be working. Their pay has not been that good wither to make up for those conditions, so not retaining people either.

They remind me of another national warehouse operation which has several wholesale warehouses in the area. They are well known in the area as a place you don't want to work. Years ago they would advertise for workers under their own name, but the last decade or so it has been done through hiring agencies. People just no longer responded to the ads under their name. It is one of the few place the local unemployment office will understand if you refuse a job there. They manage to get by, usually people new to the area such as students.
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 19, 2022 02:27PM
Only so many people you can burn through before you get a reputation for long hours and challenging working conditions. They will eventually try to figure out a way to replace all the humans with robots.



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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 19, 2022 02:31PM
Suppy and Demand, until it hurts Corporate Bottom Lines? No way! I'm sure some southern state can be convinced to offer prison labor!

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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: gadje
Date: June 19, 2022 05:02PM
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Rolando

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

That can be changed. Gun reforms on the other hand…
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 19, 2022 07:21PM
… I’m pretty sure that news leaked in ‘21….
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 19, 2022 09:15PM
Maybe add more people to the country who want to workhere?
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 19, 2022 10:00PM
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mrbigstuff
Maybe add more people to the country who want to workhere?

Is that you volunteering to work there under the conditions they operate their warehouses?
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 19, 2022 10:14PM
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JoeH
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mrbigstuff
Maybe add more people to the country who want to workhere?

Is that you volunteering to work there under the conditions they operate their warehouses?

You'd deny people the opportunity to immigrate to the usa because Amazon doesn't have as high standards that other companies do?
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 19, 2022 11:02PM
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mrbigstuff
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JoeH
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mrbigstuff
Maybe add more people to the country who want to workhere?

Is that you volunteering to work there under the conditions they operate their warehouses?

You'd deny people the opportunity to immigrate to the usa because Amazon doesn't have as high standards that other companies do?

No, but I would advocate for good working conditions for them as well.
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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 19, 2022 11:57PM
A. There are jobs that are performed under unnecessarily crappy working conditions.
B. There are jobs that are just not that great.

Given the very low unemployment rate in the US, I'd say (B) may be just as much in play here as (A) to keep the applicant pool small. Even if they didn't have to pee in bottles, I'll bet few people are eager to make a lifelong career out of warehouse work.



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Re: mo' money, mo' problems?!....leaked Amazon memo, the company is running out of people to hire....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 20, 2022 10:03AM
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gadje
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Rolando

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

That can be changed. Gun reforms on the other hand…

No need to change. Just contract with the state for Prison Labor. And if we run out of prisoners, just make more things illegal! Win Win for everyone .... except, ya know, the inprisoned. But it works for the Prison-Industrial Complex.



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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