• Report: Amazon wants robots that can do the work of warehouse pickers

    7 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The report comes less than two weeks after Amazon announced it was raising its minimum wage.
    By now, it's well known that Amazon is always on the lookout for ways to cut costs. Over the last few years, as the e-commerce giant has grown into a true behemoth, the company has proven to shareholders its ability to provide returns. One way it does this is by investing in automation.
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  • Amazon says wage hike ‘more than compensates' for loss of bonuses

    7 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Last week, Amazon addressed growing backlash against unfair warehouse wages by announcing plans to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The news was largely lauded as a positive step by critics including Senator Bernie Sanders , who had helped push the company in that direction with strongly worded legislation.
    The move was still met with criticism by some, including Amazon workers who noted that, along with the wage increase, the retail giant would also be removing bonuses and stock grants. Employees vocalized their concern, causing Amazon to further address the move. The company sent a...
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