Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

June 19th, 2017 by admin Leave a reply »

Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them
Robots move racks of merchandise at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, Calif. When a robot finds its storage unit, it glides underneath, lifts it up and then delivers it to a worker.

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, farming communities are hoping that warehouse jobs tied to the e-commerce surge will boost the local economy. But automation is expected to take over many such jobs.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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Economy : NPR

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