Welcome to Amazon Town
Behind the piles of smiley-faced Amazon.com Inc. boxes arriving on doorsteps this holiday season are workers like Ray and Sarann Williams.
The retired couple are part of the swarm of seasonal employees taking up temporary residence in this small desert city — home to one of Amazon’s warehouses — to help the online-retail giant fulfill its influx of holiday orders.
The Williamses migrated from their home in Hurricane, Utah, to take the two-month warehouse gig. “The money always helps” and the physical labor “always makes me feel better,” Mr. Williams said as he walked his miniature schnauzer, Maya, around the Desert Rose RV park, where the couple is currently residing. The 75-year-old said this was his second stint as a seasonal Amazon worker, after spending last autumn at Amazon’s Campbellsville, Ky., location.