Amazon to Hire 50,000 Elves to Help Out Santa This Christmas

How many employees does it take for Amazon to fulfill holiday orders? About 70,000. Amazon said it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees on top of the current 20,000 working at its 40 U.S. fulfillment centers. In the past, Amazon has defended its worker safety record after there were reports of unsafe working conditions. More recently, Amazon launched a tuition reimbursement program for its full-time hourly employees.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus