Amazon drops off machines that may pack orders & cost human-jobs


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Amazon drops off machines that may pack orders & cost human-jobs

United States’ No. 1 retailer, Billionaire Jeff Bezos’, Amazon.com Inc. had been exploring options of rolling out machines to automate its order-packing job replacing humans, triggering possibilities of slashing thousands of jobs.

Over the recent past, one of the most-cherished ‘FAANG’ stocks, Amazon.com Inc., had been adding automotive technology to a hatful of warehouses, which usually scans goods and later envelops them for custom-built boxes, at least two people who worked on such kind of warehouses had unveiled on Monday, the 13th of May 2019.

Never the less, the latest comments came forth after last month one of the Amazon.com Inc. officials had been quoted saying that a fully automated shipping facility could have been at least aa decade away. However, latest reports had unveiled that Amazon.com Inc.

had been mulling options to install machines on dozens of warehouses, while the facilities had been employing more than 2,000 people. Although the plan had yet to be revealed, but the sources had been quoted saying that the US retailing mogul had been pushing hard to reduce labor cost by introducing machine-based delivery system across its 55 US fulfillment centers, which could potential cut as little as 1,300 jobs at the end of this year.

Addressing to a trend-shifting reform that had not been made public so far, an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement on Monday (May 13th), “We are piloting this new technology with the goal of increasing safety, speeding up delivery times and adding efficiency across our network”.