As Amazon pushes forward with robots, workers find new roles

Source: Nick Wingfield, New York Times (Paid Registration)

Despite the increasing number of robots working in Amazon warehouses, for now there are still warehouse tasks — for example, picking individual items off shelves, with all their various shapes and sizes — where people outperform robots. Amazon has added 80,000 warehouse employees in the United States since adding the Kiva robots, for a total of more than 125,000 warehouse employees. And it says the warehouse hiring spree will continue.

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