Over the holiday season, economists guessed that among folks who did any online shopping, more than 85% of them ordered at least one shipment from Amazon.com. In fact, the company hired 15,000 temporary employees, just to help with increased orders in November and December. Seeing as they employ around 31,200 folks during the rest of the year, that’s a whole buncha jobs. And orders.
So, this peek inside the Swansea, Wales warehouse fullfillment center, “one of the largest Amazon warehouses in the world,” is pretty fascinating.
That’s a whole lotta books. And everything else under the sun.