Amazon’s RV Elves Keep Up With Rush

December 16, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Amazon’s RV Elves Keep Up With Rush

Twinkling lights, decorated trees and bustling campgrounds.

Those are signs of the Christmas season in Campbellsville, Ky., where the distribution center recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders. according to an Associated Press story posted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

They’re dubbed the “CamperForce” by the world’s largest online retailer. The hundreds of temporary workers are assigned packing, sorting and collection duties at Amazon facilities in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada, roles meant to keep orders flowing during the yuletide rush.

Swarms of workers take up temporary residence in campgrounds. For many, it’s another short-term stint on a nonstop journey. It’s a lifestyle and mindset for the retirees, empty nesters and younger parents who shuck traditions of home and work to roam from campsite to campsite, job to job.

The stints last about three months.

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