Amazon Recruits RV Camper Community to Fulfill Holiday Orders

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 AM  By

Amazon has turned to an unusual source of seasonal hires to fulfill orders this holiday season: hundreds of workers who call RV campers their homes in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada.

According to the Associated Press, the new recruits are dubbed the “CamperForce” and is a fleet of roughly 100 RV owners who “are assigned packing, sorting and collection duties at Amazon warehouses.”

The CamperForce seasonal hires, according to the article, temporarily reside in campgrounds near Amazon distribution centers for roughly three months. These seasonal workers according to the article are eligible to receive healthcare benefits and, on average, earn 94% of the wages of regular employees.

The Associated Press also states that as an incentive, Amazon pays camping fees for the seasonal workers who start arriving in early fall.

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