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Amazon offers workers 10k to quit after unveiling machines that pack 700 boxes an HOUR and could put thousands out of a job

The new machines, known as the CartonWrap from Italian firm CMC Srl, pack much faster than humans. They crank out 600 to 700 boxes per hour, or four to five times the rate of a human packer, the sources said

  • Machines, known as CartonWrap from CMC Srl, pack much faster than humans
  • They crank out 600-700 boxes per hour, or four to five times the rate of a human 
  • Amazon has considered installing two machines at dozens more warehouses
  • Doing so would remove at least 24 roles at each one, sources involved have said

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.

The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelopes them seconds later in boxes custom-built for each item, two people who worked on the project told Reuters.

Amazon has considered installing two machines at dozens more warehouses, removing at least 24 roles at each one, these people said. These facilities typically employ more than 2,000 people.

That would amount to more than 1,300 cuts across 55 U.S. fulfillment centers for standard-sized inventory.

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. File photo
. The machines require one person to load customer orders, another to stock cardboard and glue and a technician to fix jams on occasion

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