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Purser Quoted in Article on Amazon Warehouses, Labor Woes

June 30, 2022

Gretchen Purser

Gretchen Purser

Amazon’s opening of a huge distribution center near Syracuse comes as the company is facing two looming challenges that could impact its operations for years to come. The company built too many warehouses during the COVID-19 pandemic and faces a potential shortage of workers to fill its warehouses once demand returns. 

“I certainly think it’s possible that they’ll run out of people to hire,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. 

Read more in the article, "Amazon overbuilt warehouses and faces labor woes. But at new site in Clay, it’s prime time."

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