Amazon reports they are raising all minimum wages to $15/hour for U.S. workers. The New York Times reports there is political pressure too, as Amazon says it would also lobby to raise the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 for almost a decade. Amazon’s new wages will apply to more than 250,000 employees, including those at the grocery chain Whole Foods, as well as the more than 100,000 seasonal employees it plans to hire for the holiday season both part-time and fulltime. The raise takes effect on November 1, 2018.
7 Reasons for Automation from Supply Chain News 24/7
We’ve reported on robots throughout the supply chain before, in fact, we have done it so many times when I search our blog several of our posts come up. This article is on 7 Reasons for Using Autonomous Robots in Your Warehouse. It also said that it may (of course) reduce operating and labor costs and increase productivity. In addition, they can improve safety records and stay with the supply and demand of retail busy season, and the ability to ramp-up quickly. Robots don’t necessarily mean less workers because it may also mean increased demand for product, increased business and the need more labor. With robotics moving into manufacturing, warehousing, and fulfillment, everyone at Argon & Co is committed to growing and changing with the industry.
As of September 8, 2020, Crimson & Co (formerly The Progress Group/TPG) has rebranded as Argon & Co following the successful merger with Argon Consulting in April 2018.