Last Wednesday, Amazon held the largest single day hiring event in its history, offering some 60,000 jobs. To many, this might have seemed like a bad thing—the company, and other e-commerce behemoths like it, are often thought of as job killers, since they’re so closely associated with automation. But a closer look at the data tells a more complicated story.
VICE News explains why companies like Amazon might actually be good for the American retail industry, and American retail workers.
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