While Amazon sales were at an all time high over the Thanksgiving break, and well into Cyber Monday, Amazon warehouse workers in Europe were protesting during Black Friday.
Amazon warehouse workers in Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK organized a mass walkout, protesting poor work conditions and pay.
In the UK, workers in England protested outside of five major Amazon warehouses, on Black Friday Morning. The protestors were shouting chants like "Next-day Delivery should not mean a lifetime of pain for Amazon workers,"
Germany saw upwards of 600 workers outside of the two major Amazon warehouses.
Managers at warehouses in Italy had to pack boxes due to the mass walk outs. Spain was reported to have only two staff workers loading and trucks.
Amazon responded to these reports stating; "Friday, the majority of our associates at Amazon's Fulfillment Center in Madrid were working and processing our customers' orders, as they do everyday."
The protest were spurred due to the claims of poor work...
Online retailer, Amazon chooses Long Island, New York, and National Landing in Arlington, Virginia as the newest location for their second and third head quarters, as reported by the Wall Street Journal this past Monday.
The online retail giant announced in a press release on Tuesday, that the company will invest $5 billion dollars in the two new locations. Each location will reach 4 million square feet, and the development of these two new head quarters are predicted to create 50,000 jobs for the individual cities.
Workers in both locations are projected to make an average of $150,000 annually. This average salary is $126,000 more than the average tech salary in New York.
Both locations are expected to elevate the competitive field of the tech industry. New York is home to the headquarters of Google, Facebook, and Uber. Virginias tech job market is expected to become more competitive, the average pay for tech workers in Virginia is significantly lower than the wages Amazon h...