Workers protesting current conditions at local warehouses serving Amazon and other retailers will soon find the work much more highly paid and less stressful — with much better benefits and working conditions, predicts one expert, Michael Hicks.
But a massive amount of today’s warehouse jobs are forecast to be replaced by more technical work. “The [new] jobs will be filled by folks with bachelor’s degrees in computer science, mechanical engineering,” Hicks, an economist at Ball State University , told The Post.
Amazon fulfillment center workers may be the most “at risk” automatable jobs in the world, he said. “Amazon is currently in a race to both automate, while also extending its market share in retailing,” Hicks added.