‘Keep Driving’: Amazon Dispatcher Texts Show Chaos Amid Twisters

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Bloomberg News story detailing safety guidance to Amazon employees in advance of the recent southern Illinois tornado includes comments from Beth Gutelius, research director for the Center for Urban Economic Development at UIC and senior research specialist with the Great Cities Institute at UIC.

Beth Gutelius, research director at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Urban Economic Development, said that Amazon warehouses typically have an intense pace, employees come and go swiftly and there are many contractors—particularly amid the holiday season.

“Between the contractors and rate of turnover, between the number of temporary workers and churn, it raises questions about how well prepared any of those workers were for an emergency event like this,” she said.

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