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As Amazon speeds up, a warehouse community braces for a deadly combo: air pollution and coronavirus

2 monthes ago   |   By Grist

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it will hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers across the country to handle the online shopping surge caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. This may be welcome news for those facing job losses and customers hoping for speedier deliveries of essential goods. But some in California's Inland Empire - a warehouse and logistics hub where Amazon expects to add about 4,000 of those jobs - are concerned that vulnerable communities in their neighborhoods will suffer as the industry executes a massive speedup.
The sprawling region east of Los Angeles, which...
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