A Glimpse Inside CamperForce, Amazon's Disposable Retiree Laborers

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In September, Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland—excerpted heretook us inside one of the strangest and most cutthroat of Amazon’s business practices: CamperForce. Composed almost entirely of retirees living out of motorhomes performing seasonal labor, CamperForce workers are expected to perform physically demanding tasks despite their advanced age.

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The story of CamperForce has now been adapted into an excellent mini-documentary, directed by Brett Story and executive produced by Laura Poitras of Citizenfour fame, and includes hidden camera footage taken by Bruder from inside Amazon’s facilities.

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