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Updated: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:40:49 GMT | By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

RV users help Amazon keep up with holiday rush

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Twinkling lights, decorated trees and bustling campgrounds. Those are signs of the Christmas season in Campbellsville, Ky., where the Amazon.com distribution centre recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders.


RV users help Amazon keep up with holiday rush

RVs are lined up at the Green River Stables campground near Campbellsville, Ky., which has become a Christmas-season tradition. The Amazon.com facility nearby recruits RV owners to come in as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Twinkling lights, decorated trees and bustling campgrounds. Those are signs of the Christmas season in Campbellsville, Ky., where the Amazon.com distribution centre recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders.

They're dubbed the "CamperForce" by the world's largest online retailer. The hundreds of temporary workers are assigned packing, sorting and collection duties at Amazon facilities in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada, roles meant to keep orders flowing during the yuletide rush.

Swarms of workers take up temporary residence in campgrounds. For many, it's another short-term stint on a nonstop journey. It's a lifestyle and mindset for the retirees, empty nesters and younger parents who shuck traditions of home and work to roam from campsite to campsite, job to job.

The stints last about three months.

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