The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 16th, 2021 morning edition

image for Amazon burns through workers so quickly that executives are worried they'll run out of people to employ, according to a new report

Employee churn is so high that some Amazon execs are reportedly worried about running out of people.

The company has been on a hiring spree to keep up with increased shopping during the pandemic.

Many of the over 350,000 workers Amazon hired from July to October stayed with the company "just days or weeks," the report said.

That led some Amazon executives to worry about running out of hirable employees in the US, the report said.

Amazon went on an extended hiring spree in 2020 as it attempted to keep up with a massive spike in demand during coronavirus lockdowns.

As Americans increasingly turned to Amazon for things like toiletries and groceries, the company repeatedly touted major hiring pushes.

One former Amazon manager who oversaw human-resources efforts focused on warehouse workers compared the situation with worker churn at Amazon warehouses to the use of fossil fuels. »

'Unplanned' outages hit Texas power plants in soaring temperatures

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Officials with Texas' power grid operator pleaded with residents Monday to limit their electrical usage amid soaring temperatures and a series of mechanical problems at power plants.

A spokeswoman for the group told reporters that the outages accounted for more than 12,000 megawatts, enough to power 2.4 million homes.

A senior official with ERCOT, Warren Lasher, said it wasn't clear why there were so many unplanned outages. »

Why Are Fewer Young Adults Having Casual Sex?

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The decline in casual sexual activity could have both positive and negative consequences for young adults and broader society.

Second, we consider the possibility that the sources of the recent decline in casual sexual activity differ between young women and young men.

We omit observations for the 2005 wave because the initial PSID-TAS interview did not ask questions about respondents’ sexual activity. »

Upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs

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Surveys show anywhere from 25% to upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs.

"I don't envy the challenge that human resources faces right now," says Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management at Texas A&M University.

But, but, but: The big churn could ultimately be good for workers and employers. »

Irreversible warming tipping point may have been triggered: Arctic mission chief

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BERLIN (AFP) - The tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered, the scientist who led the biggest expedition to the Arctic warned Tuesday (June 15).

"The disappearance of summer sea ice in the Arctic is one of the first landmines in this minefield, one of the tipping points that we set off first when we push warming too far," said Dr Markus Rex.

Dr Rex led the world's biggest mission to the North Pole, an expedition involving 300 scientists from 20 countries. »