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The large online retailer, Amazon, hires thousands of seasonal workers to cope with the holiday shopping rush at their distribution centers. Many of the hires are "workampers", people (often retirees) that work seasonal jobs while living a nomadic life out of their RVs.
  • The Desert Rose RV Park is filled with seasonal "workampers" for the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • "Workampers" Dan, left, and Vicky Suiker walk back to their RV from after showering at the Desert Rose RV Park on their day off from their seasonal job at the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • Sarann Williams, left, vacuums around her husband Ray Williams in the RV they share while working a seasonal job at an Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • Clare Moxley eats dinner in the RV she lives in while working a seasonal job at an Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • The Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • A sign outside the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • Empty shipping trailers outside the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • "Workampers" Vicky, left, and Dan Suiker walk back to their RV from after showering at the Desert Rose RV Park on their day off from their seasonal job at the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • Holiday decorations at the Desert Rose RV Park which is filled with seasonal "workampers" for the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • The Desert Rose RV Park is filled with seasonal "workampers" for the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • The Amazon warehouse parking lot is filled by seasonal workers in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • Empty shipping trailers outside the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • Empty shipping trailers outside the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • An Amazon workamper's RV is decorated with Christmas stickers at the Desert Rose RV Park in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • An Amazon workamper's RV is decorated with Christmas stickers at the Desert Rose RV Park in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • The Desert Rose RV Park is filled with seasonal "workampers" for the Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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  • Clare Moxley makes tea in the RV she lives in while working a seasonal job at an Amazon warehouse in Fernley, Nevada, December 13, 2011. CREDIT: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal.AMAZONTOWN
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