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A massive new fulfillment center for Boxed.com — an online retailer selling wholesale items à la Costco — automated much of a time-sucking task: Picking. The job of walking through a cavernous warehouse to find an item to ship out takes valuable time. And while automation predictably results in layoffs, the company’s been very public about not only retaining every employee at it New Jersey center, but giving them raises and offering benefits.
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