Whoa, I had no idea this existed until I read this WIRED article about it. Apparently, Amazon has a job site specifically catered to people living in RVs who are looking for temporary work. Amazon calls it CamperForce and basically allows RV owners to camp in designated campsites across the US in order to secure work at their shipping facilities.
Many of these workers are in their retirement age and some have moved into RVs because of unforeseen and unfortunately financial circumstances.
They wondered how anyone managed to survive on the road. Then someone told them about a website called Workers on Wheels. There they found a sprawling employment network for job-seeking RVers, a community whose members called themselves “workampers.”
A few weeks later, the Stouts were back on the move, driving west to Nevada, where they’d finally secured three months of full employment. For Chuck, the job meant he would occupy the lowest rung of a major corporation’s ladder for the first time since he was a garbage boy at McDonald’s. He didn’t mind, though. All that mattered was that he and Barb were together. And that Amazon would pay them.
Really interesting look into how the other half lives.