Logistics Payrolls Surging Ahead of Fall Shipping Season
By Jennifer Smith | Updated Aug. 3, 2018 2:10 p.m. ET
Logistics sector hiring kept up a brisk pace in July as delivery firms, trucking companies and warehouse operators added 15,600 jobs ahead of the peak shipping season.
Courier and messenger company payrolls rose by 7,600 jobs in July, the biggest monthly gain since March, according to preliminary figures the Labor Department released Friday, extending an expansion in transport operations driven by e-commerce and the home delivery of online purchases. It is the 18th straight month of gains in a sector that includes parcel carriers.
Warehouse and storage firms, where hiring has also has expanded under growing digital commerce grows, added 3,600 jobs last month.
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