Warehouse Hiring Soars in a Growing Rush for Logistics Workers
By Jennifer Smith | Oct. 5, 2018 2:20 p.m. ET
Logistics hiring surged in September at the fastest pace in a year, as warehousing and transportation companies ramping up for peak season added 23,800 jobs.
Warehousing and storage payrolls grew by 8,400 positions last month, according to preliminary figures the Labor Department released Friday, highlighting the soaring demand for workers in distribution centers to handle rapidly growing online commerce orders.
Warehouse operators are raising wages, boosting bonuses and recruiting early in the tightest labor market in decades. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -1.19% is raising its minimum U.S. wage to $15 an hour next month, adding to pressure on a sector where payrolls have nearly doubled over the past five years….
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