E-Commerce Driving Need for More Warehouse Workers
By Erica E. Phillips
Sept. 4, 2018 | The Wall Street Journal
Demand for workers at distribution centers is accelerating, real-estate group says, signaling stronger competition for labor in a tight jobs market
Demand for warehouse workers is growing faster than the labor supply, and that could drive up costs for fulfillment center operations as digital commerce becomes a bigger force in retail sales.
U.S. warehouses and distribution centers need an additional 452,000 workers in total this year and next, commercial real-estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc. writes in a new report, a steep acceleration from hiring in the sector in recent years. Read the full article.
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