For warehouse operators, e-commerce ‘is the biggest problem in the world’

Warehouse employment is booming, but not enough to keep up with employment needs as labor-intensive e-commerce warehousing continues to ramp up. In the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) August jobs report, warehouse employment rose by more than 20,000 and the sector (which also includes storage) was employing more than it did pre-pandemic.

By the end of 2020, the warehouse sector had about 90,000 more jobs than when the pandemic began. After the sector added about 55,200 jobs from June through...

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