- As retail warehouses grow and expand, the need for workers to staff them becomes increasingly critical, Forbes reported Wednesday.
- The number of people working in warehousing and storage tallies roughly 950,000 in the U.S., though more are needed according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- From 2011 onward, warehouse worker growth has been dramatic, resulting in nearly 40,000 new jobs a year.
The ongoing battle between Amazon and other e-commerce sites and brick-and-mortar retailers is particularly contentious when it comes to employment. With consumers abandoning retail at a rapid pace, it seems that future employees aren’t keen to sign on to what may be perceived as a sinking ship.