Supply Chain News: Distribution Center Jobs Still Growing, but Automation and Robots having Increasing Impact

Supply Chain News: Distribution Center Jobs Still Growing, but Automation and Robots having Increasing Impact

All told, warehouse and distribution employment remains a bright spot on the US jobs front. For example, warehousing operators added 3,100 jobs from October to November, and have boosted payrolls by 47,400 jobs over the past 12 months, according to statistics from the US Dept. of Labor. All told there are about 880,000 warehouse workers in the US, with 103,00 of them in California.
While Amazon still has tens of thousands of DC workers doing very manual and repetitive labor, depending on the specifics of each facility, its hiring profile is also starting to change. But those numbers, which […]

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