Warehouse Hiring Took off in October

Warehousing companies added 5,100 jobs, defying a weak labor market in the transportation and logistics sector

The Wall Street Journal

Nov. 9, 2015—Warehousing companies added 5,100 jobs in October, the Labor Department said, the strongest employment growth in the sector since July in a sign of the growing impact of e-commerce in logistics hiring.

The expansion in the warehousing and storage jobs, part of a strong national jobs report for October, came as hiring at trucking, railroad and other shipping-related businesses slowed or contracted from September to October.

But warehousing and storage businesses have added 18,200 jobs since June and 46,100 jobs over the past 12 months.

The overall economy added 271,000 jobs in October from the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, led by strong gains in retail, healthcare and the travel industry.

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