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Amazon, FedEx Help Boost U.S. Warehouse Jobs Amid Online Boom

  • Companies boost holiday hiring, convert gig roles to full-time
  • Trend indicates support for gradual economic rebound
E-commerce startup, Shipfusion, handles warehousing, packing and shipping needs for small and medium-sized businesses.
E-commerce startup, Shipfusion, handles warehousing, packing and shipping needs for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Warehouse operators across the U.S. are rushing to hire workers amid a boom in online sales, a bright spot for a labor market that faces mounting challenges.

With purchases of everything from sweatpants to toilet paper set to hit a holiday record, companies that order, pack and ship goods are moving up seasonal hiring earlier in the year and converting gig positions to full-time roles at a faster clip than before, according to employers and staffing agencies. Many are also raising wages and lowering the bar on education and experience requirements to get people in the door.