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Sep 7, 2016

JOBS at LOGISTICS Cos. * USA: Growth in August

* DC - Logistics, Transport fueled growth of 14,900 jobs

--- Logistics and transportation companies added 14,900 jobs in August, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, extending strong hiring growth for a second month despite reports of low shipping volumes and manufacturing activity... Warehousing and storage companies led the surge, adding 4,300 jobs to its steady incline as online shopping growth fuels demand for more workers to package and ship goods...  Distribution centers have added more than 48,000 jobs in the past year. Courier and messenger companies, which also benefit from the e-commerce boom, added 4,000 jobs in last month and have expanded employment by 22,600 jobs over the past year... Industry consultants say companies in industries close to e-commerce have been hiring earlier than usual in anticipation of the annual crush of shipments for the holidays as a tighter job market and rising wages in other sectors have created more competition for workers... Trucking firms, which shed jobs for most of the first half of the year due to weak demand, added 3,400 jobs in August after adding 1,700 jobs in July...
(Photo from Bloomberg News - Warehouse and storage companies have added 48,000 jobs in the past 12 months as companies have faced growing demand for online sales fulfillment) -- The WSJ, by LORETTA CHAO - Sept. 2, 2016

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