CUTBACKS IN ROAD JOBS * USA: Trucking companies slashed jobs in September
* DC - Companies extended a warehouse hiring binge, adding 5,300 workers
--- Trucking companies cut 3,600 jobs in September, ending a streak of job gains over the summer amid reports of modest growth in shipping volumes... Logistics employers added more than 5,000 jobs in September, with warehousing and courier services bringing on 8,000 new workers ahead of the busy holiday shopping season, according to U.S. Labor Department figures released Friday. With e-commerce expected to drive holiday sales growth this year, many retailers have been bringing on staff to handle and deliver online orders, in addition to adding staff at brick-and-mortar stores... With an additional 5,300 jobs in September, warehouse and storage companies have added nearly 50,000 jobs over the last 12 months...
(Photo: Bloomberg News - Trucking companies have cut 2,100 jobs in the last 12 months amid tepid U.S. shipping demand) -- Washington, DC, USA - The WSJ, by Erica E. Phillips - Oct. 7, 2016
Labels: trucking industry news USA