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Logistics Operators Raise Pay, Enlist Robots to Meet Holiday Demand
Updated On: Oct 04, 2021
Oct. 4, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | Warehouse operators are throwing every tool they can at increasingly urgent efforts to hire seasonal workers as they brace for an expected flood of holiday goods amid competition for scarce labor from deep-pocketed rivals. Logistics providers are boosting pay, adding flexibility to shifts, blanketing social media with recruitment ads, and even shipping in more robots to help workers field surging e-commerce volumes. They are also jockeying with titans like Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc., and United Parcel Service Inc. that are dangling inducements, from signing bonuses to assistance with college tuition, as they push to bring on hundreds of thousands of workers ahead of the holidays… Wall Street Journal
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