Why should you get a job in warehousing?



It's no secret that the US warehouse jobs are booming now, more than ever. This industry is one of the few sectors where employment is actually higher than before the pandemic and the trend for the upcoming months is very positive with employers converting temps to full-time roles and investing on employee retention. 

But how do you know if that's the type of job for you? Why working in a warehouse can be an interesting option? Here at Shiftfillers, we have decades of experience recruiting for this industry and we'll tell you why it's so attractive.

It's fast-paced

Going through the hiring steps and starting at a distribution center is usually a fast process. At Shiftfillers, it takes on average less than a week. Because of the way that warehouse teams are set, you are quickly onboarded and trained to perform your activities. You'll rarely have a dull moment and most of our employees say that they feel supported by their teams.

Online shopping is here to stay

We all knew online shopping would increase but the pandemic has accelerated that shift. People are now more used and comfortable with online purchases, which means retailers and warehouse operators will have a high demand to respond to. 

Workforce ageing 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), almost half the workforce in warehousing and transportation is 45+ years old. This means there will be a need to replace workers who leave these occupations. 

It's a good way to start and progress in your career

An entry-level warehouse job doesn't require a lot of experience or qualification and there's plenty of temp and seasonal work available to start with. Once you learn the ropes and build strong relationships with your team members, there's a chance you can grow in the company as it's very common in this industry to promote from within rather than bringing in outside hires for higher positions. Work hard, show dedication and you can be considered for advancement opportunities. 

These are some of the warehouse jobs available: 

  • Warehouse Associates
  • Material Handlers
  • Order Pickers and Packers
  • Inventory Clerks
  • Forklift Operator
  • Machine Operators

If you're interested in checking out the available roles in your area, Shiftfillers works with local and global companies across the country. Check out the open jobs now!