07 September 2015

“If people are struggling right now to bring stuff into the warehouse, then they’re definitely going to have a problem when it comes to getting it out,” Frank Layo, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, shares with Marketplace, when discussing the labor shortage retailers are experiencing with warehouse employees. Layo notes that retailers are competing for workers who have multiple other job options, such as Uber. “The younger workforce is more interested in working on their [own] terms, doing something that they find to be more interesting than packing boxes in a warehouse,” Layo concludes.

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