Logistics payrolls soared in October as inventory restocking after coronavirus lockdowns and strong online sales fueled a hiring surge at distribution and transport companies.
Warehousing, trucking and delivery operators—the logistics sectors most tied to e-commerce—added a combined 46,000 jobs last month, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary employment figures the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. That marked an acceleration of a growth streak over the past two months that has boosted payrolls in those fields by 77,200.
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