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Logistics Operators Targeting E-Commerce Boosted Hiring in May [Video]

Logistics operators tied to e-commerce added jobs in big numbers in May as homebound consumers stepped up online shopping while the broader economy showed signs of recovery from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

Courier and messenger companies that deliver packages to homes and businesses added 12,100 jobs last month, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary employment figures the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. It was the third straight month of expansion in a sector that has stepped up hiring even as much of the U.S. economy shut down in April and May.

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American entrepreneur Rachel Tipograph is the co-founder of MikMak, one of the fastest-growing woman-led startups of 2020-21.