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Louisville-area employers dangle hiring ‘bonuses’ in tight job market | In-depth [Video]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Ingram Micro, one of the massive ecommerce warehouses in Jeffersonville, Indiana, has a tall task these days: filling 300 job openings.

The starting hourly pay at the warehouse, where almost all employees start through temp agencies, has risen from $12.10 to $15 in about a year.

Now, Ingram is trying what a company executive called an “unprecedented” incentive: a $2,000 “sign-on bonus” paid over eight weeks, which effectively raises the starting wage to at least $21.25 hourly for the first two months of employment.

“This is something that we are really trying to get people interested,” said Denise Wilson, human resources manager at the Jeffersonville warehouse.

The extremely tight labor market – job openings hit a record 9.3 million nationally in April, the Labor Department said Tuesday – has local employers dangling unusual incentives to get employees in the door and keep them from bolting to something else.

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Fundamentals of Link Building for Ecommerce & Affiliate Sites in 2021 [Video]

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