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8 things you didn't know about working in a warehouse but should
Last updated: September 26, 2022
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8 things you didn't know about working in a warehouse but should
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During your job search you may have come across open positions at a warehouse or fulfillment center. Your initial thought might be that you're not interested in that type of work because of some preconceived notion of what warehouse work entails. But, there is a lot more to the role than what is included in the job description. Whether you're interested in a seasonal position or a more permanent role, there are a lot of benefits to explore in warehouse work. Let’s look into some things that you may not know about the career!

1. Warehouse roles offer high pay and great benefits for entry-level work

Many entry-level positions pay minimum wage and offer little or no benefits to workers. However, the average earnings in the warehouse industry are approximately $17 - $22 per hour and most offer a competitive benefits package for both part-and full-time employees.

2. You can start working fast

Since the demand is so high for warehouse workers, the hiring process tends to move fast. This means you can get on-boarded and start working quickly! When preparing for your interview, be sure to dress to impress and research the company ahead of time. For more interview tips, click here!

Examples of employers that are hiring right now

Apply to Walmart distribution and warehouse jobs:

**Apply to Amazon warehouse and fulfillment jobs **

Apply to UPS warehouse and package handler jobs

Apply to FedEx Ground jobs

3. Employers are enforcing COVID safety precautions

Companies are working hard to follow key COVID-19 safety measures based on the CDC recommendations and guidelines to keep their employees safe. Precautions include temperature screening, social distancing whenever possible, and mandating the use of masks while on premise. When talking with your potential employer, be sure to ask about their specific #Coronavirus safety procedures.

4. There's a lot of room for career development

Many warehouses prefer to promote from within rather than hiring externally. Employers will provide on-the-job training and advancement opportunities for those interested in climbing the ladder into supervisor and management positions. The best part? Advancement doesn’t have to take years! Most promotions happen within the first 8 - 12 months of employment.

5. It's a wonderful opportunity for those interested in seasonal work

The demand for warehouse work increases significantly around the holiday season. Facilities begin to ramp up hiring to meet the demands of companies in the supply chain as early as mid-September and will typically keep seasonal workers through January or February. These temporary employees are often offered flexible schedules, competitive pay, and a rewarding work environment.

6. Job security is high for warehouse workers

According to the BLS, employment in the warehouse sector has grown above pre-pandemic levels this past September. With the continued growth of e-commerce and the holiday season coming, the field is increasing even more jobs to be hired. Being hired for a warehouse position means having consistent work and even more importantly, a consistent paycheck. Over the years, there has been no slowdown of purchasing from both e-commerce or brick-and-mortar businesses. Businesses need massive warehouses for product storage, order processing, and delivery needs.

7. Warehouse associates are extremely important

Warehouse workers are one of the most important positions in the industry. Associates and other roles within the warehouse operations team work together to sort, package, and ship billions of items worldwide. Without them, none of that would be possible!

“Without our warehouse associates we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.”
- Koren Coulter, corporate recruiter at Mallory Safety & Supply

8. You will improve upon your soft skills

Many people assume that warehouse positions are solely manual labor, but this is no longer the truth. With the various technological advancements in both distribution and logistics, warehousing has evolved into very dynamic roles. Today, warehouse environments have the potential to improve and develop a worker’s transferable skills in many areas including adaptability, time management, communication, and attention to detail.

Employers that are hiring right now

Apply to Walmart distribution and warehouse jobs:

**Apply to Amazon warehouse and fulfillment jobs **

Apply to UPS warehouse and package handler jobs

Apply to FedEx Ground jobs

Want to learn more? 

For more information check out our #warehouse topic here on Jobcase!

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Jose Pena

I know one of my friends works at the Amazon Warehouse after working retail. He seems to like working there at the Amazon Warehouse. But he did mention that he is starting to get arthritis already.

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Mohammed Mokhtari

Hi a im looking for a visa to work

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Stephen Hinman

I would like to know more details about the position ?

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Elaine Lee

My last job was a cnc machine operator I have worked in inspection recieving shipping packing picking and sorting I enjoyed my job I recently retired because of Covid Not that I wanted to my partner has cancer my coworkers and shop were not following safety procedures I would like to be working but am afraid for my safety and most of all my partners The factory I worked at has 4 confirmed cases now i maid the the correct decision to leave I see that many people have no respect for each other . Restaurants, fair venders, factories , retailers, ect, are putting false images of following procedures

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Khan Saib

I'm interested

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Janice Perkins

I like your posts - very upbeat and informative!

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