Boom in E-Commerce Creating Workforce Opportunities

19 Nov 2020


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To say that COVID-19 has altered our world is an understatement. Among the pandemic’s many adverse effects is the impact on brick-and-mortar retailers. UBS analysts projected that 100,000 retail locations could close by 2025 if Americans continue the online shopping craze perpetuated by COVID-19.

The pandemic is just the latest blow to a trend in brick-and-mortar downturn. Previous years have seen record closures due, in part, to online retail giants dominating retail.

Meanwhile, steady (and rising) unemployment numbers have left many out of work. But there is an expected bright spot in the culmination of these two problems: The rise of e-commerce could fuel a massive need for fulfillment center workers.

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