According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the warehouse and storage industry currently employs over 1.4 million workers in the U.S. As consumers continue to rely more on online shopping, the need for warehouse workers has increased.
6 Top Employers in the Warehouse Industry
Warehouse jobs are ideal for people without any experience or education who are looking for hands-on work that often pays well above minimum wage. We have gathered some information on the top employers in the warehouse industry, listed below.
Sysco has approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and services more than 625,000 customer locations (mainly in the U.S.) As of June 2020, Sysco employed roughly 57,000 employees.
Available positions at Sysco: Warehouse Worker, Order Selector, Forklift Driver, Receivers, Loaders, Supervisor, and more.
Amazon has over 110 fulfilment and distribution centers located in the U.S. alone, making it one of the biggest players in the warehouse industry. Each center employs 1,000 - 1,500 warehouse workers. Amazon announced in mid-May that they are hiring 75,000 new warehouse workers and delivery drivers in their U.S. & Canada network.
Available positions at Amazon: Warehouse Members, Package Sorters, and Amazon Shoppers are a few of the opportunities available for those looking to join Amazon’s growing distribution team.
DHL is one of largest logistics companies in the world, with 1,400 warehouses/offices globally and 430 warehouses in the U.S. alone. DHL currently employees 146,000+ supply chain employees worldwide and has 1,600+ available positions posted on their corporate website for various locations throughout the U.S.
Available positions at DHL: Warehouse Associate, Dockworker, Forklift Driver, Operations, Supervisor, and more. Full-time and part-time opportunities offered.
XPO Logistics is one of the biggest logistics providers in the U.S. They have approximately 890 warehouses, with most of them located in the U.S. and western Europe. Their corporate headquarters is located in Greenwich, CT and they currently have 2,215 available positions posted in the U.S.
Available positions at XPO: Warehouse Operations, Material Handlers, Forklift Operators, Warehouse Managers, Supervisors, Dockworkers, Freight Specialists, and more.
Home Depot has 90+ supply chain facilities throughout the U.S. with at least 20 more reportedly coming in the next few years. Each new warehouse location will employ roughly 90 or so warehouse workers. Home Depot also made Comparably’s list for companies with the happiest employees in 2020.
Available positions at Home Depot: General Warehouse Associate 1&2, General Office Associate, Driver Helper, General Maintenance associate.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Target has over 1,900 stores and 39 distribution centers throughout the U.S. Target is currently hiring for around 10,000 warehouse positions.
Available positions at Target: Warehouse Operations, Packing Operations, Logistics/Transportation, Food Distribution, Engineering & Facilities, Administration/Clerical, Assets Protection, and Human Resources.
Working in a warehouse isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for a career that will keep you active and provide a steady paycheck and available work, WarehouseGig can help you find a warehouse job available near you today.