Jennifer Smith, Logistics Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, featured Acara Senior Vice President Chris Beckage in a recent article about growing demand for warehouse workers ahead of holiday season:
Warehouse Hiring Soars in a Growing Rush for Logistics Workers
Jobs growth at distribution centers pushed transportation and logistics payrolls to grow by 23,800 jobs, the biggest expansion in a year
Demand for warehouse workers is so strong that some employers aren’t screening for marijuana use, while others are bringing on workers without waiting for the results of criminal background checks, said Chris Beckage, a senior vice president with staffing firm Acara Solutions Inc.
It’s no longer enough to post jobs on websites, Mr. Beckage said. “We’re going to bowling alleys, churches, community centers,” he said. “We’re getting creative just to get to people.”