Jan 5, 2018

01/05/2018: Going from a retail store to a fulfillment center might not be that easy

HTML EMBED:
COPY

(U.S. Edition) More than 200,000 jobs were added to the economy in both October and November, but that streak might not continue in 2018. On today's show, we'll discuss what job growth might look like in the upcoming year. Afterwards,…

Segments From this episode

Are fulfillment center jobs a good fit for laid-off retail workers?

Jan 5, 2018
They pay better, but require different skills.
Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in August in Romeoville, Illinois.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

(U.S. Edition) More than 200,000 jobs were added to the economy in both October and November, but that streak might not continue in 2018. On today’s show, we’ll discuss what job growth might look like in the upcoming year. Afterwards, we’ll look at the the high costs of flu care as hospitals across the country see a spike in the number of flu hospitalizations, and then examine why the skills that workers pick up in retail might not translate to fulfillment centers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC