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Latino USA Reports That Warehouse Jobs Are Expanding, But Are They Solid Middle-Class Jobs Yet?

Alex Charner
Latino USA

There’s an industry here in the Central Valley that’s not particularly new, but has grown significantly in recent years, especially with an Amazon fulfillment center on it’s way to Fresno. That industry is in warehouses, where employees fulfill online orders. Latino USA reporter Sophia Paliza-Carre got a firsthand look at some of these warehouse jobs, and how they’re changing the idea of blue-collar labor, both in California and for the Latino community.

Listen to the interview above to hear Paliza-Carre talk about how Amazon is shaking up the industry, and what one school is doing to help students prepare for jobs in warehouses.

Laura Tsutsui was a reporter and producer for Valley Public Radio. She joined the station in 2017 as a news intern, and later worked as a production assistant and weekend host. Laura covered local issues ranging from politics to housing, and produced the weekly news program Valley Edition. She left the station in November 2020.
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