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

Oct 31, 2018

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.