When entrepreneur Patrick Coddou was looking to boost sales at Supply, the specialty shaving products company he and his wife, Jennifer, founded four years ago, he turned to Amazon.com. This year he pulled his products from the site.
Tracking hiring trends is difficult because accelerating online sales growth and the competition in behind-the-scenes logistics has scrambled traditional job categories, highlighting differences in how federal researchers count jobs and how two key sectors tied to e-commerce bring on seasonal help.
Trucking markets should easily absorb the sector’s biggest bankruptcy in years, freight industry experts say, as truckload carrier Celadon Group winds down operations and customers seek to recover their shipments.
Sales of vans used to transport packages and other internet-ordered items are booming, driven by a continued surge in online shopping and the popularity of free delivery services, auto executives and analysts say.8