Warehousing jobs surge, and Kenosha County is at the heart of boom

Anyone driving Interstate 94 past the big Amazon and Uline distribution centers can see that warehousing has become a key element in Kenosha County’s economy.

What isn’t so obvious is this: The growth in warehousing jobs here isn’t just dramatic locally; it stands out on a national scale. And it is reshaping the Kenosha economy.

“Every time I go up the highway there … I’m just absolutely amazed,” said Steve DeHaan, president and CEO of the Des Plaines, Illinois-based International Warehouse Logistics Association.

In 2014, with the Amazon distribution center planned but not yet open and packaging materials distributor Uline still growing, Kenosha County had 943 jobs in the industry sector formally called “warehousing and storage.”

Read more in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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