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Looking for Flexible Hours and Overtime? Consider a Warehouse Position

If you’re considering making a change in your career because you’re tired of sitting at a desk all day, or if you’re bored doing the same thing day in and day out, it might be worth looking into working at a warehouse.

Yes, a warehouse! These aren’t your grandparents’ warehouses — there’s plenty to learn, lots to do and safety precautions in place to make sure your back and shoulders aren’t in pain at the end of the day. Here are other great attributes of working in a warehouse.

Decent pay from day one.

Thanks to the efforts of new labor activists, starting jobs in most places around the United States will now pay at least $15 per hour for even entry-level jobs. Depending where you’re coming from, or what your current job offers, this could be a nice step up!

Flexible hours.

Warehouses tend to operate in excess of regular business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you have young children who need to get dropped off to school in the morning and an early start is problematic for your family, consider working second shift, starting in the afternoon, or even a midnight shift, which would have you home in time to get them ready to go for the day. Many warehouses also operate seven days a week, meaning you could get a shift that allows you to be home one or two days during the workweek, further helping with family responsibilities. That flexibility makes it easier to find a shift that works best for you! Also, during those busy times, overtime will very likely be offered — usually at higher pay!

Flexibility in position.

If you’re looking for a temporary job, warehouses will have them, especially during the busy season — for retail warehouses, that means during the holidays; for construction warehouses, that might mean late winter through early fall as buildings and houses start sprouting up like so many flowers. Looking for part-time work? Warehouses offer that! Aren’t sure this is the job for you? Considering applying for a temporary-to-permanent position — Sterling Personnel can help with this! — to get your foot in the door and try the job out before you commit.

The potential to advance your career.

Just getting in the door at a warehouse sets you up for success. Once you’re there, you can learn more about the positions offered within the company and, after a few months, you can inquire about other jobs if you’re interested. There are all kinds of jobs to be found within a warehouse, from inventory to filling orders to driving heavy machinery and well beyond.

It can be a great workout!

If your current job has you sitting most of the day, rest assured that you won’t have that problem in a warehouse. Orders need to be filled, products need to be gathered, items need to be moved, all of which will have you on your feet on a regular basis. Depending on the job, you might also spend a great deal of time standing, which research suggests is far better for your health than sitting still all the time. Just make sure you have the right footwear in order to keep yourself comfortable and supported all day!


Ready to make a change? See the jobs Sterling Personnel has available and give us a call!

If your current job has you looking at the clock all day and seeing time pass painfully slowly, it might be time to consider a job where constant motion has the hours flying by. Warehouse jobs also offer great benefits, including possible access to a retirement account, health insurance, paid time off and more, so give these jobs a chance!

When you’re ready to make a move, check out the jobs Sterling Personnel is looking to fill. If you find one you like — whether it’s for a warehouse position or something else — give us a call! We’re ready to help you start a great new chapter in your life.