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chi-AdamMarshall3 (2) Adam Marshall of Newmark Knight Frank in Chicago

CHICAGO—Finding quality labor for a new warehouse has become difficult for many firms, and the task of staffing a facility is likely to get even more challenging in the years ahead. Only about 9% of all retail sales are completed using e-commerce, and that portion is expected to rise precipitously for at least another decade. And even though distribution centers are utilizing more robotics and other high-tech tools, the low unemployment rate means its getting hard to find the right people to run such operations.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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