In-Demand Career: Warehouse Associate  

April 20, 2023

When it comes to ensuring products are successfully and safely transported into the hands of retailers and customers, the role of warehouse associates is crucial. They are responsible for handling and managing inventory, fulfilling orders, and ensuring timely delivery to customers.

A typical day for a warehouse associate might involve receiving and processing incoming stock and materials, picking and filling orders from stock, packing and shipping orders, organizing and retrieving stock in the warehouse, and performing inventory checks. They may also be responsible for maintaining cleanliness and organization in the warehouse and adhering to safety protocols.

According to, the average salary of a warehouse worker is $33,150 in Kentucky, or $15.94 per hour. 

Warehouse associates must possess excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as physical stamina, as the job often requires heavy lifting and prolonged periods of standing and walking. They should also be able to work well in a team, as warehouse operations often require collaboration between different departments and workers.

In addition to these skills, a successful warehouse associate should also possess strong communication skills and attention to detail. They must be able to accurately track inventory levels and ensure that orders are fulfilled correctly to prevent any loss or damage to products.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a warehouse associate, contact the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail nearest you. 

The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail helps match job seekers with local employment and training opportunities. Our business solutions team offers employers of all sizes and industries personalized support to build a competitive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I funds through the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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