Distribution center in Allentown looking to hire 90-120 employees before opening in the fall

Cris Collingwood//May 10, 2022

Distribution center in Allentown looking to hire 90-120 employees before opening in the fall

Cris Collingwood//May 10, 2022

Uline warehouse – Provided by Uline –

Wisconsin-based Uline, a shipping supply specialist, is opening a new distribution center in Allentown and plans to hire between 90-120 associates to staff the facility.  

The new facility at 8449 Congdon Hill Drive continues the trend of double-digit growth Uline has experienced throughout North America over the past five years, the company said.  

Expected to open in the third quarter of this year, the company plans to hire and train now to fill the key positions needed, including warehouse associates, material handlers, forklift operators, mechanics, warehouse clerks, custodians and managerial staff.  

Uline said starting wages will be $25 per hour. Uline offers bonus programs that include annual performance, sales goals and profit sharing, it said. 

 Employees also receive generous paid time off as well as opportunities for development and growth. 

 “This new distribution center is in the works, now we’re looking for quality candidates to make it a success,” said Senior Human Resources Manager Rob May. 

 “We have great opportunities in the Lehigh Valley area for people seeking work with a stable, customer, employee and family focused company,” he said. 

The facility will distribute Uline’s wide range of products including shipping supplies and safety products to branches nationwide – guaranteeing Uline’s promise of next-day delivery, May said. 

 “Uline’s expansion over the last few years has been monumental, and we anticipate it trending this way for many years to come,” said Senior Director of Redistribution Wade Goff. “Our continued growth led to a need for an additional distribution center in the Pennsylvania market to serve Uline’s locations across our North American footprint.”  

Pennsylvania businesses relied on Uline products as they adjusted their operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, purchasing to-go containers for restaurants, cleaning and janitorial supplies for grocery and retail, and personal protective equipment for hospitals and testing sites, Groff added.  

As many businesses return to pre-pandemic operations, demand for Uline’s catalog of business products continues to grow. The Allentown distribution center is the latest of Uline’s ongoing expansion, which already employs nearly 1,000 people in the Lehigh Valley.