Jobs in shipping and e-commerce are booming, but they’re inconveniently located. New transit solutions are helping workers commute

CHICAGO – Home Chef is in the midst of a hiring spree at its Bedford Park, Illinois, plant, where employees prep, package and ship meal kits that have soared in popularity during the pandemic. But filling those jobs can be a challenge, and not only because it requires toiling in 40-degree temperatures. Bedford Park, a hub for manufacturing employers just outside the Chicago city limits, can be difficult to get to for those who don’t drive. Without a car, the commute to the plant requires multiple buses and trains and a long walk through an industrial park, often at odd hours when public transi…

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