As we emerge from a tumultuous year that has seen unemployment rates on the rise, we have seen a number of industries experiencing high growth and facing skills shortages – particularly in Warehousing, Storage and Distribution
Ecommerce has experienced an unprecedented boom thanks to the shift in shopping habits from retail to online aided by the pandemic. There was 50% growth in food and personal care items since the prior year with pre-prepared meals being a strong growth sector. Fashion saw similar levels of growth as shoppers became accustomed to online shopping.
With 5% of the overall ecommerce market shopping online for the first time and many others enjoying the convenience during lockdown, it is expected this trend will continue making way for employment growth in the sector.
This trend has a flow-on effect to truck drivers and delivery drivers who are in the list of in-demand roles across the country. .
Truck driver comes in at number one as the most popular job title in the logistics sector. With the huge surge in demand for essential goods, demand for long-haul truck drivers who can keep distribution flowing is up. Data shows that truck traffic is expected to increase by 50% between now and 2030 and Truck & delivery drivers are in high demand to meet this increasing demand.
Unlike truck drivers, who tend to long-haul driving, Last-mile delivery drivers tend to work within a smaller zone and execute the delivery to local consumer.
From logistics managers, stock controllers and client service managers to forklift operators and pick packers are all in high demand. With the augmentation of online shopping, especially during the height of the pandemic, it’s no wonder to see warehouse worker on the list of in-demand jobs in the logistics sector for 2021
Like with other supply chain fields, there are many career opportunities within customer service including entry-level roles like being an account specialist at a logistics firm, working to coordinate product shipments and resolve customer issues. At the more senior level, customer service career opportunities include being a customer service manager and overseeing the satisfaction of a company’s entire client base.
Supply chains are an integral part the economy and new supply chains and processes are being created every day. As a result, there are a lot of job opportunities available in each of the three major fields (and beyond).
There are some commonly sought after certifications that can give you a little extra boost if you are looking for work or upgrade your skills in any of these sectors.
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