LOGISTIC BUSINESS * USA: 1.4 million new supply chain workers by 2018
* How can a $1.3 trillion industry, getting bigger every year, be hidden in plain sight?
... The vast U.S. logistics business, which delivers 48 million tons of freight (worth about $48 billion) daily and already employs roughly 6 million people, operates mostly behind the scenes... The logistics industry has a recruiting problem. It’s huge, making up 8.5% of GDP, and growing fast. But to most job seekers, it’s misunderstood — or invisible... That outdated image is a huge hurdle for an industry that badly needs new talent in high tech, analytics, robotics, and engineering. Career changers, take note: Seasoned managers, marketers, data analysts, and human resources executives are also in demand... That’s even before the wave of boomer retirements the MHI projects over the next few years. In total, says a new MHI report, the logistics business will be looking to fill about 1.4 million jobs, or roughly 270,000 per year, by 2018...
(Photo courtesy, Coyote Logistics - The offices at Coyote Logistics in Chicago) -- Chicago, ILL, USA - Fortune, by Anne Fisher - May 1, 2014