News July 2017 Volume 4
Workforce Specialists Analytics Newsletter
Record high optimism reported by US manufacturers in latest survey by the National Association of Manufacturers.
Look for automation growth to accelerate, especially in auto, food and logistics sectors.
When Amazon plans a national job fair, hiring tens of thousands of logistics workers, the available labor pool shrinks, is especially critical as many plan for what looks to be a busy peak season in logistics. It is critical that your wages are fair and competitive in this ever-tightening labor market.
Check out the latest article published by the Workforce & Supply Chain Analytics team at Westaff about workplace stability and the costs of turnover.

The signs that wages on the lower end of the scale are starting to move up, is a strong sign that the labor market continues to tighten

A view into daily instability:
  • Transportation, child and elder care issues
  • Food, housing, health or safety insecurity
  • Lack of resources to deal with issue
  • "Agency Time" - dealing with agencies to address issues
  • Relationships trump achievement goals
  • Constant problem-solving (the unsung strength of those living with daily instability)
Keith Wisner, Vice President - Workforce & Supply Chain Analytics.