News July 2017 Volume 4
Workforce and Logistics Analytics Newsletter
 
When Amazon plans a national job fair, hiring tens of thousands of logistics workers, the available labor pool shrinks, and it 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.
     
 
And e-commerce growth continues to accelerate (see chart to left), adding to demand for warehouse workers. 

Look for automation growth to accelerate, especially in auto, food and logistics sectors.
     
 
Check out the latest report published by the Workforce & Supply Chain Analytics Team at ProLogistix about workplace stability and the costs of turnover.

Signs that wages on the lower end of the scale are starting to move up, 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.