During the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably heard about the economic difficulties that came with it, particularly global supply chain issues. Shipping delays, equipment availability, and labor shortages are challenges businesses and consumers continue to face.
The good news is that the supply chain industry is steady and growing, which demands the need to attract and retain new talent.
In 2021, an economic report revealed logistics was the most important job for our economy and society. A logistics or supply chain position could be a good fit for you, no matter where you are in your career.
Challenge the Supply Chain Stereotypes
Companies are aware that job seekers may find logistics unattractive due to misconceptions about the industry. Logistics workers ensure critical items, including the items you order online, are delivered as quickly as possible. Logistics entails more than just moving goods, driving trucks, or working at a warehouse. There are also many administrative and sales support roles available. Logistics jobs can also be well-paid. According to the Association for Supply Chain Management’s (ASCM) 2021 Supply Chain Salary and Career Report, the typical salary for workers entering the supply chain industry is $60,000. Networking with other logistics professionals can also give you a first-hand look at the many opportunities available in the supply chain industry.
Education and Tech Opportunities are Available
Another misconception about logistics is that it lags behind other businesses in technology. This is not the case. Workers in the logistics industry have access to a wide range of cutting-edge technology, including autonomous vehicles, robotics, machine automation, and other helpful and new technologies. There are also educational and certification opportunities available. Whether just graduating from college or already in the field, about one-third of job seekers say they found employment in less than a month. More than half were working within 90 days.
Find Your Professional Purpose
People need logistics to live a quality life. If you appreciate solving problems and helping people, a career in logistics or the supply chain industry may be right for you. Working in logistics allows you to set the tone for a memorable customer experience. When you accept your logistics or supply chain job, learn how you can become an advocate for your company to help promote the growing industry to others. An example of this could be going to networking events or posting on social platforms where logistics professionals can learn about your job.
If you need help finding a position like this, we can help.
Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. If you have any questions about logistics jobs in your area or about your job search, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.