Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

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The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. The American Trucking Association expect a shortage of roughly 70,000 truck drivers in 2019, which will increase to 175,000 by 2026.

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Transportation Innovation 2018

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A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department). In May 2018 unemployment dropped to 3.8% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics), with the addition of 223,000 new jobs.