Industry Overview – Logistics/E-Commerce
The Logistics/E-Commerce cluster is made up of interrelated industries such as refrigerated warehousing, self-storage facilities, freight transporting companies, and overnight delivery businesses. In 2013-2014, over 50,000 workers were employed in this cluster, making up 4 percent of the economic market’s workforce population. Industries showing the highest projected job openings include: Warehousing and Storage; General Freight Trucking; Specialized Freight Trucking; Couriers and Express Delivery Services; Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic); and Repair and Maintenance. In demand entry-level and middle skills jobs include truck drivers, mechanics, supply chain workers for “fulfillment” or on-line ordering businesses, fork lift operators, warehouse workers, bi-lingual supervisors and order takers/route planners.