Vaccine delivery-related work one of the top supply chain jobs
As deliveries of the Covid-19 vaccine ramp-up, related work is becoming one of the top supply chain jobs in the country according to leading staffing firms Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions. Including distribution and logistics, these new jobs can turn into temporary or temporary to permanent opportunities. Using analysis from their award-winning Stafftrack tool, which tracks job openings across the country, the firms identified vaccine-related jobs along with other the top supply chain jobs that will continue to help essential businesses meet demand while ensuring the safety of their workers and the strength and resiliency of the supply chain.
With the use of its award-winning Stafftrack tool, Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions remain optimistic that the job growth seen across manufacturing, retail, logistics and transportation in the second half of 2020 will continue through the first quarter of 2021. The firms identified the top supply chain jobs that will continue to help essential businesses meet demand while ensuring the safety of their workers and the strength and resiliency of the supply chain
In reviewing jobs data from the second half of 2020 and identifying top growth areas in the fourth quarter, Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions identified top jobs for both essential temporary and temp-to-perm work. This will help helps people get a foot in the door at a company for a long-term opportunity:
- Vaccine-related work, including distribution and logistics
- Logistics and Transportation Coordinators
- Food Production and Packaging Associates
- Returns, Packing and Sorting Workers
- Janitorial/Hygiene/Housekeeping Staff
- Assembly Line and Production Workers
- Forklift and Machine Operators
- Product Quality Control
- Materials Handling and Distribution Associates
- Warehouse Associates
These jobs reflect the need for top talent in coordinating incoming and outgoing products, key roles in distribution, transportation and logistics and the ongoing part companies play in pandemic safety amid COVID-19 increases. With the anticipation of increases in vaccine delivery that will both disrupt the supply chain and offer new opportunities, manufacturers, retailers, logistics and transportation companies will play major roles in both keeping the supply chain moving and keeping essential workers in jobs safely. As these roles continue to be in demand, more companies are using temporary workers to maintain customer satisfaction across both ends of the supply chain, while ensuring that work is done safely and efficiently.
“Balancing safety with the need for increased numbers of workers across manufacturing, transportation and logistics is priority one for companies across the supply chain,” said Carl Schweihs, president of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions. “A strong holiday season led to a larger-than-ever returns season, which led companies to look for workers in manufacturing, logistics, transportation and e-commerce. The need for jobs across the supply chain will continue to expand, from vaccine-related work to delivery of essential food and medical supplies so that goods and services get where they need to be, when they need to be there.”
About Staff Management | SMX
Staff Management | SMX is a leading, light-industrial staffing partner, specializing in managing the contingent workforce at manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution facilities. Its proven onsite staffing solution and individualized recruitment and placement services provide value to a diverse range of clients. Whether you need a dedicated onsite team to run your staffing program or are looking to partner with a seasoned recruiter to fill your semiskilled or high-skill positions, Staff Management | SMX has you covered. Staff Management | SMX is part of TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI), a global leader in specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2019, TrueBlue connected approximately 724,000 people with work. Learn more at staffmanagement.com and meetstafftrack.com.
About SIMOS Solutions
SIMOS Insourcing Solutions emphasizes recruiting, operational expertise and industry-leading engineering support to solve dynamic workforce challenges. Its core of certified engineers and experienced on-site workforce leadership provides insight and expertise to help optimize processes and provide scalable workforces, budget certainty and increased efficiencies in distribution, fulfillment, reverse logistics and light manufacturing. SIMOS is part of TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI), a global leader in specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2019, TrueBlue connected approximately 724,000 people with work. Learn more at simossolutions.com.
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