Supply Chain Professionals Optimistic About Jobs and Job Market

Well over half (54%) of professionals received a bonus award this year, which markedly climbed from 43% in 2020. MH&L Staff AUG 23, 2021 Seems things are looking up. Around 58% of professionals felt positive about the current job market, according to a  study released on August 17 from DSJ Globa. This is a big differenceRead More

Warehouses are Luring Workers from Other Industries

An additional 282,470 workers could be needed by Q2 2021. MH&L Staff AUG 05, 2021 Greater demand for warehouse space stemming from a structural shift in supply chain dynamics has led to a highly competitive labor environment in many markets, which COVID-19 has exacerbated. In 2Q 2021, a record 423.7 million square feet of industrialRead More

Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in June

Average hourly wages in durable goods increased by 4.9%, year-over-year, as employers woo talent. Ryan Secard JUL 04, 2021 Manufacturing employment crept up slowly last month. On July 2, the Census Bureau’s latest Employment Situation report showed that goods-manufacturing businesses hired 15,000 more people in June after hiring 39,000 in May. That’s despite significant lossesRead More

Supply, Talent Shortages Weigh on Manufacturing Growth

The manufacturing sector grew last month for the thirteenth month running, albeit at a slightly slower pace than it had in May. The Institute for Supply Management, in its June report on manufacturing business, lowered its manufacturing PMI to 60.6%—above the 50% mark indicating growth, but 0.6 points lower than May’s 61.2% PMI. Results fromRead More

Job Satisfaction Remains High, Despite Pandemic

Employees are happy as many companies went above and beyond in supporting their workers during the pandemic, said the Conference Board EHS Today Staff APR 28, 2021 Despite the fallout from the pandemic -- an economic crisis, mass layoffs, and high unemployment -- the percent of employees reporting overall satisfaction with their jobs remained highRead More

Is Your Future Talent Hidden in Plain Sight?

There are 28 million hidden workers according to the Harvard Business Project on Managing the Future of Work. Adrienne Selko APR 05, 2021 If you are like me, you struggle with understanding how so many jobs are going unfilled, and yet there are so many people out of work. Joseph Fuller, who is a co-chairRead More

New US Jobless Claims Drop Below 700,000, 1st Time Since Pandemic: Gov’t

The drop of 97,000 from the prior's week's upwardly revised figure was much better than analysts forecast. Agence France-Presse MAR 25, 2021 New filings for regular unemployment benefits in the United States dropped to 684,000 last week, the government said Thursday, their first reading below 700,000 since the pandemic sparked mass layoffs. The drop ofRead More

Survey: 88% of Manufacturers Optimistic about 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers’ quarterly record of manufacturer optimism hit its highest point in two years. IW Staff MAR 09, 2021 Most U.S. manufacturers see clear skies ahead, according to a new survey released by the National Association of Manufacturers. A majority, 87.6% of 450 respondents, of small, medium and large businesses reported feelingRead More

Retail Will Grow Dramatically First Half of 2021

"The supply chain slowdown we usually see after the holiday season never really happened this winter, and imports are already starting to grow again," said Jonathan Gold, of National Retail Federation. MH&L Staff MAR 09, 2021 As increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable additional shopping options, imports at the nation’s largest retail containerRead More