The idea of raising the minimum wage at the state level has been picking up steam for some time now, as federal lawmakers continue to hold off on making such a decision.
Logistics companies are always looking for ways to make warehouse workers more efficient in their jobs, and modern technology now provides many avenues to do so.
It should come as little surprise these days that regions of the country that happen to be centrally located are big focal points for booming warehousing efforts.
Many cities across the country have moved to raise their minimum wages above and beyond their states' levels, and some have been able to tout significant long-term success in the efforts.
One of the big issues for a growing number of manufacturing businesses is a lack of well-trained workers to fill all the open positions they may have. A similar dilemma faces the warehousing industry.
The number of new warehouses and expanded operations seen up and down the Eastern Seaboard in recent years has been impressive, particularly in centralized locations like Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The recent boom in warehouse hiring - seen over the past several years - has come largely because e-commerce companies large and small are now getting a lot more business, and need well-trained workers to meet ever-growing demand.
As competition for warehouse space and talent heats up along the East Coast, it should come as no surprise that a centrally located state like Virginia is a hotbed of activity these days.
While many parts of the U.S. have seen significant growth in the logistics industry, some got a bit of a later start than others in catching the wave.
Concerns over the rising cost of living and a stagnant minimum wage have led a number of states and municipalities to consider changes that would allow workers to earn more money per hour.
The ability to run a logistics operation as smoothly and safely as possible is crucial to keeping bottom lines under control.
As warehouses strive for greater efficiency, many companies now turn to the latest technologies to help them achieve those ends.
Like many states across the country, Alabama has benefited significantly from growth in the warehouse logistics industry over the past several years.
Although more organizations are moving to identify and train the next generation of workers in the logistics industry, the approaches they take vary widely.
Like many of the other parts of the country, California has seen significant improvement in its warehouse industry over the past several years.
As massive warehousing facilities crop up across the U.S., the logistics sector faces a similar problem to that of manufacturing.
In recent months, the number of warehousing projects that have gotten underway and started creating new jobs in the state of Georgia has been impressive.
For some time now, the big hub of the warehouse industry explosion has been Central Pennsylvania, as its proximity to many of the major population centers in the U.S. and Canada makes it a prime shipping location.
When the subject of warehousing comes up, many might imagine lots of individual efforts in centralized locations with large populations.
Warehouse jobs have increased in demand over the past few years as the need for well-trained, professional workers has grown sharply.