Many municipalities and states have moved in the past few years to boost minimum wage levels for workers, bringing positive financial news to thousands or more residents.
Over the past few years, the growing popularity of e-commerce has been a significant boon to both the logistics industry and the U.S. job market as a whole, and that's a trend that seems likely to continue for some time to come.
With logistics demand on the rise overall across the U.S., it should come as no surprise that warehouses nationwide are on the lookout for employees with a variety of skills.
A number of states and municipalities across the country have decided to raise their minimum wage levels to $15 per hour in the past few years.AAA
The rate at which many logistics companies are now looking to create and fill warehouse jobs nationwide is significant, and in certain regions, the industry has brought a newfound level of prosperity.
The tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania has become fertile ground for the warehousing industry over the past several years thanks to the rise of e-commerce and the region's proximity to many population hubs in both the U.S. and Canada.
The federal minimum wage has been a bit of a sticky subject over the past few years, even as many states and individual cities have moved to raise their own minimums.
There are many states where the number of warehouse jobs has expanded significantly in the past few years, and companies are often scooping up applicants as fast as they can to meet ever-growing demand.
With so much demand in the logistics industry over the past few years, the number of people with lots of experience and skills in the field who are actively looking for jobs has likely dwindled considerably.
One of the biggest drivers of logistics hiring over the past few years has been the fact that many companies are ramping up their e-commerce operations to better meet consumer demand and expectations.
The extent to which the logistics industry has grown and changed over the past few years is considerable, but that evolution has brought more job opportunities to workers looking for high hourly pay and strong benefits.
As increased efficiency becomes more achievable through technological means for many logistics firms, other issues may fall by the wayside even if they shouldn't.
As of July 1 - the start of the new fiscal year for many city governments - a new, higher minimum wage went into effect in municipalities across the U.S., allowing hundreds of thousands of workers nationwide to earn more per hour.
The East Coast has been home to a significant expansion of the logistics industry over the past few years, in large part because there are so many major population centers located there.
The warehousing industry can provide many Americans with job opportunities that pay well and come with excellent benefits.
One of the biggest drivers of the warehouse hiring trend in recent years has been the work of the e-commerce titan Amazon as it seeks to improve shipping times and operations nationwide.
The idea of a higher minimum wage has been on the minds of local, state and national legislators for some time now, and more lawmakers are putting those ideas into action across the U.S.
With logistics jobs proliferating across the country, experts are now a little concerned that there might not be enough well-trained workers who can handle the positions.
Given the way the number of logistics jobs available nationwide has risen in the past several years, it should come as no surprise that many are trying to prepare workers to take open positions in the sector.
The minimum wage has been a topic of considerable political debate over the past few years, with a number of cities and states undertaking efforts to significantly boost the hourly salaries for their lowest-paid workers.