Minnesota's Twin Cities have seen a lot of debate about the effectiveness and implementation of higher minimum wages in recent years, and both Minneapolis and St. Paul ended up choosing to raise pay levels for their lowest-earning workers to $15 per hour.
Those who keep a close eye on the broader job market nationwide have likely seen a lot of talk about the "skills gap" in a number of industries.
The low unemployment environment in today's industrial market has made it more difficult for companies to fill vacant warehouse jobs, which may be a big issue with the holiday shopping season fast approaching.
Across the U.S., minimum wages are starting to rise at the local and state levels even as federal lawmakers continue to drag their feet on a serious debate about a national $15 minimum wage.
The improving economy and tight job market has been good news for businesses and workers alike, as improving bottom lines have led to higher pay in many industries.
With seasonal work for warehouses and delivery such a big part of the holiday shopping season for many employers nationwide, there's a bit of a new hurdle in the job market that could restrain companies' ambitions.
Over the past several years, the warehousing industry has boomed largely because of the widespread economic recovery and simultaneous growth in the ubiquity of online shopping with the promise of rapid delivery.
Over the past few years, many companies of all shapes and sizes have tried to staff up in their warehouses as a means of meeting higher demand for logistics services across the country.
While many states are lagging behind on adopting a higher minimum wage, there are a number of major cities that are pushing ahead with such an effort.
Across the country, many opponents of a higher minimum wage will prop up their arguments by saying that higher labor costs - for small businesses in particular - could lead to job loss for the lowest-paid workers.
Across the U.S., the logistics industry is flourishing thanks to the continued growth in demand for warehousing and shipping services.
Across the Southern U.S., two industries have made sizable steps forward in recent years.
Many states are trying to figure out the future of minimum-wage work these days, with some choosing to legislate the issue and others leaving it up to the voters.
A number of organizations have launched and broadened the scope of logistics training programs that prepare people of all ages for employment in warehousing.
Many states are taking a slow-but-steady approach to raising the minimum wage for their lowest-paid residents, and North Carolina has been no exception.
New Jersey has seen a lot of expansion for its warehousing industry in recent years thanks to the rise of e-commerce and the broadly improving economy.
Across the U.S., numerous states are trying to improve conditions for their workers, including raising the minimum wage.
One of the biggest drivers of warehouse hiring nationwide over the past few years has been the aggressive construction and rapid expansion of Amazon facilities.
Over the past few years, widespread interest in warehousing efforts has led to significant growth in the construction of such facilities.
Over the past few years, a number of states have opted to handle the debate about raising the minimum wage within their legislatures.