With the explosion in warehousing activity in recent years, it is understandable that heavy hiring comes with it.
The results of the recent election shifted the power balance in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Over the past several years, many states have made the decision to raise their own minimum wages above and beyond what is mandated by the federal government.
Like many regions of the U.S. since the end of the recession, the Southeast has seen many warehousing efforts spring up in recent years to support a number of industries.
As more states across the U.S. are poised to raise their minimum wages - often significantly - at the start of 2019, talk of following suit is also starting to pick up in a number of other places nationwide.
For most of the last several years, perhaps the fastest-growing sector in Eastern Pennsylvania has been the warehousing industry.
Worker safety should be of the utmost importance to any business, regardless of sector or size.
With the passage by popular vote of a higher minimum wage in the neighboring states of Missouri and Arkansas in early November, it seems that many experts predict yet another wave of increases for states nationwide.
It makes sense that with so much warehousing activity springing up in proximity to major population centers, the geographic center of the country would also be a home to significant growth in this regard.
With so many population centers in and near Florida, it's small wonder that the Sunshine State - and in particular its northern and central regions - is now how to a burgeoning logistics industry.
The results of the recent election have shifted the balance of power in a number of states across the U.S., allowing lawmakers to more effectively change minimum wage laws within their borders.
Pennsylvania has long been known as the Keystone State because of its close proximity to a number of major population centers on the East Coast.
Over the past few years, the extent to which the e-commerce boom has impacted the national warehousing sector almost cannot be overstated.
At this time of year, many warehousing operations are focused heavily on simply onboarding as many people as possible to ensure that they can meet demand during the busy holiday season.
Across the country, many states with sizable cities have seen their warehousing markets grow quickly as demand for e-commerce in particular continues to grow.
With a number of cities and states having signed off on a $15 minimum wage, many parts of the country are now looking for an example.
There has been a lot of focus in recent years on the ability of businesses - regardless of size - to pay their workers higher hourly wages.
While there are many major cities where the warehousing industry is booming, one of the biggest movers and shakers in this regard is the Dallas-Forth Worth region of Texas.
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.
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