During November, the transportation and warehousing sector added 31,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary. January's BLS jobs report revealed that employment in the same sector changed little during December. How was there relatively no change in this sector from one month to the next? Demand for transportation and warehousing workers could have risen prior to December as employers prepared for increasing demand for their services brought on by the holidays. Below is a list of employers that have been advertising for transportation and warehousing jobs.
While evaluating recruiting analytics in the transportation and warehousing sector, we found that the hardest-to-fill job wasn't what we expected. Of course we know that Truck Drivers are typically hard-to-recruit due to a high turnover and a lack of interest in this field. In November, we discovered hiring for Truck Drivers was becoming more difficult, increasing 9 points on our Hiring Scale from 43 to 52 (our Hiring Scale score ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 indicating hard-to-fill.) Since then, the Hiring Scale score increased 4 more points, scoring 56. Despite Truck Drivers becoming harder-to-recruit, First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators score even higher on our Hiring Scale, 59. Supervisory job ads are also posted online for a longer period of time than Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers, 55 days versus 41, about a 2 week difference. This is the time it takes Recruiters to post a job ad, collect resumes, and being the interviewing process.
|Avg. Posting Period (Days)|
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||56||55|
|First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators||59||41|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand||7||44|
|Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers||29||42|
|First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers||36||41|
|Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists||40||44|
|Customer Service Representatives||29||44|
|Bus Drivers, School or Special Client||10||44|
|First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||45||42|
|First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers||56||48|
While recruiting conditions on average are likely to be difficult for Supervisors and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers, there are some locations that have lower scores on our Hiring Scale. Below are the top 5 locations to recruit both of these jobs.
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material
Moving-Machine and Vehicle Operators
San Jose (CA) has the most favorable recruiting conditions for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers. Mobile (AL) has the best hiring environment for First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators.
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