Warehousing has been steadily building as an industry over the last few years.
But no one could have predicted the current boom in one particular area: job creation.
Warehousing and all aspects of it are currently hot property for people who need employment, especially the younger generation, who are finding that many other sectors and industries simply don’t have any work opportunities. So warehousing is very much where it is at right now. This article looks at this upsurge in our favorite industry.
The news is pretty good. It seems that the industry has plenty of space left when it comes to jobs. In fact, the UK Warehousing Association Boss Roger Williams recently commented on the growth in the logistics industry, which includes jobs such as packer, picker, freight clerks and truck drivers. He stated that: ‘The UK logistic sector is worth £93 billion to the UK economy’. With much of the work going on in warehouses being part of the logistics industry as a whole, this means that it is one of the few sectors that is not suffering from the kind of ‘negative effect’ that the worldwide recession seems to be inflicting upon business in general.
There are 196,000 companies that operate within the logistics sector, and they are responsible for 1 in 12 of the jobs that are currently available in the country. This is a staggering fact, and shows just how important logistics is in the UK business landscape. The industry also has a huge gap to fill, with up to 900,000 jobs expected o be created, from picker to truck driver, over the next six years. Again, not bad for a country that is supposed to be gripped tight in the throes of recession.
The logistics growth enabler
The reason why this is all happening sprouts from the idea that businesses need to move product on a consistent basis. Whether they sell food or computers, these products have to be moved from the warehouse to the retailer somehow, and logistics is at the heart of that whole process. With businesses growing in number and more money being spent on business investment, it is clear that the number of situations that require strong logistics support will continue to grow. As these situations continue to increase in number, so will the personnel that companies need to meet objectives. This all leads to a healthy industry and a boom to the workforce on a national level.
The logistics sector is what analysts call a ‘growth enabler’ in that it allows a wide variety of businesses and individuals to take delivery of products and goods and bring in revenue. From the flower shop that needs fresh flowers delivered by the next morning, to the eBay entrepreneur who needs all of her stock delivered to one place by dinnertime, there will always be a need for logistics providers who bring a high quality service, such as DMG Freight Services. And that is why employers are scrambling now to ensure they get the very best of the young graduates and school leavers who have a part to play.