As many retailers and logistics companies needed workers to meet the swift transition to e-commerce to get products into the hands of customers during the pandemic, it resulted in a boom of recruitment and onboarding of thousands of new workers. LinkedIn’s job numbers show that the demand for more workers is still there, even after peak season.
Between driver shortages and plant outbreaks and closures, 2020 hit supply chain operations hard, leaving companies scrambling to figure out how to stay in operation, safely and profitably.
The ISM Manufacturing Business Survey for December 2020 reported that supplier deliveries were delayed in good part to labor availability. The inability of manufacturers to attract and retain workers continues to disrupt service levels, said Timothy Fiore, chair of the ISM manufacturing business survey committee.