The Monthly Load-Down Apr. 2012
Looking for a Job? Think logistics.
Supply Chain & Logistics Hiring Heats Up
While U.S. job growth slowed significantly in March, the supply chain/logistics industry has done quite the opposite.
From supply chain management to software engineering to trucking, the demand for positions in our industry as a whole is growing. According to Career Builder, almost 50,000 jobs were posted online for supply chain and logistics management within the last three months, about a 25% increase over the same period last year. The rise is mainly due to the predicted economic recovery, more specifically in the manufacturing segment and the increase in educational opportunities in supply chain.
More universities such as the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business and MIT are launching new graduate degree programs like a Master’s of Science in Supply Chain Management. Just last month, the City of Chicago announced the $42 million funding of City Colleges of Chicago Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (TDL) Center at Olive-Harvey College, which will be the first comprehensive TDL education center in the state.
While college students are now being prepped in the classroom, ex-military personnel are generating interest from logistics recruiters. Many former servicemen and women offer an attractive skill set to recruiters because of their field experience in logistics and advanced technology.
As part of this industry growth, Load Delivered will be adding another 40 team members throughout 2012, offering a variety of positions in sales, operations, IT, and various internships. With the first class of 2012 behind us, we are looking forward to the success our May and June classes will bring.
If you are interested in a career at Load Delivered, be sure to check our website for available positions.
Illinois Technology Association – CityLIGHTS
Load Delivered is honored to be selected as a finalist for an Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Award in the Best Strategic Use of Technology category. Load Delivered is competing with other innovative companies that have leveraged technology to provide a unique product or service, or have redefined the norm in their industry. The development of our mobile platform has earned us this recognition, as we provide our carrier partners a load-finding mobile application and communication tool.
Winners are determined by a blended score based equally on public voting and the judge’s panel in all categories except the CityLIGHTS award, selected by ITA’s Board of Directors. Winners will be announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in the Great Hall at Union Station, Chicago. The gala, which sold out last year, attracts more than 700 people from 400 organizations including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers. Past recipients include GrubHub, Groupon and Chicago Transit Authority.
Carrier of the Month
Our April 2012 Carrier of the Month recipient is Pohl Transportation, Inc., a mid-sized family-owned and operated fleet from Ohio. Founded in 1991 by CEO Harold Pohl, the company has grown to include a strong fleet of 126 tractors and 332 trailers.
The company’s reputation was built upon providing quality, personalized service to fit their customers’ needs. Pohl Transportation has been a valued partner of Load Delivered since 2008.
Each month Load Delivered recognizes a tier-one carrier that personifies excellent customer service, reliability and communication for our Carrier of the Month program. The company is selected after careful review by our carrier, customer and accounting department members. Congratulations to Pohl Transportation and its team members for maintaining exemplary service and contributing to our continued success.
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