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It’s time to give white-collar perks to traditionally blue-collar jobs

November 4, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, businesses have touted perks like sign-on bonuses. Others have raised wages. But experts say that companies should go even further as they reconsider compensation for many crucial blue-collar jobs that are struggling with staffing.

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Supply Chain Workforce Turnover- Importance Of Assessing Employee Sentiment

November 1, 2021

Mass media is now relentless in daily headlines depicting how supply chain disruptions will impact this holiday season and the overall availability of needed or desired products. Among different attributed causes and challenges have been a shortage of workers across many areas of the economy and especially in areas of supply chain management execution operations and customer fulfilment.

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Overcoming the Supply Chain Labor Crisis

September 29, 2021

Employers across all industries are feeling the heat. The Department of Labor reports there are currently 10 million job openings with about 1 million fewer job seekers than there are positions available. Although some employers remain hopeful that next month’s discontinuation of supplemental federal unemployment benefits will help fill openings, supply chain labor shortages aren’t going anywhere.

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Warehouse Worker Shortages Trigger Higher Pay, Use of Robot Assistants

September 27, 2021

An already heightened demand for online shopping has warehouse and logistics operators scrambling to fill jobs ahead of the busy holiday season, dangling signing bonuses and higher pay while calling on robots to fill the gaps. The labor shortage has smaller operators trying to compete against eCommerce giants like Amazon and Walmart, which have bigger payroll tills and richer perks to draw from.

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Logistics Operators Raise Pay, Enlist Robots to Meet Holiday Demand

September 26, 2021

Warehouse operators are throwing every tool they can at increasingly urgent efforts to hire seasonal workers as they brace for an expected flood of holiday goods amid competition for scarce labor from deep-pocketed rivals.

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The Future of hiring (and retaining) supply chain workers

September 23, 2021

Burning through contingent employees in the supply chain workforce is not a new issue – yet the problem is worse than ever. Jobs such as forklift operators, truck drivers, and warehouse associates come with record-high turnover rates that have been increasing year after year. With holiday demand already skyrocketing, more manpower is needed throughout the supply chain – and businesses simply won’t survive with these unfilled positions.

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WorkStep lands $17 million to facilitate industrial staffing process

February 26, 2021

WorkStep, a Portland, Oregon-based jobs platform designed to facilitate worker hiring and retention in the logistics and industrial sectors, said Wednesday it has landed $17 million in funding.

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Technology Solves Onboarding Woes Amdist COIVD

February 26, 2021

Employment rate is a highly discussed topic during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the supply chain and beyond. And, prior to the pandemic, a labor shortage throughout the supply took hold. Today, consumers look for essential industries for secure jobs after the shut down revealed how fragile employment can be. So many are flocking to the supply chain.

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WorkStep, a startup that helps large employers find and retain frontline workers, raises $10.5M Series A

February 3, 2021

Finding, and retaining, frontline workers has likely never been as critical as it is in these pandemic days. Enter WorkStep, a four-year-old startup that was founded with the mission of helping large supply chain employers do just that. The fully distributed company announced this morning that it has closed on a $10.5 million Series A round, building on top of a previously unannounced $6.7 million seed funding that included equity and a convertible note.

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As The Pandemic Continues, Supporting Frontline Workers Becomes A Competitive Advantage

October 15, 2020

Much has been made of the contributions of doctors and other health care workers during the Covid crisis, and very rightly so. But for some reason, the only time manufacturing workers seem to get much attention is when bad news happens, as with the coronavirus outbreaks among workers at meatpacking plants a few months ago. That’s a grave injustice, given that these essential workers have shown up day in and day out since the whole thing began, keeping our groceries and other essentials flowing almost without interruption.

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