Logistics moves up on list of area job creators
Industry and education have forged a successful partnership in Ohio, and they are beginning to turn some heads.
Columbus State Community College recently hosted a recruitment event devoted entirely to logistics, and 40 companies came in search of new talent. And they were ready to hire: nearly 25% of the companies were prepared to make job offers on the spot.
One of the key economic drivers in the region surrounding Columbus, Ohio is logistics. Significant warehousing and distribution capability exists in the state. Ohio is central geographically, and is accessible to a large part of the U.S. population.
The Columbus Dispatch had a conversation recently with Mary Vaughn, Columbus State Community College’s logistics chairwoman, which sheds light on the improving fortunes of those in the state who aspire to build a career in the supply chain.
Every job fair is designed to connect employers with talented, confident applicants — potential hires who, ideally, know where they want to go and, just as important, how to get there.
That was especially true last month when 40 companies converged on Columbus State Community College for a recruitment event devoted entirely to logistics — an industry that hinges, as one participant put it, on “moving product from Point A to Point B as fast and as efficiently as possible.”
The logistics industry itself appears to be on a fast track, especially in and around Columbus. According to a survey by the Columbus Chamber’s region-logistics council, which co-sponsored the March 20 job fair with Columbus State, four-fifths of central Ohio companies plan to hire additional logistics employees this year. Those individuals will work in the transportation, warehousing and wholesale sectors, among others. Three-fourths of the companies added such positions in 2011. (Read more…)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management continue to offer opportunity for new graduates.
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