If you have yet to consider a career in logistics, you should! In this post, we explain why logistics, one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, attracts a surprising number of young Millennials and Gen Zs.
Logistics offers career opportunities for everyone from drivers to executives in a thriving multibillion dollar industry. Take a few minutes to refresh your perception of the industry and consider the potential fit it can deliver for your career future.
“In 2020, the North American logistics market was sized at over two trillion U.S. dollars and ranked second after Asia-Pacific. The Asia-Pacific region’s logistics market reached more than 3.9 trillion U.S. dollars that year.” – statista
While famous for its drivers, the backbone of the industry, the modern logistics industry integrates and connects diverse services and disciplines. For job seekers, it offers roles in areas such as supply chain management, freight, warehouse and fulfillment, last-minute delivery, cybersecurity, and manufacturing.
With so many moving parts, logistics has become increasingly innovative, and data driven. Safety, security, and compliance are important aspects of the logistics industry today as many companies like Pentagon look to embrace new technologies like automation and artificial intelligence.
Over 5.2 million Americans work in the logistics industry, which represents 3.5 percent of the nation’s total workforce. – US Bureau of Labor Statistics
The pandemic showed how the logistics industry empowers economies to operate successfully, even in the face of historic disruption and volatility. As a logistics employee, the economic importance of the industry benefits you through competitive compensation and plenty of job prospects. The combination of opportunity and job security that attracts millions of skilled employees to the industry may also appeal to you.
Logistics companies employ all kinds of people with various skills. Drivers, planners and managers, procurement specialists, warehouse and storage specialists, and shipping and receiving clerks and analysts all work at companies like Pentagon. So do customer service reps, IT and HR pros, sales and marketing experts, bookkeepers and finance professionals, as well as manufacturing, product, engineering, and other technical specialists.
“The base salary for Logistics Manager in the US ranges from $100,736 to $126,051 with the average base salary of $113,850.” – salary.com
Finding your future in logistics takes effort. Your experience in the industry will depend on who you approach and work for, so you need to make the right move. Look for a company with strong leadership, an established track record, and corporate values that align with yours. If you are a driver, above all, make sure your new employer shows you the respect you deserve.
Speaking of respect, Pentagon continues to hire dedicated professional drivers to keep pace with our growth. As the backbone of our company, we pride ourselves on offering drivers:
Drive with us! Pentagon currently seeks drivers who enjoy travel and want to work for an employer who offers the best prospects for growth and consistency. Discover the difference respect makes.
Whether you drive, work in IT, or analyze supply chain data, expect a fast-paced environment where the customers’ needs and wants rule. Depending on your role, you may be expected to travel to see clients, work at a warehouse or office, or attend an event. In the logistics industry, your education, skills, and attitude can take you places.