For several years, human services organizations have competed for labor with the supply chain and warehousing industry, which was booming as a result of the pandemic. However, the Wall Street Journal reports that industrial property construction has fallen significantly, along with warehouse employment. Obviously, the warehousing industry isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but it seems like the supply chain boom won’t be sustainable for many organizations.
With potentially less competition from the warehousing industry, it’s time for human services to capitalize on sustainability. The BLS reports that entry level social and human services jobs will grow much faster than average. College degrees are usually not required for these roles, and they offer great on-the-job training. Human services will need to pull individuals from other industries in order to fill these openings. Warehousing is definitely a place to look.