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Global Logistics and Distribution

New Jersey’s strategic location on the East Coast makes it a critical hub for transportation, distribution, and logistics.

Many worldwide global logistics firms have major facilities here, and with continued demand for e-commerce, the number of warehouse and distribution facilities in the Garden State is growing. Each needs drivers, fork-lift operators, and delivery people, as well as professionals with the skills to create and maintain highly technical systems that run this industry.

And in today’s global economy, procurement and supply chain management is increasingly recognized as a critical function for all types of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and health care.

Almost 12 percent of the jobs in our state involve the movement of goods and people, and county vocational-technical schools are becoming a key part of the workforce development pipeline for these jobs in global logistics and distribution services.

Why Global Logistics and Distribution?

  • Accounts for 9.4% of U.S. GDP
  • Employs 14.8 million people
  • Projected growth of 500,000 new jobs this decade
  • Expected growth of 19.5% for jobs driving and operating vehicles through 2028
Passaic County students visit FedEX to study logistics, which included a tour of a FedEx plane.
Two Middlesex County students review and take count of items in storage.
Two Monmouth County students package materials and prepare them for distribution.

Career pathways in this area include:

Industrial engineer

Logistics analyst/logistician

Loss prevention manager

Logistics engineer

Operations research analyst

Systems analyst

Supply chain manager

Transportation manager

Warehouse manager

For Students And Parents:

To see what global logistics and distribution programs your county vocational-technical school offers, find your school.

For More Information About Careers In Global Logistics and Distribution:

O*Net OnLine has comprehensive information on all types of jobs, including surveys that help people find careers they might enjoy.

Dive deeper into the distribution, logistics, and transportation industry, including electro-mechanical and mechatronics careers, through an O*Net Online overview.

View videos on career pathways in the global logistics and distribution industry:

From O*Net Online’s My Next Move Series:

From Supply Chain OKI (an industry-supported non-profit that raises awareness about careers in the distribution and logistics industry):

Global Logistics and Distribution News

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