Executive Director,Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.
The Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board is continually sharing labor market data to assist job seekers and employers in the Lehigh Valley and our surrounding communities.
This month the PA MONTHLY WORKSTATS from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor mentioned our "Driving to Close the CDL Gap" event at the PA CareerLink LV in October. As I blogged before, this round-table discussion brought together industry leaders, employers, education and training agencies to brainstorm solutions for the gap in transportation jobs.
In “Lehigh Valley tries to steer more people into trucking jobs” (Allentown Morning Call, October 27), the reporter discusses an evident labor gap in the trucking industry. As the trucking industry is experiencing a boom, it’s having a difficult time finding drivers to meet this increased demand. However, companies have still been hiring available drivers, which could partially account for the uptick in jobs in October. From the article: “[Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.] has noted that the trucking sector is one of the Valley’s largest with jobs needing to be filled. Trucking jobs are expected to grow by nearly 20 percent over the next decade, creating 3,700 new hires.”
You can read the entire Morning Call article HERE! in case you missed it.
I will continue to share labor market information and always welcome your feedback and comments. Please feel free to contact our office at 610-841-1122.
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