Georgia: “The Logistics of Education and the Education of Logistics”

05 Nov, 2012

The Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics’ recent report identifies and quantifies the gap between the demand for logistics-related jobs and the current supply of logistics programs offered by educational institutions.

According to the report’s analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data, the U.S. will generate approximately 270,200 logistics-related job openings in the U.S. each year, and close to 1.1 million by 2016. In contrast, the nation’s 7,642 educational institutions currently generate just 75,277 formally trained, degreed or certified workers annually, a pace that means roughly only 28 percent of the identified logistics-related job openings will be able to draw from a pool of trained candidates.

In Georgia, logistics-related employment is expected to grow 5 percent more than the U.S. average, nearly triple the Southeast average, and far exceeding the growth of other leading seaport states such as New York, Washington, California and Texas.

To view the report in full, visit

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