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Manufacturing Roles Join Vaccine Delivery Related Work As Top Supply Chain Jobs This Spring Say Staff Management | SMX And SIMOS Solutions


CHICAGO – April 9, 2021 – As the industrial economy grows, companies across the supply chain need workers to pack, ship and deliver products; process returns; and maintain health and safety standards, according to leading staffing firms Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions. Using analysis from their award-winning Stafftrack® tool, which tracks job openings across the country, the firms found that these key manufacturing and e-commerce roles will join pandemic-related work – from sanitation and health screenings to vaccine delivery – as top jobs across the supply chain.

Using data from the first quarter of 2021, the firms identified jobs that reflect the continued expansion of e-commerce, growth across manufacturing and the need for top talent in making sure products and essential supplies are produced, packaged, shipped and delivered on-time and accurately:

  • Vaccine-related work, including distribution and logistics
  • Food Production, Quality Control and Packaging Associates
  • Air Cargo, Mail Distribution and Airline Catering Workers
  • Automobile Assembly Line and Production Workers
  • Returns, Packing and Sorting Workers
  • Janitorial/Hygiene/Housekeeping Staff, including Temperature Takers
  • Materials Handling and Distribution Associates
  • Warehouse Associates
  • Logistics and Transportation Coordinators

With key roles in distribution, transportation and logistics becoming available, more companies are using temporary workers to maintain customer satisfaction across both ends of the supply chain, while ensuring that work is done safely and efficiently. These essential temporary and temp-to-perm jobs can help people get a foot in the door at a company for a long-term opportunity:

“The strong outlook for continued growth across manufacturing, logistics, transportation and e-commerce and the continued need for health and safety roles will bring increased opportunities for workers to gain valuable experience across the supply chain,” said Carl Schweihs, president of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX and SIMOS Solutions.

About Staff Management | SMX

Staff Management | SMX is a leading, light-industrial staffing partner, specializing in managing the contingent workforce at manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution facilities. Its proven onsite staffing solution and individualized recruitment and placement services provide value to a diverse range of clients. Whether you need a dedicated onsite team to run your staffing program or are looking to partner with a seasoned recruiter to fill your semiskilled or high-skill positions, Staff Management | SMX has you covered. Its dedication to client service has earned it the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Diamond Client award twice as well as a 2020 Best in Biz Gold Award; a 2020 Bronze Stevie International Business Award; a 2020 Bronze Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award; and a 2020 HRO Today Association Innovation in HR Technology Award. Staff Management | SMX was also named a 2021 Top Workplace by Energage. Learn more at and

About SIMOS Solutions

SIMOS Solutions emphasizes recruiting, operational expertise and industry-leading engineering support to solve dynamic workforce challenges. Its core of certified engineers and experienced on-site workforce leadership provides insight and expertise to help optimize processes and provide scalable workforces, budget certainty and increased efficiencies in distribution, fulfillment, reverse logistics and light manufacturing. SIMOS is part of TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI), a global leader in specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. SIMOS Solutions was named a 2021 Top Workplace by Energage and won a Bronze Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award in 2020. Learn more at and 

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TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2021, TrueBlue connected approximately 615,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries.