Labour availability is a major issue all supply chain operations must address. E-commerce fulfillment is more labour intensive than traditional distribution operations. When combined with strong overall growth in supply chain operations this has put significant pressure on the recruitment and retention activities of organizations. In addition, a lack of available land in the central markets of the GTA has pushed new industrial development into Milton, Caledon, and beyond where there is a smaller labour pool available from which to draw from.
The report highlights the balance of existing and available industrial inventory per employee in the GTA submarkets.
• Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, and Vaughan are major sources of labour employed in transportation and warehousing.
• Halton Hills and Milton are major pockets of significant availability without a corresponding labour pool to match the demand.
• Commuting patterns and rural zones between submarkets have an impact on labour availability resulting in higher industrial availability.
• Organizations need to craft compelling recruitment stories in conjunction with support from the communities to create the required infrastructure that supports efficient communities from the larger submarkets in the GTA.
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