A report by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education and Labor indicates that employers will need to hire and train a total of 4.6 million new workers – 1.2 times the current transportation workforce – due to expected growth, retirements and turnover in the transportation industry from 2012 to 2022.
Projections suggest that 417,000 of these positions will be created as a direct result to increased demand on our transportation systems.
The report explains the future growth or employment “hotspots” in transportation by industry subsectors, occupations, career areas and geographic areas. It also identifies good-paying, high-demand transportation jobs and analyzes the patterns in the education and work experience required for entry, including on-the-job training requirements for new entrants to gain full competency.
Read the full report here.