The Inland Empire is a hub for logistics and manufacturing – Ontario, Mira Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Riverside, Temecula – are bursting at the seams with innovation, creativity, and collaboration. In the best of times, there are so many factors that come together to create the success these sectors experience throughout the Inland Empire. Sales, inventory, and operations models must be well-coordinated. Finance, supply chains, and marketing must work together symbiotically. Most importantly, though, are the teams associated with each of these components. Without the right teams, a business cannot reach its full potential. Integress is a nationwide boutique engineering, technical and IT search firm specializing in identifying talent in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. Our expertise is in placing people who will fit in seamlessly into your business.
The global pandemic has rocked the global economy for nearly a year now. Across sectors, the coronavirus pandemic caused a sudden, unexpected, and disruptive changes to the economy and social life. The logistics sector was hit hard by supply-chain problems when China’s factories shut down earlier in the year, resulting in a significant drop off in shipping. However, the pandemic varied in effect both regionally and depending on the composition of the local economy. For businesses, and the economy in general, across the Inland Empire, there is some good news. The outlook for the logistics industry in 2021 is positive. More than half of the jobs that were lost during the spring shutdown have been regained, with nearly every sector adding jobs. In fact, the transportation and warehousing sectors in the Inland Empire already employ more people than they did a year ago – a great sign of things to come in 2021.
Logistics, such as transportation, warehousing, wholesale trade, and manufacturing play an important role throughout counties in the Inland Empire – from San Bernardino to Riverside. Warehouses are full of goods moving from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Ontario Airport to destinations across the entire United States. This area is a hub for major shipping companies including UPS, FedEx, and Amazon. However, as towns like Mira Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, and Temecula experience an upswing of both manufacturing and logistics, regional businesses are faced with an urgency to hire now in order to expand production and services as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In many respects, no matter the industry, your business is only as good as the employees who run it. Given this, hiring the wrong person can cost you more than just money. Employees who respect customers and co-workers alike, work to cultivate a productive, sustainable, and successful business. While there are certain characteristics that are valuable in a new hire regardless of industry, we know there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to finding an ideal job candidate. At Integress, we treat our clients as though we are an extension of their internal team. We take the time to dig in and understand the relationships within your organization, the culture, and the vision. We deliver your unique characteristics to a targeted candidate pool that is aggregated and qualified just for you. We do highly strategic headhunting for permanent placements, as well as contract/temp searches.
As your Inland Empire business expands and adjusts to the new realities during the coronavirus pandemic and with the end (hopefully) in sight, we know time is of the essence. At Integress, we are able to pull from our pool of candidates that have all been reviewed by us personally and are ready to make a move and commit to the process. Find out more about our boutique technical search firm and how we can work with your growing business, by contacting us here.