Careers in Global Trade & Logistics for the South Central Coast Region – Report by the EDC

This report by the Economic Development Collaborative provides an analysis of the international trade and logistics job market in the South Central Coast Region and the skills driving employment in the sector.


Key findings include:

  • Top skill sets demanded are sales, customer service, leadership, operations and problem-solving
  • Labor demand for global trade and logistics companies grew faster than that of the rest of the economy from 2017 to 2019
  • Retail, Hospitality and Tourism, Advanced Manufacturing, and ICT-Digital Media are the top 3 regional clusters for global trade

This report was written to help stakeholders understand that along with the technical and academic skills needed for each field, students need to learn the 21st-century skills that prepare them for success in the global economy. Community colleges are positioned to step in and help meet the demand by helping students focus on the skills employers seek and global competence that can set them apart from the competition.

The report highlights the educational requirements and certifications desired, top occupations according to job postings, and a new interactive dashboard tool that enables users to explore global trade positions, pay levels, and qualifications.
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