The trucking sector started the new year with increased hiring, as the industry saw its workforce gain at least 5,000 new employees last month. According to Transport Topics, the segment could be influenced by the rise in the number of??workers on many companies’ payrolls in 2013.

Private-sector firms added 130,000 staff members to their payrolls in January. If more trucking employers increase their budgets and focus on employee development strategies, these companies could seek skilled professionals for their teams. ??

Massachusetts State Senator Karen Spilka is targeting improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system to create more jobs for local residents. The MetroWest Daily News reports that Spilka??recently filed a bill to promote job growth in Massachusetts in several industries, including transportation.??

“Supporting our communities, strengthening our workforce, improving the economy and protecting our most vulnerable residents continue to be top priorities of mine,” Spilka told the newspaper.

More transportation segment jobs create??valuable opportunities for the national economy. The country’s unemployment rate could significantly drop,??and more transportation segment specialists could find work that would allow them to contribute to successful organizations and build careers.??

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