Matt Horine

Matt Horine

Recent posts by Matt Horine

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Fighting Inflation and Finding Workers in the Supply Chain

By Matt Horine on May 7, 2021 9:34:51 AM

The past year has presented many challenges in the supply chain. A boom in e-commerce, unemployment fluctuation, labor participation, and commodity prices have contributed heavily to the volatility of the economy.

Topics: Workforce Innovation Megatrends
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Marketplace Dynamics for Larger Companies

By Matt Horine on Jul 29, 2019 9:19:00 AM

Operations leaders know what a great economy can mean for their business – expansion opportunities, bringing in more orders, engaging new projects, and building a lasting model for unexpected variations in future economic climates.

Topics: On-Demand Labor
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Low unemployment, seasonal hiring, and your business

By Matt Horine on Aug 27, 2018 4:05:00 AM


The US economy continues to roar – unemployment, currently at 3.9%, is at a 15-year low. Strong performance from the retail sector indicates a surge in an industry that’s had a tough decade – with some commenting that retail is entering a “renaissance” era. As consumers continue to be optimistic (a 17-year high), logistics and distribution companies will face constraints that have not been present in the market for more than a decade.

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Overtime pay in a tight labor market

By Matt Horine on Apr 16, 2018 8:40:00 PM

The US economy is currently experiencing larger growth than it has seen in a long time – the unemployment rate is 4.1%, Q1 US GDP is expected to hit 3%, and consumer confidence has reached the highest levels in 14 years.