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Luzerne County ranked fifth in a listing of the best warehouse logistics locations in the United States for 2015. Industry magazine Material Handling & Logistics News compiled the list using statistics from a survey conducted by Headlight Data detailing the counties that added the most jobs between 2013 and 2014.

Luzerne County, which had a population of 320,103 based on the most recent United States Census Bureau data in 2013, gained 934 jobs over the year. The county is home to a number of high-tech warehouse facilities, including American Eagle Outfitters’ 1 million-square foot distribution center in the Humboldt Industrial Park in Hazle Township.

Technological advancements have transformed the warehousing industry and have led to an increasing number of high-quality jobs. According to Material Handling & Logistics News, the warehousing sector has been growing well ahead of national trends. The number of new warehousing jobs has increased by 106,000 over the past five years and warehouses of all types account for 741,000 jobs in the United States.

CAN DO Vice President Joseph Lettiere said, “Today’s warehouse jobs are vastly different than those in the past. Although many people have negative misconceptions about the industry, today’s warehouse and logistics facilities are highly automated and offer employment opportunities for skilled individuals seeking well-paying jobs. This report brings recognition to Luzerne County’s strong position in the warehouse industry, especially in terms of prime access to transportation routes and our dedicated workforce.”

Material Handling & Logistics delivers technology and industry trends to supply chain, material handling, transportation, and warehousing industrial professionals. Headlight Data, a data information system for economic and workforce development, based its findings on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.