Why are Distribution Jobs Moving to Western Sydney?

While Southside Staffing has long had a reputation within the Shire, recent changes in the local market has prompted an expansion. It’s no secret that Western Sydney’s job market is booming, so it was only a natural decision for us to turn our attention to business in these areas. It’s a shift that’s been happening for a few years now, but increasingly, we’re seeing more and more businesses uprooting operations and shifting west. Why is this happening? In a lot of cases, it’s driven by the need for larger facilities and better transport connections, with areas like Prestons, Eastern Creek, Erskine Park and Moorebank to name a few, being transformed into logistics hubs. What does this mean for candidates? Most significantly, those looking for distribution jobs may need to extend their search beyond the Shire for future opportunities. From what we’re seeing in the market, this is where the job growth is most prominent (unemployment levels are as low as 4.5% in Western Sydney), particularly when it comes to roles like forklift drivers, LO operators and warehouse pickers. With the well-publicised skill shortages creating supply problems, the flipside is that there are almost endless opportunities in the industry. So, what’s in it for people that a) choose to commute or b) move themselves closer to Western Sydney jobs? Obviously, there are various reasons why [...]