Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Talent Network
New Jersey’s Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Talent Network (TLDTN) builds partnerships in the TLD industry to develop and support TLD in the Garden State and formulate strategies for competing at the regional, national, and global levels.
The TLDTN, led by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), connects with businesses, other educational institutions, workforce organizations, training groups, and community- and faith-based organizations to gather ground-level intelligence on the industry to make informed decisions on high-quality public workforce investments and expand the number of New Jersey residents with industry-valued credentials or degrees.
- In 2016, transportation, logistics & distribution employed 382,228 workers in New Jersey. The cluster employed 11.3 percent of the state’s private sector workers. Nationally, TLD accounts for just 8.8 percent of private sector employment.
- The annual average New Jersey private sector wage for TLD in 2016 was $72,569. Total wages for the TLD cluster accounted for 13.1 percent of private sector wages statewide.
- TLD contributed more than $58.4 billion to the state’s Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP chained 2009 dollars) in 2016, the fourth highest dollar amount per state nationwide. New Jersey accounted for more than four percent of the nation’s GDP generated from TLD.