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USMCA expected to replace NAFTA

After a year of intense negotiation that seemed at times both fruitless and dangerous, the United States, Canada and Mexico reached an agreement Sunday night, avoiding a deadline by just hours. The USMCA brings sweeping changes to cars and parts, dairy and agriculture, labor, and a new “sunset” clause that requires the agreement to be… Read more »

BCS Placement at Air Cargo 2018!

Last week, Melissa Gallardo, the Director of Business Development, proudly represented BCS Placement at the Air Cargo Conference in Austin, Texas on the February 20th panel “The Logistics of the Work Force” discussing “the growing workforce crisis. Studies show that finding workers with the necessary skill levels is it is getting increasingly more challenging for companies… Read more »

Happy Chinese New Year!

This is the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese calendar and it begins today! As we’ve discussed in previous years, the Chinese zodiac corresponds to different traits and different lucky charms each year. Where 2016 was the year of the monkey, full of surprises and changes, 2017 was the Year of the Rooster,… Read more »

Millennials in logistics: Attracting new talent.

Logistics is one of the fastest growing industries in the labor market today and tapping the largest pool of labor, millennials, is going to be a crucial way for employers to stay current and fully-staffed in the years to come. Understanding both the needs of the new workforce and how they can coincide with the… Read more »

Alliances change employment needs.

Alliances flooded the news this year as the landscape of ocean carriers changed and shifted with mergers and acquisitions from all over the globe. As carriers try to expand their market share and tap into new and emerging markets, they’re finding strength in numbers which is leading to conglomerations of ships and often an overlap… Read more »

Lessons from labor negotiations

According to early ballot reports, 67% of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) workers voted to approve a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) which represents the West Coast ports. The extension would last until July 1, 2022 in an attempt to avoid any negotiating delays like the ones that lead… Read more »

Logistics employment with a mission.

“Today, without a ‘why’ and a purpose beyond the products and services you provide, the younger generation of talent will not be attracted to working for their businesses in the future.” Taking a page from the mission-driven employment playbook, outdoor brand Toad & Co.’s CEO Gordon Seabury is committed to employing workers with developmental disabilities… Read more »

How online freight marketplaces may affect logistics careers.

While talk of how online freight marketplaces will change the logistics game is nothing new, the influx of new technology opportunities raises interesting questions about how changes will affect careers in our industry. Here at BCS Placement, careers in logistics and the level of skill, education, and preparation needed to perform in those careers are… Read more »

Shortage of warehouse workers drives up salaries

While e-commerce continues to grow at an exponential rate, retail and logistics companies are opening warehouses at a record pace in an attempt to meet the growing demand. Orders need to be picked, packed and shipped to customers urgently to stay competitive in this market. Online orders show no chance of slowing, but finding workers… Read more »

Visit us at the 44th NCBFAA Annual Conference!

  BCS Placement is thrilled to be attending the 44th NCBFAA Annual Conference in New Orleans! Starting Monday, April 3rd we’re in Booth 10 to meet and talk with our fellow attendees, all while gearing up to give away a portable Marshall speaker! Be sure to stop by, register to win and chat with us… Read more »