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Hiring and Firing: How decisions get made.

As the labor market tightens up and unemployment numbers drop, many companies are busy focusing on growth, expanding and investing in their talent pool. Hiring and firing in this market are complicated undertakings as the talent pool is tight and wages are set to increase as fewer qualified applicants are available for the positions that… 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 »

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 »

Happy Chinese New Year!

Starting on January 28th, we begin the year of the fire Rooster according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac, falling in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005. We at BCS are especially excited for this year as the fire Rooster is known for being… Read more »

Brandon Fried to speak at IACAC on OCT 18th

“The View from Washington” – Brandon brings his perspective to the IACAC as the AfA’s Executive Director on the activities of the regulatory agencies such as CBP, TSA and others combined with the political climate to give local companies a nationwide perspective on what can and will affect their businesses. Brandon has spoken to our… Read more »

Olympic sized logistics in Rio De Janeiro

In order to prepare for the Olympic Games, more than 6,000 containers, holding almost 30 million items needed to arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Among the three categories of cargo bound for the games (event equipment, technology, and furniture) nearly 70% needed to arrive by ocean carrier into a country with an average documentation… Read more »

Airfreight growth slows along with consumer confidence

The Airports Council International (ACI) reported that air cargo tonnage is flat for the start of 2016, rising only  0.6% in May, over May 2015, though passenger traffic was up 4.6% year-over-year. Though the airfreight market is volatile competition from expanded ocean vessels, reductions in bunker costs and trucking play a large part in the… Read more »

Logistics Mergers Add Value In Current Market

According to the Wall Street Journal, several logistics companies are looking for mergers and buyers as a slow shipping season continues. As BDP International and Pilot Freight Services are both looking for buyers it is a signal that other mid size firms may too be exploring options. Due to the unpredictability of the transportation market,… Read more »

Hiring Heroes in Logistics

The logistics sector wants to hire more veterans to occupy open positions in 2016. As employment for vets has traditionally run two per cent below non-veterans, initiatives such as Hiring our Heroes can make a difference, and employers are finding that our military make an almost seamless transition into our industry. The fast paced, acronym… Read more »