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 »

August Monthly Job Numbers

And exceptional job market has underpinned a growing logistics labor force as US trade remains at the forefront of the news this summer. While the perfect storm of low unemployment numbers and finally rising wages takes hold, companies are beginning to look at filling seasonal positions for the upcoming holidays. Further to the seasonal positions,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Six tips to get that promotion!

Asking for a promotion can be a daunting task in any employment market. Quantifying our strengths and successes can be overwhelming as we determine what leverage we have to back up our need for a higher salary or better position, but there are ways to prepare long before the meeting comes. Here you’ll find 6… 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 »