A quick guide to current tariff news

We know our business is helping logistics professionals find their perfect position as we find the perfect candidates for open logistics positions, but even in a tertiary support industry, we can’t help pay close attention to what market forces are doing between the two behemoth nations. These issues aren’t just for customs brokers and freight… Read more »

Illinois “No Salary History Law” passes

In an effort to strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 2003 and start to close the gender and racial wage gaps, Governor JB Pritzker signed the new No Salary History law. When the law goes into effect on September 29th, 2019 companies won’t be able to require applicants to disclose previous salary information and if… Read more »

BCS Newsletters

Newsletters 2019 February 2019 January

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 »