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Shipping Act Targets Ocean Lines

When President Biden signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) into law, the aim was to broaden the regulatory oversight over ocean ship lines and increase competition of the in the industry. But there is doubt the act will be…

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Making Hiring Based on Skills

More than half of employers – 56% -- have chosen to deploy pre-employment assessments to gauge job applicants' knowledge, skills and abilities, new research shows. The study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management of nearly 1,700 HR professionals…

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How Remote Work Is Done

Workers share more similarities than differences when it comes to remote working, the Robert Half staffing and consulting firm has found. "Understanding work habits and preferences, and focusing on results, is key to maximizing productivity,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive…

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Return Customer Drives eGrocery

It turns out that the biggest driver of ecommerce success in the grocery world, appears to originate with return customers, according to the industry consulting firm of Brick Meets Click. It was long-term, established online grocery customers who collectively generated…

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Workers Can Be Safety Partners

An organization’s employees may turn out to be its greatest untapped safety resource, according to an annual survey conducted by the industrial equipment and services company Fluke. The broad-based poll of industrial workers found just over half (55.9%) said they…

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Retaining Talent the Legal Way

When you consider implementing employment incentives, enhanced benefits and retention bonuses to retain talent, you also should take a close look at how to legally impose restrictive covenants that also can promote retention, according to attorneys James Cromley and Matthew…

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ACWI Advance – October 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Rail strike threat was based on Precision Scheduled Railroading personnel abuse. The NLRB proposes rule to expand definition…

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Rail Strike Threat Bares PSR Flaws

News reports assured Americans that we had dodged an economic disaster when the Biden administration announced the tentative settlement of a threatened nationwide strike by rail workers, but the threat remains until union rank-and-file members vote to okay the new…

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Joint Employer Issued by NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board proposed a new rule to reinstate the Obama-era board’s joint employer standard, which could open up staffing firm clients and franchise operations like McDonalds to union organizing campaigns. The joint employment framework determines whether more…

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CARB Launches Truck Program

The California Air Resources Board launched a pilot program designed to help small trucking fleets make the transition to zero-emission technologies. The Innovative Small e-Fleet pilot will focus on privately-owned and nonprofit trucking fleets with 20 or fewer trucks and…

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PRISM Expands To Lathrop, CA

PRISM Logistics expanded its operations to include a new warehouse and distribution facility in Lathrop, CA, which joins the company’s four other facilities located in nearby Stockton, all of which are in northern California. “We’ve been staffing up and training…

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Warehouses Set Leasing Record

A record 37 signings for 1 million sq. ft. or more warehouses were among the top 100 industrial leasing transactions in the first half of 2022 – up from 24 at the same time last year, CBRE reports. The global…

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Data Underscore IRE Strength

Commercial real estate is maintaining nearly full capacity and rent levels in the face of current economic turmoil, says the international real estate firm Colliers in its report, “An Inside Look at the Top 25 U.S. Industrial & Logistics Markets.”…

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ACWI Advance – September 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Prologis says industrial real estate appears to be poised for a healthy future. Robert Half predicts hiring will…

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IRE Adapts to Economic Change

Although there may be bumps in the road ahead, industrial real estate appears to be poised for a healthy future over the next year. IRE has been booming since before the Covid 19 pandemic began in 2020, which then give…

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