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We at Creative Business Services / Creative Business Services / CBS-Global are committed to doing our part to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus and remain dedicated to delivering quality service to our transportation clients. While these are anything…

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Brings Relief to the Nation’s Dairy Industry

In May 2019, the United States announced an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove all tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from those countries and for the removal of all tariffs on American goods including dairy products, bringing much needed relief to the US Dairy Industry. The Dairy Industry and CEO Tom Vilsack of the US Dairy Export Council, has praised the Trump administration as well as Mexico and Canada for their collective efforts on getting this deal done.  With this agreement in place, it will ensure that US, Mexico and Canada will maintain and grow their respective markets in this time of uncertainty with our agricultural economy. The USMCA also includes important improvements that will expand exports of US Dairy products to Mexico and Canada. Now we need Congress to ratify this agreement sooner than later. Read the full article published May 24, 2019 from the Cheese Market News: Deal with Canada and Mexico Brings Relief to U.S. Exporters

Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Constructive Criticism

I am sure we have all been through the uncomfortable job of giving and/or receiving constructive criticism. It might have been to an employee, supplier or a customer. As in most things in life constructive criticism is a two way street and requires adult behavior from the person giving the criticism and the person receiving the criticism. It all comes down to a strong sense of listening and understanding from both parties. Please read full article:  Infographic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Constructive Criticism

2019 Midwest Staffing Conference

On May 22nd & 23rd I attended the Midwest Staffing Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Hyatt near the Woodfield Mall. In attendance were executives, staff and vendors to the staffing industry primarily from Illinois & Wisconsin, with a smattering of members from Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana. Having specialized in the staffing industry for ten years, it was great to meet these people in person. There were great workshop programs and key note speakers which emphasized the importance of what this great industry lends to…the local economies and the nation as a whole. I learned that the staffing industry provided 1.1 million jobs in Illinois last year and 337,000 in Wisconsin. Nationally, there were 16.8 million jobs generated by the staffing industry representing $167 billion in revenues. This is a 4% increase over 2017 and there are currently 1.8 million jobs unfilled in this country.  All in all, the staffing industry represents a little more than 2% of the nation’s employment. There is great opportunity out there to grow even in this tight labor market. I met some terrific up and coming professionals while there.