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BlueGrace Logistics Announces Goal to Add 200 Employees This Year
Riverview, FL, April 25, 2016 – Last year BlueGrace Logistics received a special visit from Florida Governor Rick Scott on July 8th, 2015. During this visit, we announced our pledge to add 100 jobs in the Hillsborough County/Tampa area. Since the governor’s visit, BlueGrace has added over 50 jobs so far in 2015-2016 and has been focused on moving towards an additional 200 new employees for 2016 alone. Explosive growth numbers like these will help BlueGrace support Governor Scott’s Enterprise Florida initiative to create more jobs in 2016 than any other state in America.
“The logistics and transportation industry is growing at an impressive rate, especially in the Tampa market.” said Bobby Harris, CEO of BlueGrace Logistics. “Because of this growth, the initial pledge numbers we made to Governor Scott have been increased and we are excited to be adding even more jobs in the state of Florida for 2016.”
BlueGrace Logistics, headquartered in Hillsborough County with offices nationwide, is a leading national provider of complete transportation management solutions. These new jobs will include a variety of functions in the organization such as sales, customer service, technology, accounting, legal and professional services. With the massive growth at BlueGrace and in the logistics industry as a whole over the last 12 months, job seekers should take notice.
The demand for talented employees in the logistics and freight industry has never been higher.
The demand for talented employees in the logistics and freight industry has never been higher. BlueGrace has invested significantly in their recruiting staff in order to handle the large amount of new applicants. With so many potential new employees, BlueGrace has also bolstered its training and development.
“It is one thing to hire a lot of people, it is something entirely different to bring in a bunch of talented people, invest heavily into them and ensure they begin successful long-term careers with BlueGrace” says Executive Vice-President, Adam Blankenship. “The team at BlueGrace has also developed a culture and work environment that welcomes new employees and encourages them to interact with their new co-workers in fun and competitive ways.” Blankenship went on to say, “with our company growth, our commitment to people and culture we truly are helping people build careers in logistics here at BlueGrace. “
On March 25th, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida achieved its lowest unemployment rate in eight years at 4.9%. The new job openings at BlueGrace will not only help keep that number low, but will also offer opportunities to the most recent college graduates in 2016. BlueGrace has many open positions and training opportunities, which may be a great option for many graduates looking for their first job out of college. For more information on open positions at all BlueGrace locations, please visit http://mybluegrace.com/careers
About BlueGrace Logistics:
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics is one of the fastest growing leaders of transportation management services in North America. As a full service third party logistics provider (3PL), BlueGrace helps businesses manage their freight spend through industry leading technology, high level freight carrier relationships and overall understanding of the complex $750 Billion U.S. freight industry. BlueGrace is headquartered in Riverview, Florida with over 60 corporate and franchise locations across the U.S. For more information, visit www.mybluegrace.com