Truck transportation jobs down in May; total now matches November

Truck transportation jobs took a significant dip in May, according to the monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and now are at the level where they were in November.

Seasonally adjusted jobs fell by 5,400 from April, to 1,550,100, according to the BLS. That is exactly the same as in November.

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Canada border agent strike averted, for now

Canada’s border agents will not strike on Friday, as labor talks for a new contract deal were extended until at least the middle of next week.

The job action, which was originally set to begin at 4 p.m. EST Friday, was put on hold after mediated talks were extended to Wednesday, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union said in an emailed statement.

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Germany may pause supply chain law for two years

The government of Germany is considering pausing the country’s supply chain due diligence law for two years to ease the bureaucratic burden on companies until a European directive takes effect, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on June 7, reports Reuters.

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