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The accelerating trend of shippers outsourcing more critical and even core business operations to third-party providers makes logistics a hot area for hiring, though many potential employers still have a hard time getting what they want.
"It's easier than ever to find people; it's harder than ever to find good people," said Don Jacobson, president of LogiPros logistic headhunting firm in Lincoln Park, N.J. "It's finding people who have skill sets companies are looking for and personality traits people are looking for. Companies are much more demanding than they've ever been."
Jacobson, a 27-year veteran of logistics executive recruiting, said the Internet …