Employment and HR News

Employment and HR News – including career moves, management changes, human resources, human capital, employee benefits, and related employer and workforce news from the Send2Press Newswire service.


Hitachi Energy in Bland, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Hitachi Energy in Bland, Virginia has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on March 12, 2011.

North Carolina Business Group on Health Launches Culture of Wellness Awards to Recognize Employer Wellness Programs

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starting today, North Carolina employers can apply for first-ever Culture of Wellness Awards, presented by the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH). The awards recognize the best employer wellbeing programs across the state and are open to employers of all sizes.

Where Did Four Million U.S. Workers Go and What Are They Doing? asks the Merito Group

TYSONS, Va., Jan. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Great Resignation era of workers are returning to the workforce but not as originally imagined. Carolyn Thompson, CEO of talent acquisition and consulting services company Merito Group states, “With new priorities and values, Americans are searching for a new job or a new career, which also means becoming an entrepreneur.”

The Orange County Register Names CDF One of Orange County’s Top Workplaces for Third Year in a Row

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Acclaimed California labor, employment and immigration defense law firm CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly announces it has been named one of the 2021 Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register for the 3rd consecutive year. The award rounds out a year of numerous accolades for CDF.

Toray Plastics in Front Royal, Virginia Receives Its Fourth ‘Star’ Designation Under The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Toray Plastics (America), Inc. in Front Royal, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on January 28, 2005.

Certa Partners with Comply Exchange, Digitizes Third Party Tax Journey

SARATOGA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Certa, the leading no-code third party risk management platform today announced its integration with Comply Exchange, a global leader in tax compliance. Certa is the only platform that digitizes, orchestrates, and automates the entire third-party journey across procurement, compliance, IT, legal, finance, and other groups.

Seasoned Digital Leader Steve Phillips joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Phillips, a change-oriented global technology executive, has joined TAG CXO to offer interim and fractional executive CIO services available for on-demand engagement to mid-market operators.

CDF’s California Labor and Employment Law Blog Listed 7th on Feedspot’s ‘Top 40 California Law Blogs and Websites’

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF), a California-based labor, employment and business immigration defense law firm, proudly announces its California Labor & Employment Law Blog (“blog”) has been ranked 7th on Feedspot’s recent list of the “Top 40 California Law Blogs and Websites.”

Top Technology and Risk Management executive Ed Escobedo joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ed Escobedo has watched technology evolve and grow over the past 40 years. He has now joined TAG CXO as a seasoned executive who brings skills and experience as fractional CIO.

Onshore Strategies Offers Flexible Oil and Gas Supply Chain Consultants and Contractors

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Onshore Strategies just launched an oil and gas-focused supply chain consulting firm that’s working to solve the industry’s supply chain challenges. This new, woman-owned business has proven sourcing strategies to save businesses money and time, while improving auditability, helping with ESG efforts and increasing capital. The answer is hiring consultants to meet specific demand and need.

Platform for Emerging Creatives Readies to Launch in Sydney

PERTH, Western Australia, Oct. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In October of 2021 a new era creative talent platform called Experlio will be launching to the world. The platform aims to support the discovery and growth of top emerging talent through engaging online experiences.

Audiosha Has Redefined the Occupational Health and Safety Services Industry with Technology, Diversity and Entertainment

FRISCO, Texas, Oct. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Audiosha™ originated as a company whose sole focus was workplace health and safety, specifically for industrial worksites. As the company grew at an unprecedented pace and against all odds, it transitioned to become a full-service creative workplace solutions provider offering safety equipment, tools and training for employees in companies of all sizes.

6 Certified Nursing Assistants Are Leaving Profession for Every 1 Certified (Q2 2021) – Florida Patient Care at Risk Ahead of November Covid Vaccine Mandates

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Oct. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Premier Nursing Academy launched the CNA Shortage Index, a quarterly estimate of how well the production of new certified nursing assistants (CNAs) is keeping up with attrition of CNAs out of the career. The latest data indicate that the state of Florida faces an acute shortage that will compromise the quality of patient care if not remedied quickly.

Current Builders Launches ESOP to Retain and Attract Top Construction Employees

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Current Builders, an award-winning general contractor based in Florida, has announced an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as part of the company’s strategy to retain and attract top construction employees.

LBA Ware recognized as ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by Mortgage Professional America

MACON, Ga., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America (MPA). Honorees were selected based on anonymous employee survey results that measured how their business performs on a variety of metrics, including culture, benefits and employee development.

Sales Boomerang highlighted as a premier employer in the mortgage industry

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry’s top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today announced it has been ranked a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) following a competitive selection process aimed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the U.S. mortgage industry.

Negotiations for sanitation workers In Orange County make progress as the threat of strike looms

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 1,100 sanitation workers in Orange County, CA are bargaining for a new contract for residential, commercial, and government waste removal services. Over the last 40 years, Teamsters Local 396 has bargained contracts that initially fought back against the poverty jobs created during the initial privatization and contracting out of public sanitation services.

Chelsea Groton Bank Named Top Workplace for 6th Straight Year – CEO Michael Rauh Recognized with Leadership Award

GROTON, Conn., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chelsea Groton Bank was recently named a Top Workplace in Connecticut for the sixth consecutive year, and Michael Rauh, the Bank’s President and CEO, was presented with this year’s Leadership award, both in the midsize employer category (150-499 employees).

The Spodak Dental Group Raises Minimum Wage and Hires Entry-Level Employees at $15 Per Hour

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In accordance with the passing of Florida’s Amendment 2 in November 2020, which increased the minimum wage and amended Florida’s Constitution, the Spodak Dental Group will raise its minimum wage for all employees. However, instead of matching the state-mandated increases, they are exceeding them.

The Spodak Dental Group Transitions to Four-Day Work Week

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Spodak Dental Group transitioned to a four-day work week in 2021 with a goal to take the very best care of each team member. After the turmoil of a 2020 year filled with the uncertainty, stress and additional regulations due to COVID-19, the family-owned company realized that there was a great opportunity to provide each team member with a flexible schedule that supports a greater work life balance.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Names Steiner Realty, Inc a Winner of the Pittsburgh Top Workplaces Award for the Third Year in a Row

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Sept. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steiner Realty, Inc. announces their designation as one of Pittsburgh’s 2021 Top Workplaces. Steiner Realty has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the third year in a row.

2021 VOSH Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRES NEWSWIRE) — Emerson Machine Automation Solution in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

TAG CXO Announces Industry Veteran Executive Paul Elliott Joins Team

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paul Elliott still values the promise behind a handshake. He grew up listening to talk of the family business discussed around the dinner table. His Midwest family, led by his grandfather, modeled those downhome values where only a handshake was required. Elliott has used those impressionable lessons throughout his life and in his own career. Now he aims to serve others with the same kind of integrity as the newest chief information officer at TAG CXO.

Leading Digital Mortgage Platform Maxwell Named a 2021 Best Place to Work by Denver Business Journal

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maxwell, a leading digital mortgage and fulfillment platform for small to midsize lenders, just announced it was named a 2021 Best Place to Work by Denver Business Journal. The company ranked sixth in the medium-sized category.

SimpleNexus ranks 47 out of 100 on Fast Company’s worldwide list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, nabbed the number 47 spot on Fast Company’s third annual list of the world’s 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators.

Retailu Partners with One Voice One Team to Champion Youth Employment In Retail

MONTREAL, Quebec, July 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The current state of retail vacancies is alarming – the industry at large is facing a massive gap in part-time workers. “We have never seen this many openings for part-time workers,” said April Sabral from retailu. “Even more alarming is the pool of candidates that want to work in retail post COVID. Usually, we would have students applying for their summer jobs, but unfortunately, this has not happened in 2021.”

Individual with Down Syndrome Testifies for Phasing Out Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday’s Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, “Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities.”

Zach Poth Joins TAG CXO as COO to Support Growing Demand for Fractional Executive Services

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TAG CXO, an organization of successful fractional executives available for hire, is pleased to announce that Zach Poth has joined the team. Poth is an accomplished information technology pro who will take on the role of chief operating officer.

MetaGeek Unveils New Tech Support Product Addressing Remote Employees’ Home Wi-Fi

BOISE, Idaho, July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Wi-Fi tech company MetaGeek announces the launch of its highly anticipated Signifi Business. Signifi Business helps IT professionals visualize and troubleshoot employees’ home Wi-Fi networks with remote tools and a centralized dashboard.

TruckDriverJobs411.com Steps Up to Meet Employment Shortage During National Trucking Industry Surge

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Federal government’s recently proposed infrastructure program is projected to create nearly 3 million new commercial truck driving jobs. That’s why platforms such as TruckDriverJobs411.com, the original and free trucking jobs’ board, are hustling to meet the growing employment demands. Western Truck Insurance Services, Inc. has recently overhauled its job board site to ensure drivers and owner operators are efficiently matched with jobs.

HWS Enters into An Exclusive Partnership with Mrs. LTC to Offer Long-Term Care Claim Processing for Household Employers

STERLING, Va., June 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HomeWork Solutions (HWS), the industry expert in household payroll and employment taxes, has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Mrs. LTC, a leading provider of Long-Term Care Claims processing.

The Premier Agency is Recruiting New Insurance Agents in Arizona and Utah, and Matching Their Marketing Budget Dollar-For-Dollar

PHOENIX, Ariz. and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Premier Agency, founded in 2017, has begun recruiting top insurance agents throughout Arizona and Utah. The company specializes in Medicare, health, life, and long term care insurance. By working with the Premier Agency, new agents will represent most Major Medicare Advantage and Supplement carriers.

Plan sponsors should prepare for smooth sailing for ‘SECURE Act 2.0’ retirement reform bill

ATLANTA, Ga., May 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) issued a statement today notifying plan sponsors of pending bipartisan legislation that could significantly impact employer-sponsored retirement plans.

New Minnesota-based Staffing Firms Assist Companies to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LAK Technology Inc. recently announced that two of its DBAs, PowerSource Staffing Inc. and Empowers Staffing Inc. are working to fill two distinct niches in the recruiting and staffing industry. They’re not only helping companies to improve their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), but they’re also helping people of color who may have lost work during the COVID crisis to get back to business.

Tapcheck Announces New Website Launch

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tapcheck, a leading financial service provider that offers an innovative and easy-to-integrate financial wellness benefit that allows employers to give employees the ability to access their earned wages before payday, today announced the launch of its new website.

Strategic Benefits Advisors welcomes Kah-Lee Wong as senior benefits consultant

ATLANTA, Ga., April 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) announced that Kah-Lee Wong, FSA, EA, MAAA, has joined the firm as a senior benefits consultant. In this role, Wong will work closely with organizations to provide actuarial consulting services and solve challenges related to their employee benefits plans.

Rural Iowa Manufacturing Jobs Surplus Means Big Opportunities

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa’s unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid off, or simply let go when businesses had to close their doors, says Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).

Virginia Minimum Wage Set to Increase

RICHMOND, Va., April 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beginning May 1, 2021, the minimum wage for workers in Virginia will increase to $9.50 per hour. Additionally, some jobs previously exempt from the minimum wage are no longer exempt (e.g., domestic workers), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry announced today.

Gearing up for a Busy Season at ACE Adventure Resort

OAK HILL, W.Va., April 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In preparation for the season kicking off, ACE Adventure Resort announced they are looking for seasonal employees to fill a variety of positions. Adjacent to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, ACE, a family owned and community-based resort, operates on 1,500 acres of lush property.

Corporate Health and Wellness Expert, Wellness Coaches, Releases Whitepaper on the Increased Risks of COVID-19 to Smokers and Their Employers

BLUE BELL, Pa., April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As COVID-19 lingers on, management teams across the country are struggling to find effective ways to keep their workforce safe and healthy while also keeping productivity levels up. Wellness Coaches offers a comprehensive look into an overlooked workforce demographic in their new whitepaper, “Smoking Cessation During a Pandemic: A look at the medical and financial costs of smoking for people and organizations.”