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Page 8 of Employment and HR News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Idaho Dairy Producers Double Scholarship Plans to Help 15 Students Pursue Their Dreams

TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When the dairy producer leaders of the United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) and its two branches – the Idaho Dairy Products Commission and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association – agreed to establish a scholarship program this year, they intended to award $1,500 scholarships to seven deserving students of Idaho dairy farm families.

EPIC Honored as One of 2011’s ‘Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area’ by Leading Business Journals

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized as one of 2011’s ‘Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area.’

Workforce Investment Board Receives Grant to Fund Free Job Training for 200 Laid-Off Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two hundred laid-off workers are being recruited for free job training by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. Employers are also being sought to receive a reimbursement for wages paid through On-the-Job Training contracts.

Workforce Investment Board’s Business Resource Team to Host Job Fair for United Furniture Industries

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, October 15 to recruit up to 70 employees for United Furniture Industries (UFI), which is opening a manufacturing and distribution facility in Victorville, CA this November. Approximately 400 new jobs will be created at the plant over the course of the next 36 to 48 months.

As Health Reform Takes Effect, Companies Must Offer Long-Term Care Insurance to Employees, But There’s a Roadblock

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of health reform, American companies are required to enable their employees to participate in the public option for long-term care insurance, known as the Community Living Assistance and Supports (CLASS) program. Now being fleshed out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CLASS — though postponed until 2013 — calls for employees to be automatically enrolled, with payroll deductions, unless they opt out.

No-Cost Green Training Programs Available for Veterans in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board seeks 100 veterans to participate in free job training programs. These training programs will teach the skills needed for green jobs available with local employers. Green industries include solar panel maintenance and installation, sustainable and recycled products manufacturing, transportation and logistics using alternative fuels and hundreds of other industries according to the grant.

Business Resource Team Strengthens Manufacturing Bottom Line

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board is helping companies keep manufacturing jobs in California. Six months after taking advantage of a Lean Manufacturing Program funded by the Workforce Investment Board, local employer A&R Tarpaulins has added three positions, including one inventory manager and two entry level engineers, and is still growing.

Business Resource Team Helps Companies In Crisis Save Jobs and Grow

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debbie Heschong, owner of Joshua Tree Landscape and Maintenance, was experiencing the high cost of Worker’s Compensation Insurance, which made it necessary for her to utilize employment agencies for her staffing needs. According to the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, Heschong needed additional staff but could not afford it.

LTC Financial Partners Named to INC 5000 Four Years in a Row

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The economy has not been doing great, but LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) has. This month Inc. Magazine ranks LTCFP No. 2,483 among all companies, and No. 25 among companies in the insurance industry, in its annual ranking of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing companies. LTCFP also made the Inc. 5000 list in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Matrix Website Brings Job Seekers and Employers Together

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Bernardino County has created a central online tool that brings together job seekers, employers and training programs that support the fastest-growing industries in the region. The site was launched by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and Alliance for Education.

KnowledgeAdvisors Performance Solutions Suite Hits Bullseye for Sustainable Impact Measurement of Leadership, On-boarding and Sales Training Programs

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, which provides learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning, today announced that it has designed three performance measurement solutions specifically targeting leadership, sales and on-boarding training programs to provide clients with the reporting and analytics required to accelerate performance improvement.

Inc. 5000 Company Seeks World-Class Sales Managers for Exploding Market

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long-term care insurance agencies, is looking for high-performing sales managers to build teams and drive business in key geographic areas. ‘According to surveys, about three in four Americans over 65 are concerned about needing long-term care services at some point,’ says Denise Gott, LTCFP’s Chairman and National Sales Manager.

PATHBUILDERS President Helene Lollis Named to Board of Leadership Atlanta and Vice Chair for Junior Achievement of Georgia Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pathbuilders is pleased to announce that Helene Lollis will serve on the boards of two of Atlanta’s most highly regarded non-profit organizations. Lollis will serve on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta, and she was named vice chair for the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia.

Kevin Oakes Joins KnowledgeAdvisors Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, which provides learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning, today announced that it has elected Kevin Oakes to its Board of Directors.

No-Cost Work Training Program Available for San Bernardino County Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recruitment for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth program, with funding administered by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, is under way through September 30, 2011. Approximately 500 positions are currently open and applicants should visit www.SBCountyJobOps.com to find the right service provider in their community.

Millennium Administrators, Inc. Has Been Selected by The City of Scranton, Pennsylvania to Provide Benefit Administration for Active Fire and Police

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millennium Administrators, Inc., a benefits administrator, has signed a contract with the City of Scranton to provide benefit administration services for over 500 city employees. Millennium is providing administrative oversight for the city benefit program, including cost containment initiatives, claim audits and administrative services to enhance cost saving initiatives at the City of Scranton.

KnowledgeAdvisors Presents Next Step Toward Uniform Talent Development Reporting

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, a provider of learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning, today announced the release of its new white paper, ‘Standard Definitions and Agreed Measurements: A Common Language for Consistent, Clear and Uniform Talent Development Reporting,’ available for immediate complimentary download.

Smart Companies Save and Create Jobs: Workforce Investment Board’s Business Consulting Program Helped Save 902 Jobs and Create 204 Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s Business Consulting Program successfully helped regional manufacturers and businesses become smarter, leaner and more competitive in today’s uncertain economy. The $1 million allocated to date in federal funding has helped employers avoid closing their doors, retaining 902 jobs and creating 204 new jobs.

KnowledgeAdvisors Talent Development Reporting Solution Transcends Executive Reporting Needs

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, a leading provider of learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning, has announced it has released a brand new whitepaper (i) focusing on executive reporting needs based on survey research and (ii) providing insight on how they are accordingly met with KnowledgeAdvisors’ unique approach, Talent Development Reporting Principles.

KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Metrics that Matter Spring 2011: It’s All About You!

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, which provides learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning, today announced it has released the Spring 2011 version of its proprietary analytics software, Metrics that Matter.

New Website Opens The Door to Employment and Education Opportunities for Inland Empire Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council has designed a new website specifically for San Bernardino County youth, ages 14 through 21 at SBCountyJobOps.com. The site features videos that profile careers in the County’s top demand industries and the short-term vocational training programs that provided young people with the skills to enter these careers.

High Fuel Costs Won’t Slow Down Inland Empire Transportation Companies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A 30 percent increase in fuel surcharges has put tremendous pressure on the Inland Empire’s transportation companies, but won’t stop this industry from continuing to be a top local employer, says Terry Klenske, President of Dalton Trucking and member of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

Tina Brink of EPIC Honored as 2011 Top Employee Benefits Consultant and Responsibility Leader

SAN MATEO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that Senior Account Executive Tina Brink has been recognized by Risk & Insurance and Human Resource Executive magazines as a 2011 ‘Top Employee Benefits Consultant’ and as an industry ‘Responsibility Leader.’

SET Personal Marketing Reviews the Current Job Market and Offers 3 Ways to Overcome Its Downfalls

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With unemployment rates hanging at a steady 9 percent, job hunting continues to be a daunting task for the unemployed. However, SET Personal Marketing, a firm that specializes in helping professionals find work or change careers, offers advice to job seekers on how to land a job, despite these tough economic times.

Pathbuilders Engages Nine New Clients Including Kaiser Permanente and Graphic Packaging International for 2011 ACHIEVA Program

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pathbuilders Inc. kicked off its 2011 Achieva program on May 20 at Cobb Galleria with high-potential women from 36 companies. Nine of the companies are new to the Pathbuilders client roster including 22squared, Inc., Abel Solutions, Inc., and Graphic Packaging International.

Long-Term Care Insurance Pioneer Lays Out Path for Bold Growth of His Industry

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the long-term care insurance (LTCi) sales field, business has been pretty flat for the past few years. But that can change dramatically ‘if we’re willing to reinvent ourselves,’ said Cameron Truesdell of LTCFP in a keynote speech at the 2011 National LTCi Producers Summit.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Helps Fill Shortage of Skilled Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading manufacturing companies in the Inland Empire, a top manufacturing hub, cannot find enough skilled machinists, electricians, welders or mechanics to fill positions left by an experienced but aging workforce. In partnership with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and local educators, these companies formed the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire to pool resources.

EPIC Honored as ‘Best Place to Work’ for 4th Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized again as a ‘Best Place to Work in the Bay Area’ by both the San Francisco Business Times and the San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal. EPIC has been similarly honored through a survey of their Bay Area team members each year since the company was founded in 2007.

The New Graduate Job Network Uncovers How Creating a Personal Marketing Plan Can Help Recent Grads Get Ahead

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Similar to any company who is about to market a new product, a personal marketing plan can cut job hunting time in half and save you money. According to the experts at The New Graduate Job Network, a personal marketing firm specializing in helping recent graduates find jobs, entering a job search with a good game plan can often mean the difference between landing your next great job and remaining unemployed after graduation.

Insurance Leader Launches ‘Worksite Academy’ to Support Employers with Long-Term Care Education

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces the formation of a new division called Worksite Academy to help solve a critical problem for employers: maintaining productivity with an aging workforce.

Personal Marketing Firm ERI Explains 5 Ways Executives Can Create Their Next New Job

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After gaining years of experience in your current field, you are ready for your next challenge. ERI Personal Marketing, a firm specializing in assisting executives and professionals in their career search, knows that if you are like many executives in today’s job market, your next position may very likely be one created specifically for you.

SET Personal Marketing Reveals How Developing Positive Chemistry Can Help You Succeed in a Job Interview

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In order for an interview to turn into a good offer, SET Personal Marketing, a firm specializing in helping professionals find work or change careers, advises that it should be far more than just a question-and-answer session. One strategy Robert J. Gerberg, Chairman of SET Personal Marketing, suggests is to develop a positive chemistry right at the start.

Pathbuilders Participates in ‘Women in the Economy Executive Task Force,’ Hosted by The Wall Street Journal

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Helene Lollis, president of Pathbuilders, was a featured subject-matter expert at The Wall Street Journal’s Women In The Economy Task Force April 4-6. The event brought together more than 150 CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers and subject-matter experts for an interactive working session to build strategies for growing the pipeline of female talent.

White Paper Explores Impact of Workforce Regulations on Federal Contractors

DES MOINES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Announcing in 2010 that it would increase enforcement efforts, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) appears to be in hot pursuit of workforce diversity compliance among federal contractors and their subs. So writes construction-industry recruiting expert and BirdDog VP of Marketing Doug Mitchell in a newly released white paper.

KnowledgeAdvisors Announces Next Generation Executive Reporting for Talent Development

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, a learning measurement software and solutions company that improves the effectiveness of learning, today announced it has undertaken a landmark effort in developing a set of Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP) for L&D measurement.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Supports Employers with Human Resources Hotline

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, through a partnership with the California Employers Association, has helped more than 100 businesses with no cost human resources consulting. Horizon Hobby, Inc. is a medium sized company located in Ontario, Calif. with their corporate headquarters in Illinois.

Pathbuilders President Helene Lollis Selected as Subject Matter Expert for The Wall Street Journal’s Women In The Economy Conference

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pathbuilders is pleased to announce that Helene Lollis will serve as a subject matter expert for the Mid-Career Stage Working Group for The Wall Street Journal’s Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy.

KnowledgeAdvisors Publishes a Brand New Book for Human Capital Libraries Worldwide

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, a learning measurement software and solutions company that improves the effectiveness of learning, today announced the publication of a brand new book titled ‘Human Capital Analytics: Measuring and Improving Talent Development – 2nd Edition’ (ISBN-13: 978-1595716446) by its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Kent Barnett and Jeffrey Berk respectively.

Pathbuilders Welcomes Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard to ‘Women of Influence’ Panel

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pathbuilders is pleased to introduce its distinguished panelists for the Continua® ‘Women of Influence – Navigating Organizations with Few Female Leaders’ program on Friday, March 11. The panel will include Major General Maria Britt, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard; Kris Wooton, SVP, Finance at CNN Worldwide; and Sharon James Jordon, SVP, Operations & Systems at Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc.

Local Businesses Hire 90 Percent of Graduates from Workforce Investment Act Funded Machining Course – Return on Investment Tops $7 Million

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Members of the first graduating class of Technical Employment Training, Inc. (TET) were unable to accept their diploma because they were already busy at their new jobs, reports the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County.