Archive for July, 2012
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Sheila, Charlie, Bob, Eleanor, Ellen, Lynn, Andy, Jim and nearly a hundred volunteers, most of whom are retirees from Solivita, an Orlando area active adult community, worked thousands of hours over the past four years in a 1950 era, subpar building, providing food assistance to neighbors in crisis. They knew how to fix the building but chose to spend scarce pantry funds for food, doing spot improvements with volunteers.
What happens when a company whose motto is “Creating a better America One Neighborhood at a Time” comes to Florida? Answer: The St. Rose pantry building got an industrial strength makeover. Solivitas new management company, Associated Asset Management, AAM, employees and partner vendors directed their construction expertise, tools and generosity to update the St. Rose pantry.
AAM teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County to do a Brush With Kindness Project at the building on Pleasant Hill Road. They painted, replaced light fixtures and smoke alarms, improved the AC system, donated and installed a water filtration system and refrigerator and built handicapped ramps inside and out. No pantry dollars were used for the project, AAM Florida staff and vendors donated their leadership, time, expertise and funds to make it happen, and Habitat provided the paint and light fixtures.
St. Rose of Lima food pantry serves the Poinciana community, providing food to approximately 25,000 people annually. A large number of Solivita residents invest volunteer time, multiple talents, food and funds in the lives of total strangers who are neighbors in need. Now they will work in a building that is safer, more beautiful and functional because of the AAM effort. Sheila Anderson, pantry director, said, It gives me a sense of hope and pride that Solivita staff made this huge effort. Most of us are retirees and dont have the muscle to take on a job like this. AAM offered to help us and they exceeded our expectations in a major way. It really lifted our spirits and greatly improved the environment for our clients and volunteers.
Solivita Community and Club Manager Kraig Carmickle has been with AAM for 14 years, so the corporate culture of community service is part of his world view. We believe the welfare of the people beyond our gates is a critical part of the health of our community here at Solivita. The more AAM staff and our residents are involved and contribute time and talent to the people in our neighborhood, we share our assets. Service is a major part of AAMs way of life and we bring that to every community we serve, said Carmickle.
Leading by example, AAM President Amanda Shaw and Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Susan Williams rolled a warm shade of sandy beige onto the pantry walls with the first team of AAM volunteers. Heaven knows during these difficult economic times, the number of people in need keeps rising and formerly middle class families have found themselves in need of basic necessities, said Williams. The work that the pantry and volunteers are doing is both admirable and humbling. Williams continued, We have seen the research that tells us that people who live in neighborhoods, where people regularly interact, look out for each other and come together, are happier, healthier and live more complete lives. That is what “Creating a Better America, One Neighborhood at a Time” is all about. We are not glib or fanciful in our belief that we can, and do, make a difference and that we have work worth doing, she noted.
Its easy to change a corporate culture, said Shaw. Once our team members start volunteering, they never turn back. It gives a person great happiness to do something worthwhile for another and that satisfaction becomes the internal reward that fuels the desire to do more. We invite employees to embrace important projects and they do the rest. Its enormous fun and they constantly outdo themselves. The Solivita team has already demonstrated that spirit and its contagious. Hunger and poverty are huge problems and it takes all of us to solve them. We consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with organizations that give so much to the communities where we live and work. Together we can build a better America one neighborhood (and even one family) at a time! said Shaw.
AAM works with many of the largest homebuilding and community development companies in the United States such as Del Webb/Pulte, Shea Homes and Meritage Homes. Founded in 1990, AAM employs 300 people and manages more than 375 homeowners associations in the United States. The company is a member of the Alliance Management Network, an invitation-only coalition of HOA management professionals dedicated to furthering industry professionalism, as well as a number of other HOA management services-related groups. AAM is dedicated to delivering total peace of mind to the boards of directors and homeowners in the communities it manages.
Epcot Career Solutions challenges Chris Grayling and the Government to provide every jobseeker on benefit with the fundamental tools to actually get a job and stop blaming 1.6 million jobseekers for their current situation
(PRWEB UK) 29 June 2012
Once again the Employment Minister Chris Grayling puts the blame for unemployment back onto the jobless! In todays Daybreak interview on ITN on Monday 25th June, following a clear question from Kate Garraway asking him where the jobs were, he stated:
The reality is that people are able at the moment to come to this country and find work. One of the
frustrations I have as Employment Minister is that we look at the large number of people who are still
coming even today from other European countries for example….
Clearly this implies that jobseekers are at fault for their lack of ability to find work, and this adds even more credence to the Independents view this morning of the Conservative party being considered the nasty party following another announcement today also by the Government they will be withdrawing Housing Benefit from under 25 year olds, who are being expected to live at home or find employment.
Chris Grayling then went on And weve put in place some of the best back to work support weve ever had in this country through our Work Programme. Given the poor results published following the first 12 months and the secrecy providers are being required to maintain around openly speaking about their figures, I would strongly contest the veracity and reliability of his comments.
On the same day, David Cameron spoke at Bluewater in Kent of his desire to open up the debate on benefit reforms to create new policies and a fairer distribution of opportunity. These reforms could include jobseekers on benefit preparing a CV in order to engage with the job market. Whilst I am very supportive about the direction of travel policy is taking, the solution is already available! I am delighted to be able to offer all Jobseekers (especially those on the Work Programme) the opportunity of using the worlds finest CV builder tool to create a customised professional quality CV within 30-60 minutes, as well as tailor their CV for every job, as they will have 12 months access to our extremely easy to use online tool, at a remarkably low price of
Question by TOOTAl2: Why Do Jobless claims keep going up? why doesnt obama do something stop this?
Jobless claims rise, topping 460,000
Answer by apeman605
Because it is amateur hour in the White House.
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wow that stimulas program sure is developing jobs at the unemployment dept how high do you think unemployment?
Question by : wow that stimulas program sure is developing jobs at the unemployment dept how high do you think unemployment?
will actually go?
Lawmakers stressed that the fourth unemployment benefit extension in the past 18 months was necessary because initial signs of economic recovery have not been reflected in the job market.
“The truth is that long-term unemployment remains at its highest rate since we began measuring it in 1948,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said. About one-third of the 15 million people out of work have gone at least six months without a job.
The bill would provide another 14 weeks of benefits to all out-of-work people who have exhausted their benefits or will do so by the end of the year, estimated at nearly 2 million. Those in states where the jobless rate is 8.5 percent or above get an additional six weeks.
The unemployment rate is now 9.8 percent and economists are predicting that there will be tens of thousands of new job losses as new job market figures are released.
The extra 20 weeks could push the maximum a person in a high unemployment state could receive to 99 weeks, the most in history. Unemployment checks generally are for about $ 300 a week.
Answer by shootsmyownfood
JOBS and THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.The two most important issues to Americans and 0dumba avoids them both like the plague.Sure do hate to interfere with his golf game but maybe its time.
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