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Vallum Software Announces a new product offering, expanded support for Linux and UNIX for the Vallum GMI Agent

Naples, FL (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

Vallum Software today announced it has reached an agreement with the GMI Foundation to develop a series of Linux and UNIX based agent programs to extend its existing Windows management platform support. This new change will expand the support of GMI and the Vallum Halo Manager to allow in-depth management of Linux and UNIX platforms using the well-tested General Management Interface specification, currently available for all types of Windows platforms.

The new Linux and UNIX based GMI agents will operate in a fashion identical to the Windows agents, incorporating the same management interface, extensible “App” architecture, and security model. This new software adaptation for the GMI agent to Linux and UNIX will allow end-users to manage Linux and UNIX servers in the exact same fashion as Windows servers, obtaining CPU, memory, and network statistics, and allowing additional GMI Apps to be uploaded to extend the range of agent functions.

Initially, Vallum will support all popular versions of Linux, expanding rapidly to permit Solaris platforms, and eventually other platforms (such as AIX and HPUX) to be managed using the GMI specification.

“At this time, with thousands of downloads and installations of the Vallum Halo Manager and GMI agent currently deployed, we have demonstrated beyond question that GMI and Halo are an effective tool for managing Windows platforms. We now plan to rapidly expand into end-point management of other platforms”, said Lance Edelman, executive director of Vallum Software. “We see support of Linux and other UNIX platforms to be a logical next step for Vallum Software and for our user base.”

The Vallum “Halo Manager”, which is available for download and evaluation from the Vallum Website, provides availability monitoring, performance graphing, and e-mail notifications for subnets of up to 256 devices. Although Vallum Halo can manage non-Windows platforms, it currently requires the GMI agent to be installed on a Windows platform to permit assessment of CPU, processes, network traffic, and other detailed metrics.

The GMI foundation currently offers Software Development Kits (SDKs), agents, and GMI applications for general use, freely distributed to interested parties.

According to C.B. Bannet, a principal developer for the GMI foundation, “We have a unified picture of how to manage all types of devices. We fully support the porting of the GMI agent to as many platforms as possible, and appreciate Vallum Software’s lead with this new project. We anticipate that this will be regarded as a historic step forward for the General Management Interface, and a new demonstration of GMI’s unique power to simplify performance and end-point management of all types of devices.”

To access the Vallum Halo Manager, refer to the Vallum Software LLC website: Parties interested in beta-testing this new software or participating in project plans should contact info(at)vallumsoftware(dot)com.

About Vallum Software

Vallum Software, LLC is a software manufacturer of IT end-point management solutions that delivers extensive functionality at a lower cost and complexity than competing solutions. Vallum’s solutions, including the Vallum Halo Manager, are built upon the compact and efficient General Management Interface (GMI) specification by the GMI Foundation. The specification provides a flexible framework towards the creation of specialized GMI applications for a wide variety of purposes. The applications can be easily created, allowing additional functionality to be added to Vallum’s solutions, providing end-users with the ability to customize the solution to their specific needs by easily adding GMI applications. For more information on Vallum Software, please visit

About the GMI Foundation

The GMI Foundation is a consortium of open-source software developers dedicated to lowering the cost of technology solutions to the SMB marketplace. The General Management Interface (GMI) specification is a protocol and agent system that provide query and control functions of remote platforms. For more information on The GMI Foundation, please visit

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Silverton Casino Hotel Announces October Entertainment and Events Listing

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

Ink Master Viewing Party

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Admission Cost: Free

Venue: Shady Grove Lounge

Event Info: Ink Master reality television show will take center stage every Tuesday night with a viewing party and live radio remote from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Special guest, Cleen Rock One of Chrome Gypsy Tattoo Las Vegas will be at the viewing party each week to discuss that night’s episode. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials while watching the new episode of Ink Master. Chrome Gypsy Tattoo is giving away a tattoo each week and guests can register to win a grand prize valued at $ 1,000. Must be 21 years of age or older and must be present to win.

Comedian Alex Thomas

Dates: Friday, October 17

Time: Doors at 8 p.m.; Show at 9 p.m.

Admission Cost: $ 20 General Admission; $ 40 Meet & Greet

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Silverton Casino and Wade 2 The Blue are presenting an All 80’s High School Reunion Comedy Show featuring comedian Alex Thomas, hosted by Sweet Lou Collins on Friday, October 17 at 9 p.m. Audience members will experience the best of Alex Thomas live inside Veil Pavilion where his irreverent point of view is on full display.

Thomas actually grew up with a musical background, but quickly found that telling jokes was more his style. He was the class clown during his school years and just after graduating high school he landed his first job in the entertainment industry by appearing on In Living Color as the choreographer for the infamous Fly Girls. Thomas was known as the funny guy on set, and it was there that he was encouraged to pursue comedy. Just two years later, while performing at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California, audience member and fan Will Smith hired him as the writer for the hit sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where he wrote for three seasons. As his career took off, Thomas stared in two one hour comedy specials on Showtime and BET’s ComicView, including opening stand-up for stars such as Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, and Bill Cosby. To add to his multifaceted success, Alex can be found on multiple hit sitcoms including The Jaimie Foxx Show, Moesha, The Wayans Bros, Family Guy, King of the Hill and Batman Beyond as well as an appearance on the NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As if tackling sitcom writing, stand-up, television, and Showtime wasn’t enough, Thomas appeared in several hit films and is a semi-successful hip-hop artist performing with Kanye West, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent. General admission tickets are just $ 20; meet and greet tickets available for $ 40 with limited availability. Tickets are available online, at Ticket price subject to all fees, sales tax and L.E.T. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Peace Frog – Tribute to THE DOORS

Dates: Saturday, October 25

Time: 7 p.m. Doors; 8 p.m.

Admission Cost: $ 14.95

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Embodying the drama and rock theater that made The Doors famous is what makes Peace Frog’s show unique and has kept loyal fans entranced for 16 years. Audience members experience the dark and moody, mystical and hypnotic recreation of the true likeness, presence, spirit and vocals of Jim Morrison and the band. Fans can expect intoxicating renditions of “Hello, I Love You”, “Light My Fire”, “L.A. Woman”, “The End” and many of The Doors classic songs. This is the one and only show in Las Vegas this year for Peace Frog. Tickets start at just $ 14.95 and are available online, at All ages show. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket price subject to all fees, sales tax and L.E.T.

About Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City Search®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit


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Intesi! Resources Announces 25 DiSC Profile Facts

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 21, 2014

Intesi! Resources, a leader in personal assessment systems, today announced the addition of 25 DiSC Profile Facts to their website in an effort to better educate users on the benefits of the company’s DiSC Profile assessment offerings.

The DiSC Profile is used to evaluate users based on “Dominance, influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness,” and has been used by thousands of organizations – including government entities and Fortune 500 companies – to help employers gain insight about current and potential employees. “Our hope is that companies, whether they are small businesses or larger corporations, will use the DiSC Profiles, offered by Intesi! Resources, not only to learn better ways of responding to and dealing with conflict but also exactly what motivates employees on an individual level.”

With the release of the 25 DiSC Profile Facts on the Intesi! website, the company hopes to provide even more information on the benefits this personal assessment program. “The 25 DiSC Profile Facts page allows us to better communicate many of the amazing benefits the DiSC Profile has over other standard personality assessment tests, as well as give customers a better understanding of some of the more ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of what goes into making up each individual’s DiSC Style.”

Many of the facts mentioned on the DiSC Profile Facts page showcase the various ways in which this personal assessment system can be used to help boost company and individual productivity, foster better communication among team members, develop the best managers and leaders, and increase sales. The page also details ways the DiSC Profile System can help customers with individual growth on a more personal level, in addition to a professional one. Some of the facts featured include tips for how DiSC Assessment Systems can help improve self esteem among teens and young people, as well as helping individuals in developing a strong sense of self-awareness to better understand themselves and others around them, according to an Intesi! representative.

“The overall purpose of a DiSC Profile,” said a company spokesperson, “is to help measure how users act and respond in certain situations and environments. They can then use this valuable information to gain insight on not only their own actions, but also those of others around them as well.” Intesi! says this can be especially insightful from an upper management perspective. “DiSC Profiles help employers looking to evaluate both current and potential future employees, but they also help management recognize their own strengths and any potential challenges they might face on their own paths to success. This in turn, leads to better communication, reduced stress, and greatly improved productivity.”

About Intesi! Resources

Intesi! Resources, an Everything DiSC Authorized Partner of Wiley, is a nationally recognized DiSC Profile expert. The company offers a multitude of behavioral profile tests and other resources to help job hunters, employers, students and others develop leadership skills, enhance communication and optimize productivity. Intesi!, a Phoenix-based company, has been in business for more than 10 years and has helped numerous organizations and individuals discover those vital insights necessary for personal and business success. Intesi! is staffed with DiSC subject-matter experts, including a Certified DiSC Trainer for invaluable insights and personal attention to detail. To learn more about the DiSC Profile, call Toll Free (866) 346-8374, or visit their website at

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TypeEd Announces the Return of In The Loop Featuring Leah Faust

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2014

TypeEd, the L.A.-based program of typography courses for graphic designers, brings Creative Director Leah Faust back to teach the In The Loop workshop, taking place Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the General Assembly in Santa Monica from 12-8 p.m.

Faust and her brand consulting firm lfnco specializes in concept, development, design, and experience. Her work includes strategic marketing, visual merchandising, and packaging for clients such as TAO, Bottega Louie, Honolulu Coffee, Echo & Rig, and La Brea Bakery.

The eight-hour intensive workshop will review two relevant facets of script letterform design, brand marks, and freehand lettering. Faust will be leading the intermediate-level TypeEd workshop on the practical handling of brand mark scripts and freehand script development. Students will learn about the aspects of readability, angle, stroke variation, letterform translation, and working with digital vectors and bézier curves.

“Leah believes in craftsmanship,” said TypeEd’s education director Michael Stinson. “Our goal is to help students and designers with the fundamental skills of typography, and her script workshop will add a lettering aspect to the typographic skillset offering and allow designers to communicate in multiple ways at once. Custom type is a desirable skill that pairs with magazine editorial design, branding, fine art and illustration.”

To participate, students must have at least three years of formal design education or studio-working experience and have taken a previous TypeEd class or workshop. Laptops with Adobe Illustrator installed are required. Workshop enrollment is available at $ 150 for professional designers and $ 130 for college students on the TypeEd web site at Materials and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

The event takes place in General Assembly’s Classroom 3 between noon and 8:00 p.m. with periodic project reviews held in their light-filled lounge area. General Assembly is located at 1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

About TypeEd

TypeEd brings the craft of typography back to graphic design. The program is designed to teach the typographic skills required to produce professional graphic design. Fast-paced classes, workshops and clinics, enable design students to understand typography fundamentals and master practical type skills such as hand-lettering, logotype design and digital typesetting in a short amount of time. To learn more, visit us online at

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Tower Legal Solutions Announces Expansion into Dallas, TX; Names Jim Pranske as Managing Director

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

Tower Legal Solutions, a leading national staffing and managed review company, announced today that it is bolstering its rapid growth with the opening of its newest office in Dallas, Texas. Local professional, Jim Pranske, Esq., has been hired to manage the office and lead the Texas team. Pranske, with 25 years of legal experience, has been a successful trial attorney in Texas for the past 18 years at law firms of all sizes and practice concentrations, including several years as a partner at large, multinational firms.

Tower Legal Founder and CEO, Leslie Firtell, Esq., selected Dallas, one of the top US cities for finding employment, because it has a large corporate presence and it affords Tower Legal’s clients another cost-effective, onshore alternative for their temporary legal staffing needs. “Texas, in general, offers a business-friendly environment to corporations of all sizes. The Dallas market continues to enjoy significant growth and prosperity. Plus, it has a large pool of talented legal professionals. As we continue to focus on saving our clients money, we found that Dallas is another strong market where we are able to do so without sacrificing quality,” commented Firtell.

“We are building a world class management team to support our growth and Jim’s leadership, legal background and reputation makes him a fantastic addition to our management team and our corporate culture. I am thrilled that Jim will be representing our organization. Coupled with his legal background and his extensive experience in managing large document review teams, I am confident that Tower Legal Solutions will be an asset to the Dallas market.” said Firtell.

“I have handled numerous matters that required rapid analysis of a voluminous number of documents,” said Pranske. “This was challenging and required my associates to cull the important documents. Now, companies and law firms can call on Tower to help perform that task, freeing up their associates and in-house lawyers to tackle the other, substantive aspects of a matter. I am very excited to join a team of professionals who can help our clients overcome their challenges, big or small.”

Tower Legal’s Dallas large-scale document review facility is expected to open this summer.

About Tower Legal Solutions

Tower Legal Solutions builds collaborative relationships to deliver value with unmatched client service. We provide superior, personalized services that reflect your workflow processes, technological preferences, and workspace needs. A woman-owned, full-service staffing and managed review company, Tower Legal Solutions provides clear lines of communication and accountability for project and candidate success. We are up front and transparent about fees, candidate qualifications, timelines, and responsibilities, enabling greater predictability and project efficiency. Our team listens carefully and acts quickly to match experienced legal talent and project management resources to fit projects of any size or scope. To learn more about us, including links to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, visit

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NOVAtime Announces the NOVAtime 4000 Workforce Management SuiteApp for Netsuites Cloud Computing Platform

San Jose, CA and Diamond Bar, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

NOVAtime, a leading Time and Attendance/Workforce Management solution, today announced the launch of the NOVAtime 4000 Workforce Management SuiteApp, built using NetSuites SuiteCloud Computing Platform. The new SuiteApp enables customers to manage time and attendance, scheduling, accrual, expense, and other human capital management featuresall as a single offering for NetSuite customers.

NetSuites SuiteCloud is a comprehensive offering of cloud-based products, development tools, and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing. SuiteCloud Developer Tools provide a comprehensive cloud customization environment, whether you’re extending NetSuite to fit your business needs or developing completely new applications. SuiteCloud Developer Tools include workflow management, scripting, analytics, web services and more.

Were excited to be a NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network partner with the Built for NetSuite badge, and to offer NetSuite customers a reliable and recognized leading time and attendance/workforce solution, said Frank Su, CEO of NOVAtime. The SuiteApp provides seamless integration and boosts both systems capabilities. While working in NetSuite, end-users can add and change classification data (known as departments, locations, and classes in NetSuite), and have that data automatically reflected in the NOVAtime 4000 SaaS solution.

Working with NetSuite

Using the SuiteCloud Development Platform, NOVAtime has developed the NOVAtime 4000 Workforce Management SuiteApp targeting joint customers in the retail, manufacturing, and warehouse distribution industries, said Guido Haarmans, Vice President of Business Development for Technology Partners at NetSuite. These new capabilities help our customers manage and streamline their workforce across multiple-locations and manage it all within one system, NetSuite.

Key Benefits

Available via Software as a Service (SaaS) or through an on-premise, licensed model
Features user-friendly web interfaces for administrators, supervisors, and employees
Accommodates an unlimited number of employees
Built with an open modular design that easily adapts to company changes
Reduces administrative costs and increase employee productivity
Automatically exports summarized work hours by labor codes such as departments, locations, and classes into NetSuites Time Bill records

For more information about the integrated solution, please visit

About NOVAtime

Established in 1999, NOVAtime has helped over 10,000 organizations around the world benefit from their use of NOVAtime Workforce Management solutions. With corporate offices located in Diamond Bar, California, NOVAtime utilizes the latest advancements in technology for its complete suite of Workforce Management solutions. This has enabled NOVAtime to serve companies with complex data collection requirements, including badge/biometric time clocks, browser-based data collection, telephone features, PDA scanners, etc. NOVAtime offers solutions for scheduling, labor allocation, job costing, work-order management, and cost center allocation. NOVAtime currently supports two timekeeping software platforms. This includes a licensed, self-hosted version of the web-based workforce management system, as well as a hosted software-as-a-service application that features multi-tiered, multi-tenant infrastructure. NOVAtime demonstrated compliance with the documented practices for architecture, development, privacy and security and has earned the Built for NetSuite badge. For more information about NOVAtime, and to learn about how we have helped other companies control costs and remain compliant with todays challenging business requirements, please visit or call 877.486.6682.

About SuiteCloud

NetSuites SuiteCloud is a comprehensive offering of cloud-based products, development tools and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing. Based on NetSuite, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, SuiteCloud enables customers to run their core business operations in the cloud, and software developers to target new markets quickly with newly-created mission-critical applications built on top of mature and proven business processes. The complete SuiteCloud offering includes NetSuites multi-tenant, always-on SaaS infrastructure; the NetSuite Business Suite of applications (Accounting/ERP, CRM and Ecommerce); and the NS-BOS Development Platform.

The SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) is a comprehensive developer program for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who build apps for SuiteCloud. All available SuiteApps are listed on, a single-source online marketplace where NetSuite customers can find applications to meet specific business process or industry-specific needs. For more information on SuiteCloud and the SDN program, please visit:

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Washington County Maryland Announces Another Decrease in Unemployment

Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation(DLLR) announced another decrease to Washington Countys unemployment rates for March 2013. The announced 8.1 percent unemployment rate is a 0.7 percent decrease and comes on the heels of a 0.6 percent February decrease. The decrease follows Maryland data trends which also revealed a 0.7 percent decrease. In months prior, the County jumped three spots in the rankings from 20th to 17th and this remained unchanged.

Currently, Washington Countys average unemployment rate is at a four-year low of 8.6 percent according to data through December 2012; and two recent decisions by the County Commissioners have played a vital role in decreasing this rate and fostering economic growth.

During the March 5, 2013, Board meeting, the Commissioners extended the current residential stimulus plan until the end of September. Additionally, the maximum number of homes per builder was increased by 10 units from 30 per builder to 40. The purpose of this action was to stimulate residential construction and the jobs that accompany homebuilding. As a result of the stimulus, the County has collected over $ 589,000 in incremental revenue.

The second decision was the approval of amendments to the Building Excise Tax Ordinance. After a public hearing held on March 26, 2013, at which there was overwhelming support for amending the Building Excise Tax Ordinance, the Board approved by unanimous vote to:

Lower the tax on residential construction from $ 3 a square foot to $ 1 a square foot.

Lower the tax on nonresidential construction from $ 3 a square foot to $ 1 a square foot on the first 15,000 square feet, and $ 3 a square foot thereafter.

Since the March 26, 2013, amendments went into effect, 31 permits have been filed of which 27 were small residential contractors.

Marylands unemployment rate stands at 6.6 percent, 0.9 percent below the national average of 7.5 percent according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor statistics.

For more information regarding Washington County workforce and employment data, please contact Washington County Public Relations and Community Affairs at publicaffairs(at)washco-md(dot)net or 240-313-2380.


About Washington County, Maryland Government

Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.

According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest costs per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit for more information.

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Newsmax Announces Jeb Bushs Plan for Immigration and the US Economy

West Palm Beach, Fla (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, co-author of a controversial new book on immigration, tells Newsmax that Americas incredibly complex immigration laws should be reformed from stem to stern with strict attention toward attracting and retaining more skilled workers from other nations. In the exclusive interview with Newsmax, Gov. Bush shares his revealing thoughts on dealing with the nation’s unsustainable public debt and entitlement programs.

The leading Republican sat down with Newsmax to elaborate on a number of topics he discusses in his cover story for the April edition of Newsmax magazine, arguing that America can be great again if we open up the doors to economic opportunity. Bush believes that economic growth is the answer for the nations economic woes.

Bush offers an optimistic view of Americas future and straight talk about its problems. Regarding the hot- button issue of immigration, he tells Newsmax that high- achieving people with great aspirations should be able to come if they can make an immediate contribution to our economy.

In his Newsmax magazine article, Bush never once mentions Democrats or President Barack Obama. He tells Newsmax TV that other Republicans could be too focused on talking about what the opposition is doing instead of what they have to offer. “Today’s conservatives have spent the past several months nursing their wounds from the elections and focusing on deficits, sequestration, and tax policy,” he says, and suggests that Republicans could be spending too much time on the nations debt and deficit instead of narrowing in on growth.

The former Florida governor ends his Newsmax interview on an optimistic note, saying, I just have total confidence that a dynamic world will yield benefits that we cant even imagine. If you believe like I do that the world is abundant with possibilities, then we need to make sure we build capacity so that everybody is successful or can be successful in the pursuit of their dreams not the dreams of someone from government, but their own dreams.

To obtain your copy of Jeb Bushs Special Report Growth Is the Answer with our FREE Offer visit

To watch Bushs in-depth interview with Newsmax, click here.

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Montgomery County, Ohio Announces Benefits for Employers Hiring Individuals Returning from Prison

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

The Montgomery County, Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Policy Board and the Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry welcomed U.S. Senator Rob Portman and U.S. Congressman Mike Turner to Dayton to discuss benefits available to employers who hire individuals returning to our community from prison.

U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice and Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Co-chairs of the Montgomery County Reentry Policy Board, joined Senator Portman, Congressman Turner, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce President Phil Parker and business owners for a media event held at the Dayton Convention Center.

Montgomery County, on an annual basis, sees approximately 1,700 to 2,000 women and men return to the community from state and federal prisons to every zip code in the county.

Intense teaching and coaching for ex-offenders working to change their lives for the better have shown significant results since the start of Montgomery Countys Reentry Program in December 2010. Employment is one of the keys to that success.

Montgomery County employers who work through the Office of Reentry can hire ex-offenders who have soft skills training and employers are eligible for tax credits and incentives, said County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman. Work opportunities provide hope and a chance to achieve success for ex-offenders who have made the decision to turn their lives around.

Employers who hire ex-offenders through the MCOER are guaranteed to be matched with individuals who have:

Soft Skill Training
Access to in-prison training and state issued certificates of achievement and employability
A pre-screen drug test

Other incentives that benefit employers:

A Federal Bonding program for ex-felons for up to $ 5,000.
The Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit available after the employee works the required number of hours, either full or part time.
Access to a company (WOTC Solutions) that will take responsibility for all required tax credit paperwork and reporting. They charge a fee from the tax credit so the risk to the employer is minimal.

When ex-offenders partner with community resources to turn their lives around, they have a greatly enhanced chance of avoiding criminal behavior and, in many cases, are able to gain employment, housing and reunification with their family, said U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice.

In 2005, at the beginning of Montgomery Countys current effort to reduce recidivism, the county recidivism rate was 44.7%. By the end of 2011, the county recidivism rate had fallen dramatically to 32.2%. The Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry is pleased to announce, over the past two years, an overall recidivism rate of 9.3% for all 1,371 clients who are eligible for and participated in specific programming.

The annual cost to incarcerate an individual is about $ 25,000. The cost to provide an ex-offender with a cognitive based reentry program with proven results is less than $ 1,000.00 total.

To learn more about the benefits of hiring individuals returning from prison, employers can contact the Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry at 937-225-6460.

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Efficient Forms, LLC announces the immediate release of its EHX WOTC Screening tools to assist all companies wanting to claim 2012 WOTC ahead of the April 29th deadline.

Littleton, CO (PRWEB) March 31, 2013

In an effort to assist companies and Human Resource Service Providers with meeting the IRS deadline of April 29, 2013 for submitting 2012 WOTC paperwork to appropriate state agencies, Efficient Forms is making its automated WOTC Screening and WOTC forms automation service available to all companies and waiving the screening fee when they process their credits through Efficient Forms.

Earlier in March, IRS Notice 2013-14 gave guidance regarding transition relief for employers claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that was retroactively extended from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013. Specifically, this notice provided employers that hire(d) members of targeted groups additional time beyond the 28-day deadline for submitting Form 8850, the Pre-screening Notice and Certification, to the appropriate state DLA.

The IRS notice includes the following: a taxable employer that hires a member of a WOTC targeted group on or after January 1, 2012, and on or before March 31, 2013, will be considered to have satisfied the requirements if it submits the completed Form 8850 to the DLA to request certification not later than April 29, 2013.

The release of EHX WOTC Screening allows companies to quickly determine if the employees they hired in 2012 are WOTC eligible, completes all the required WOTC paperwork (8850 and 9061), and captures electronic signatures from the employee and company HR administrators. Efficient Forms will also assist companies with processing the credits utilizing EHX WOTC Processing services. Efficient Forms is also releasing the WOTC Screening tools to Payroll Providers and PEO groups to assist them with identifying 2012 WOTC credits for their customers’ companies.

Many companies have not taken advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit due to the complexity of the forms and certification process. Our EHX WOTC Screening service removes those barriers. Our easy to follow, plain English, interactive Question and Answer process makes it easy to complete the required WOTC forms (8850 and 9061). With the April 29th deadline to submit WOTC forms looming, we felt it was necessary and important to offer our tools to assist companies with this daunting task. David Kenney, CEO, Efficient Forms, LLC

EHX WOTC Screening can be setup in a matter of minutes for a company, payroll provider or PEO. Efficient WOTC Screening is simplifying a complex process in time for companies to meet the April 29th submission deadline.

About Efficient Forms, LLC and Efficient Hire EHX/WOTC

Founded in 2004, Efficient Forms, LLC is a privately-held Colorado company that specializes in automated electronic solutions for dynamic and cost-effective forms completion, data collection, and process workflow. Its Transaction Origination Platform powers the company’s various industry leading SaaS services by allowing its customers to capture data for multiple forms by using an online one-time-entry “interview.” Its market leading solutions, Efficient Hire and Efficient WOTC, automate the new hire onboarding process for all types of employers.

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