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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 type-ed.com/events/loop042614. 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.
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 type-ed.com.
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 http://www.towerls.com.
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.
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 http://www.suiteapp.com.
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 http://www.novatime.com or call 877.486.6682.
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 SuiteApp.com, 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: http://www.netsuite.com/developers.
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 http://www.washco-md.net for more information.
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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 http://www.Newsmax.com/Bush13.
To watch Bushs in-depth interview with Newsmax, click here.
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.
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.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2007
G&A Partners, a fully-integrated Houston-based Human Resource (HR) and administrative services company, announced today that they will host a webinar titled “Compensation and Salary Administration.” This webinar on new laws governing companies’ compensation and salary administration practices is for HR professionals, and registration is now open. The webinar will take place 11:30 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 26, 2007.
Ori Murdock, HR manager for G&A Partners, will provide an overview of the latest federal and state standards, detail minimum wage best practices and highlight emerging unemployment laws and trends.
Registration for the webinar, called “Compensation and Salary Administration,” is currently open. To register, visit: https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/898173711.
“As a SPHR and GPHR, Ori is uniquely qualified to help companies-big or small, public or private-understand the new laws addressing compensation and salary administration and their potential impact,” said John Allen, President and COO of G&A Partners.
Allen added that, because Murdock’s presentation addresses a topic that touches any and all company employees, it will be equally beneficial for managers, HR professionals and employees.
About G&A Partners
G&A Partners is a Houston-based HR and Administrative Services company that manages human resources, benefits, payroll, accounting and risk management for growing businesses. G&A maintains offices in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, College Station and Corpus Christi. For more information about the company, visit http://www.gnapartners.com.
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Carson City, NV (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
Many people worldwide are unemployed because they do not have the basic computer skills to work in the modern job market. Without a job it is difficult to overcome the problem. Yes, there are computer courses available, but without a job, where do people get the money to pay for such courses? Smart Media Technologies offers the solution at no cost to anyone anywhere in the world through Home Page Pays, a program that installs on any browser in under 3 seconds and offers a full library of video computer courses.
10 years ago it was OK not to have computer skills but today it could even cost employees their current job. According to BBC “MI5 is ditching staff who lack computer skills in a programme of compulsory and voluntary redundancies.”
Computer illiteracy is a worldwide problem and according to a report from consultancy firm Booz & Company about 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills which they defined as
these basic skills as:
Using a search engine
Sending and receiving emails
Completing online applications
Accessing information online.
When officials in Oahu, Hawaii, projected the local unemployment picture they did an assessment of the states online jobs program and found that: 60 percent of job-seekers do not have adequate computer skills or access to the Internet and have difficulty in navigating HireNet Hawaii on their own.
According to NBC News corespondent Dan Corcoran”In this technology-driven world, many job seekers cannot navigate their way through the application process, let alone land a steady job.”
Unlike other job skills computer programs and the Internet are constantly evolving and it is not feasible for most people to keep paying for computer classes not to mention the inconvenience and cost of commuting to the classroom. Smart Media Technologies is a strong proponent of computer literacy and that is why they started offering their services for free rather than charging for them as they had done previously. Thanks to SMT’s generosity everyone can afford to learn how to use the computer and the Internet. Users of HPP also have additional benefits from using it such as being able to win cash and prizes just for being online.
Schools and Educators can also use the system to supplement their own training programs by purchasing their own branded system to give to their students which comes with a complete live communication system for them to communicate directly with their students that they can give away. The organization would earn money from advertisers whenever their students are online just like the students do even though the students never pay to use it.
While there is never more than one ad showing on HPP the system owner or the user can choose to hide and/or remove it with the click of the mouse. While they won’t earn anything if they do the option is available. While advertising is what allows SMT to keep HPP free there are still millions of people willing to keep it on for all the benefits they get from having it on.
About Smart Media Technologies
Smart Media Technologies is a world-class technology company that has developed proprietary technology called Home Page Pays (HPP) which is set to revolutionize the Internet world. HPP works on any computer or browser and no technical experience is required. This platform offers the user dynamic free services and products combined with the very best digital branding and advertising services that are available online.
Users have access to the HPP Social Community, which includes the latest Communication features, Social and Educational Games, Educational Video Libraries, Prizes, Giveaways, a Top Sites window to the Internet that puts the very best of the Internet at the users fingertips and the worlds only Reward Points System where users earn points for simply using the Internet that they can redeem in the HPP online rewards store.”
CEO David Martin says; “Through creativity and our amazing technical team, we can do almost anything that we can dream. Our goal is to offer the most valuable free member system ever created.”
To learn more about Smart Media Technologies visit their website at: http://smartmediacommunications.com
To learn more about the Home Page Pays Dynamic Bar go to: http://smartmediaplay.com
Intelius Announces Top Finalists for Entrepreneurship Awards Prestigious Awards Recognize Innovative Student-Run Startups in Four Categories
Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) April 14, 2010
Intelius – a leading information commerce company that empowers consumers and businesses with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security – today announces the top finalists for its Entrepreneurship Awards, which recognize exceptional student-founded companies in the following categories: social impact, technology, marketing, and sustainability. The winning companies in each category will be announced at the Kairos Global Summit, held April 16-18, at The Intrepid Air and Space Museum in New York City.
In its second year, the Kairos Society – an international student-run not-for-profit foundation that seeks to improve the world by uniting the next generation of leaders to develop globally impactful innovations – will host a Global Summit, bringing together 500 of its top members alongside some of the world’s most influential leaders. The Global Summit opens up discussion of the issues facing the world and the emerging opportunities for Kairos students to make a difference. Intelius Award finalists were selected from the 100 startups that will be showcased at this year’s Kairos Global Summit.
“Intelius is committed to fostering and supporting the entrepreneurial growth of tomorrow’s leaders,” said Naveen Jain, CEO and Chairman of Intelius. “The Intelius Entrepreneurship Awards highlight today’s brightest young minds whose ground-breaking ideas and companies capture our imaginations and help to improve the world.”
Startups were judged based innovation, creativity, scalability, marketability, and overall mission. The winning companies in each category will be featured at an exclusive Churchill Club panel on Young Entrepreneurship later this year. This year’s finalists include:
-Givology: Joyce Meng, Jennifer Chen, Xiang Li, Carl Mackey, University of Pennsylvania – An online giving marketplace for education that leverages small dollar donations to support grassroots projects and student scholarships in the developing world.