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Windsor, CT (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
ING U.S. announced today that its registered broker-dealer, ING Financial Partners, will convene its fifth annual Womens Advisory Network Forum May 13-15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Over 120 female financial professionals affiliated with ING Financial Partners will gather to expand their professional skills and network among peers and industry leaders. Women representatives affiliated with ING Financial Partners have increased their new business by 130 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to company reports.
Our long-standing commitment to the success of women in the financial planning industry is entirely validated by the strong business results of our female representatives, said Bonnie Reed, vice president of ING Financial Partners business development. I am proud that our womens network has such strong momentum. Through the year-round activities of the Womens Advisory Network, women share their success stories, connect in an all-female environment and gain new ideas and connections to grow their businesses and help serve their clients.
Women in the financial planning industry are poised for success and increased prominence. According to industry estimates1, only between 22 and 30 percent of the current financial advisor pool are women. This underscores that there is promising growth potential for more women to enter the industry.
With many Boomer-aged financial advisors close to their own retirements, female advisors can help fill the expertise gap that is emerging in the field. Now more than ever before, clients men and women alike – need holistic financial advice and guidance to achieve greater retirement readiness.
The goal of the ING Financial Partners Womens Forum is to help female professionals who are new to the industry find their footing while providing a venue for more seasoned financial advisors to network and expand their businesses. In addition to industry experts on practice management, marketing, retirement income and divorce planning, the Forum will feature Cathy Weatherford, President and CEO of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), to deliver a keynote address focused on how women financial advisors can help empower their female clients.
Women are key players in the future of the financial planning industry, commented Weatherford. This Womens Forum event helps ensure that women stay in the industry and reach their full potential.
The ING Womens Advisory Network was established in 2005 to support the needs of women financial professionals affiliated with ING Financial Partners. The Network provides ongoing training, mentorship, networking, learning activities and the annual Womens Advisory Network Forum, which is celebrating its fifth year in 2013.
As a leading provider of financial products and services dedicated to a client-centered philosophy, ING Financial Partners offers a comprehensive array of financial services and products, including life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, advisory programs, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, financial planning and more. For more information on ING Financial Partners, visit http://ingfp.com.
1 2011 U.S. Department of Labor and Cerulli Associates data
ING U.S., which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, investment and insurance businesses of Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. Through the ING U.S. family of companies, we serve the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers with a comprehensive array of products and services, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning. Our dedicated workforce of more than 7,000 employees is focused on ING U.S.s mission to guide Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness and to help make a secure financial future possible one person, one family and one institution at a time. For more information, visit http://ing.us.
Mobile Words Notified By Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor, That $7.5 Million Hurricane Ivan Disaster Relief Grant Given to Governor Bob Riley for the State of Alabama – Mobile Works to Receive $407,418 to Fund 105 Disaster Relief Jobs in City Of Mobile, Mobile County and Other Local Municipalities
Mobile, AL (PRWEB) October 7, 2004
Mobile Works Inc. announced today that it was notified by Elaine Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, that Governor Bob Riley of the State of Alabama will receive $ 7.5 million for Hurricane Ivan disaster relief. Mobile Works was notified by Governor Riley that it had received $ 407,418 in grant monies from the Department of Labor under Section 173 of the Workforce Investment Act that will be awarded to the City of Mobile, Mobile County and other municipalities within the county of Mobile for Hurricane Ivan disaster relief.
National Emergency Grants are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor that provide supplemental funding for workforce development, employment services and other assistance for workers affected by major economic issues, such as plant closures, and major disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes or floods, during which their jobs were displaced.
Mobile Works has targeted the grant monies for infrastructure cleanup of the City of Mobile and Mobile County for the damage from Hurricane Ivanwith 105 local workers being hired for these tasks. 35 positions will be supervised by the City of Mobile and 35 positions will be overseen by Mobile County. There will be an additional 35 positions available for other municipalities within Mobile County based on need due to hurricane damage. All positions will work up to 350 regular hours.
Eligible adult workers for the 105 temporary positions are those who were displaced either temporarily or permanently by Hurricane Ivan, other long-term displaced workers and either short-term or long-term unemployed workers as well. Mobile Works will provide the payroll and workers compensation for all of these temporary employees, as well as required safety equipment. The temporary positions will be used for general debris removal, post-storm cleanup and other basic tasks.
“This Disaster Relief grant represents one of the many investments by Mobile Works to provide jobs, training and economic initiatives for Mobile,” said Sydney Raine, President of Mobile Works. “This award will aid significantly in the Mobile areas recovery from Ivan and, just as importantly, will help up to 105 people whose jobs were displaced by Ivan to bring in much-needed income until they can find another permanent position or other workers in need of such jobs.”
Mobile Works Inc., a local partnership of business, education, labor and community leaders, provides businesses with training, leadership, labor market information and employment programs designed to stimulate local business by meeting the needs of Mobile area businesses while increasing the available labor pool of skilled jobseekers in the Mobile area. Since its inception in 2000, the group has invested more than $ 19 million overall to support Mobile area job and educational programs. In addition, in the 2004-2005 fiscal year alone, Mobile Works will invest nearly $ 4.9 million dollars in jobs, training and economic initiatives for all of Mobile County.
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AAA: Oil prices rise on U.S. jobless claims report
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While the nation's average price for a gallon of gas fell 2 cents to $ 3.50, government reports showing U.S. jobless claims rising less than forecast drove oil prices up to nearly $ 95 a barrel, AAA reports. However, they quickly deflated after the …
Jobless claims blamed for spike in oil prices, Ga. gas prices up
German Jobless Claims Up 4000 in April
German jobless claims rose by more than expected in April, leaving over 3 million people out of a job, as Europe's largest economy struggles to recover from a weak fourth quarter. German labor data adjusted for seasonal fluctuations shows the number of …
German jobless claims rise by 4000 in April
Jobless Claims Dip To Near Five-Year Low
There were 339,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 16,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says. The drop brought claims down to around their lowest level since early 2008, when the latest …
May 27 (Bloomberg) — Consumer spending in the U.S. rose 0.4 percent in April after a revised 0.5 percent gain the prior month that was smaller than previous…
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June 28 (Bloomberg) — Consumer spending in the U.S. rose 0.2 percent in May, more than forecast, a sign households are gaining confidence in the recovery an…
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The U.S. Economy In February – Consumers Keep Spending
On the consumer front, most indicators are remarkably strong and since that is 70% of the economy, it probably explains the elevated levels in the stock market (SPY). In the manufacturing arena, most of the regional Fed surveys are finally bouncing off …
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Consumer spending cues bull market
So, here's where those investors grew some of their persistence: If the payroll tax increase of 2 percent taken from all paychecks starting in January for Social Security did not slow our buying, then persistent consumers are driving economic growth …
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Consumer confidence falls as spending cuts surge
WASHINGTON Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts stoke economic uncertainty. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said its reading of consumer …
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Download full report http://cem.empathica.com/Consumer-Insights-Food-Services-Report The Wave 1 Empathica Consumer Insights survey of more than 13000 U.S. a…
Consumer Spending in U.S. Climbs Even as Taxes Hurt Incomes
Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in January even as incomes dropped by the most in 20 years, showing households were weathering the payroll-tax increase by socking away less money in the bank. Household purchases, which account for about 70 …
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US inventories climb with expectations of consumer spending
Strong auto sales and a steady housing recovery are spurring more hiring, which could trigger more consumer spending and lead to stronger economic growth. Auto sales rose in January and February after reaching a five-year high in 2012. — The …
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Consumer spending on LI rises in February
Consumer spending on Long Island increased last month as residents purchased automobiles, furniture and other big-ticket items that they had put off buying in the recession. Sales-tax collections, a barometer of spending, climbed 6.7 percent in …
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Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) — Consumer spending in the U.S. rose less than forecast in January as increasing food and fuel prices caused Americans to cut back on ot…
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Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) — Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of Economic Cycle Research Institute, discusses the role of consumer spending in the pace of the …