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Recession aftereffects continue to blight US retirees

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The newly released 118-page compendium on The Current State of Retirement: A Compendium of Findings About American Retirees(external link), provides in-depth perspectives on retirees, including attitudes about life in retirement, time commitments, living arrangements, and personal finances. Less than half of survey respondents say they have either fully recovered or were not financially impacted by the 2007-2009 crisis. Thirty-five percent say they have somewhat recovered, eight percent have not yet begun to recover, and 12 percent feel they... Read More »

Polar Leasing Company, Inc. to Attend the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals Annual Anaheim Regional Meeting Taking Place May 5-6, 2016

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Polar Leasing Company, Inc. representative Adam Craig will be attending the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals 2016 Anaheim Regional Meeting running from May 5-6. Fort Wayne, IN - Polar Leasing Company, Inc announces that territory sales manager Adam Craig will be showcasing the company's seamless fiberglass walk-in coolers and freezers at the 2016 Anaheim Regional Meeting. Presented by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), the 2016 Anaheim Regional meeting takes place from May 5-6 at the ... Read More »

Kimberly-Clark Awards $1.18 Million in College Scholarships to High School Students in North America

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Bright Futures scholarship grants are worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $38 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students. Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities. "Every year, our selection committee is very impressed with the scholarship applications we receive from the children of our employees," said Tom Falk,... Read More »

Military Spouse Brings Experience and Understanding to Starbucks

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In between there’s time spent recruiting, training, team building and doing all that a Starbucks district manager does, along with helping her children with school work and her own coursework (she’s studying organizational leadership through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan). Finally, the vice-chair of the Starbucks Mid-Atlantic Armed Forces Network is a loyal supporter of a group near to her heart ­– military families. She weaves together her passions for work and community service. “That’s what’s so satisfying about Starbucks,” she s... Read More »

Elbaz Dismissed From Lanvin Board

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The decision was made during a brief "technical" meeting at Lanvin HQ in Paris, reports WWD, and means that Elbaz will no longer have any say in the future of the brand. He does, however, continue to own a minority share in the company. Elbaz's split with the house that he helped steer to commercial and critical success during his 14-year tenure was an acrimonious one, with the designer said to have been ousted by majority shareholder Shaw-Lan Wang. Accusations of "poor quality" and "agressiveness" on Elbaz's part followed shortly - all o... Read More »

The “L’Oréal share & care” social programme extended to employees across the group’s 67 countries

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This set of social protections addresses the essential needs of employees in four areas: health, welfare, parenthood and quality of life at work. Some of the main measures include: - At least twenty-four months paid in the event of death or permanent incapacity - An access to major treatments with a reimbursement of at least 75% of related costs - A minimum paternity leave of 3 days paid at 100% of the salary - A minimum maternity leave of 14 weeks paid at 100% of the salary Over a hundred local initiatives The programme goes even furth... Read More »

Two new directors appointed at the EEAS

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Birgitte Nygaard Markussen is currently the Director for Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Previously she served as the Danish Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, as Deputy Director for Environment, Energy and Climate Change and as Deputy Head of Mission in Uganda (also accredited to Burundi and Rwanda). Luc Devigne is currently Head of Unit, Market Access, Industrial Sectors, Energy and Raw Materials at the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission. Previously he serve... Read More »

SmarterHR Announces New Solution to HR Issues

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Comprehensive Platform Can Help Struggling HR Staff Overcome Common Pitfalls. HR professionals know that balancing their many responsibilities can be time consuming and frustrating. On one hand, they are conducting interviews with the new intern candidate, while on the other hand, navigating a myriad of healthcare and financial laws. Smarter HR's new software offers a great solution to help balance all of HR's responsibilities in a single platform that contains no bolt-ons, nor a need for them. The number of challenges human resource mana... Read More »

Cargill’s Joe Stone Joins World Food Program USA Board of Directors

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“We have reached a turning point – we need new collaboration to ensure a sustainable, food-secure future,” Stone said. “Cargill has been collaborating with the United Nations World Food Programme for more than 15 years in a global effort to nourish people,” he said. “I am delighted to be a part of WFP USA’s important work advancing short- and long-term solutions to fight hunger and malnutrition.” Stone is responsible for strategy and execution for Cargill’s animal nutrition businesses, which create nutrition for animals that provide milk,... Read More »

Appointments to L’ORÉAL’s executive committee

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Marc Menesguen, President Consumer Products Division, has decided to retire beginning 2017 after contributing to L’Oréal’s development for more than 30 years. “I warmly thank Marc for his major contribution to the Group’s success throughout the many important responsibilities he held during these 30 years, and for the fundamental work he undertook at the head of the Consumer Products Division which is starting to bear fruit in terms of growth and market share gains” said Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman & CEO of L’Oréal. Marc Menesguen joined L’... Read More »

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