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ASSOS supports Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers in fitness training


Swiss cycling apparel specialist ASSOS becomes official supplier to Mercedes-AMG DTM Team Hi-tech cycling equipment for the Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers ASSOS will be supplying the Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers with hi-tech cycling equipment from the start of the 2015 season onwards. Cycling is an important component in the training programme of the drivers and crew, as it plays a vital role in getting them mentally and physically fit for the challenges ahead. ASSOS is based in the Swiss canton of Ticino and boasts a long history of innovation i... Read More »

Lufthansa and Germanwings thank recovery workers and caregivers


“We have the greatest respect for the dedication and the professionalism with which people are working here to investigate and process this tragedy,” Carsten Spohr said. “We appreciate the immense psychological and physical strain that these helpers are working under. We cannot thank them enough.” Mr. Spohr further extended his sincere gratitude to the investigating authorities, and to the local residents near the accident site. “I would further like to mention the many helpers in Marseille, in Barcelona, in Düsseldorf, in Haltern and elsewh... Read More »

CBS: Sickness absence rate dips to lowest level since 1996


Fewer people report ill, partly due to a change in legislation Last year, 38 in every thousand employees were absent from work due to illness. The sickness absence rate has not been this low since 1996. In 2002 - after the introduction of the Gatekeeper Improvement Act - sickness absence started to decline. Under this Act, employers are fully responsible for the monitoring of their sick employees and legally bound to work towards a speedy reintegration. Between 2002 and 2004, the rate dropped to 4.2 percent and subsequently remained all but ... Read More »

Bertelsmann Stiftung: Germany’s labor market needs more immigrants from non-EU countries


Gütersloh, March 27, 2015. In the coming decades, Germany will be more dependent than ever before on immigration. Without immigrants, the number of people of working age would sink from approximately 45 million today to less than 29 million. That would represent a decline of 36 percent. This gap cannot be closed without immigration. Even if women were to be employed at the same rate as men, and the retirement age was increased to 70, the number of potential workers in the country would rise by only about 4.4 million. These are the findings of a... Read More »

Accenture in the UK helps 20,000 young people improve employability skills


The Academy is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which is equipping more than 3 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. “The UK faces the difficult challenge of getting more young people into work. Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Academy plays a critical part in finding lasting solutions,” said Olly Benzecry, senior managing director, Accenture UK & Ireland. “By combining Accenture’s learning expertize with the latest interactive technologies, we are he... Read More »

Top students wanted: Apply now for ‘Talent Meets Bertelsmann’ Careers Event


Focus on applicants from around the globe High-profile event in Berlin from June 29 to July 1, 2015 Thomas Rabe, Chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann, said: “Bertelsmann is undergoing a restructuring process to become a faster growing, more digital, and more international group. To achieve this goal we need the ideas of creative, well-trained employees.” Immanuel Hermreck, Chief Human Resources Officer at Bertelsmann, added: “Last year, 660 candidates from 66 countries applied to attend ‘Talent Meets Bertelsmann’ – a record number that refle... Read More »

Carrefour remains committed to helping young people and holds its Youth Employment Day


In 2014, 20,000 of the people that Carrefour hired were under the age of 26 – one in two people. Carrefour is often seen as a provider of first jobs for young people and is doing its bit for youth employment by providing them with career prospects. The opportunities for young people to join the Group and climb up its ranks are many, and include internships, block-release training contracts, student jobs, summer jobs or being hired on a temporary or permanent contract. "We are trying to help young people establish a foothold on the job mar... Read More »

Accenture to equip 3 million with workplace and entrepreneurial skills by 2020


Together with its strategic partners, Accenture will equip more than 3 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business by the end of fiscal 2020 through its Skills to Succeed initiative. As a part of this, the company will increase its focus on the successful transition of individuals from skill-building programs to sustainable jobs and businesses, and bring together more organizations across sectors to create large scale, lasting solutions aimed at closing global unemployment gaps. Since fiscal 2011, Accenture has equipped more... Read More »

Southern Glove’s Honduras Plant earns ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accreditation


Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC - NEWTON, NC - Industrial glove manufacturer Southern Glove has announced that their cut and sew manufacturing facility in Honduras, has been accredited ISO 9001:2008 status for its quality management system. Since 1997, the Honduras location has manufactured Southern Glove cut and sewn hand and arm protection products and provides contract, full-package manufacturing for other industries under the Southern Innovations brand. "At Southern Glove, we have always taken great pride in the quality of hand and arm prot... Read More »

Barclays: Mid-size businesses lead from the front on job creation and wage increases in 2015


67% of mid-size businesses to create new jobs and 82% to increase wages this year (vs. 50% and 61% of businesses of all sizes) Almost a third (32%) of businesses overall gearing up to take on apprentices (vs. 29% in 2014) 70% of businesses in the West Midlands are expecting to increase staff levels – the highest of all the UK regions surveyed 78% of Welsh firms to boost wages in the year ahead, the most of any UK region (up from 57% in 2014) Amongst businesses of all sizes, half (50%) of those surveyed are looking to increase staff2, a... Read More »

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