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Whitney Peak Hotel hiring up to 75 at job fair

Whitney Peak Hotel, scheduled to open in May in downtown Reno, will host a job fair Wednesday from noon-8 p.m. for up to 75 jobs in the restaurant, Heritage, the concert venue Cargo, bouldering gym and BaseCamp.

The job fair will be held in Whitney Peak’s new concert venue space, Cargo, at 255 N. Virginia St. Applicants should enter on the Commercial Row side (the north side of the building).

Applicants should bring a copy of their resumes and/or will need to fill out applications on-site.

“With the opening of the hotel, we expect to generate more than 75 new jobs for the region,” said general manager Rob Hendricks. “We hope to identify candidates at the job fair who are excited about the new property and will have an integral role in providing a first-class guest experience in our non-smoking, non-gaming hotel.”

For more information on Whitney Peak, visit www.whitneypeakhotel.com.

Other job news:

* Wednesday and Thursday: IntelliSource will hold a job fair for 30 part-time warehouse positions from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days at Reno JobConnect, 4001 S. Virginia St., Reno.

* Thursday:

West Corp. will hold a hiring event for sales and technical associates at Fernley JobConnect, 595 Silver Lace Blvd., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

* Thursday:

Career College of Northern Nevada will conduct a spring job fair from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at 1421 Pullman Drive, Sparks, with more than a dozen area businesses and entities planning to participate. Details: 775-856-2266.

* Friday:

Integrity Staffing Solutions will hold a hiring event for fulfillment jobs at Amazon.com from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fernley Job Connect.

* Monday:

West Corp. will hold a hiring event for sales and technical associates at Reno JobConnect from 1-3 p.m.

* Monday:

EE Foods of Seattle will hold a job fair for seafood processing jobs in Alaska at 10 a.m. Fernley JobConnect.

* Tuesday:

EE Foods of Seattle will hold a job fair for seafood processing jobs in Alaska at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Reno JobConnect.


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Harper Government helps Canadians with disabilities in Richmond gain job skills

RICHMOND, BC, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is helping
Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need
to find jobs, today announced the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of
State (Seniors), on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of
Employment and Social Development.

The Richmond Centre for Disability is receiving more than $176,000 to
help 70 Canadians with disabilities in Richmond overcome barriers to
employment.

This includes providing employment services and interventions tailored
to meet their needs that will help them to participate in the labour
market to the best of their ability, while giving employers better
access to a pool of talented employees.

The Government of Canada is committed to improving opportunities for
Canadians with disabilities as part of its ongoing efforts to create a
more productive workforce and a stronger economy.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2006, the Government of Canada has helped over 34,600 Canadians
    with disabilities across Canada develop the skills and experience they
    need to find jobs.

  • Recently, Minister Kenney announced that the governments of Canada and
    British Columbia have signed a renewed Labour Market Agreement for
    Persons with Disabilities that will better meet the employment needs of
    Canadian businesses and improve the employment prospects for Canadians
    with disabilities, helping residents in British Columbia get skills and
    training to find jobs.

  • Economic Action Plan 2014 proposed an investment of $15 million over
    three years to the Ready, Willing Able initiative of the Canadian
    Association for Community Living to connect Canadians with
    developmental disabilities with jobs. It is also investing $11.4
    million
    over four years to support the Sinneave Family Foundation and
    Autism Speaks Canada to expand vocational training programs for
    Canadians with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Quotes

“Canadians with disabilities have a tremendous amount to offer
employers, but they remain under-represented in our workforce. To
support Canada’s long-term prosperity, we must ensure that everyone who
wants to work has the opportunity to do so. Canadians with disabilities
face particular challenges entering the job market, and that’s why
partnerships with organizations like the Richmond Center for Disability
are so important.”

- The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)

“The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities program objectives
are in line with the Richmond Centre for Disability’s mission to
empower people with disabilities to participate in the community to the
level of their desires and abilities. It is my firm conviction that
employment is the true ticket to inclusion and a way to overcome
economic marginalization for people with disabilities.”

- Louise Gaudry, Career Development Facilitator of the Resources for
Career Development Project

Associated Links


Backgrounder


The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities helps Canadians with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and keep
employment or become self-employed.

Economic Action Plan 2013 announced a $10 million increase in ongoing
funding, to $40 million annually, for the Opportunities Fund. Employers
and community organizations will also be involved in designing and
delivering the project.

In addition, through Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada
is:

  • providing $15 million over three years to the Ready, Willing Able
    initiative of the Canadian Association for Community Living to help
    connect Canadians with developmental disabilities with jobs; and

  • $11.4 million over four years to support the expansion of vocational
    training programs for Canadians with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

To further help Canadians with disabilities in the workforce, the
Government:

  • introduced a new generation of Labour Market Agreements for Persons with
    Disabilities with an investment of $222 million per year to better meet
    the employment needs of Canadian businesses and improve the employment
    prospects for people with disabilities;

  • extended the Enabling Accessibility Fund on an ongoing basis at $15
    million
    per year to improve accessibility in facilities across Canada,
    including workplaces; and

  • provided funding of $7 million per year for the Social Sciences and
    Humanities Research Council of Canada, some of which will support
    research related to the labour market participation of people with
    disabilities.

Other measures to connect Canadians with available jobs and equip them
with the skills and training they need include the Canada Job Grant,
creating opportunities for apprentices and providing support to
under-represented groups, including people with disabilities,
Aboriginal people, newcomers and youth.

SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada


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Hire Detroit job fair happens on April 23

DETROIT (WJBK) — More than 30 companies will be on hand Wednesday as city officials host the Hire Detroit job fair.

The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Matrix Center on 13560 E. McNichols.

Job Seekers can register free of charge at employdetroit.eventbrite.com. Those who register will be guaranteed admission. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited. People with questions can call City Councilman Scott Benson’s Office at 313-526-4000.

Employers scheduled to be on hand include:
Quicken Loans
McDonalds
Rizzo
U.S. Navy
DTE
Detroit Public Schools
Detroit Police Force
Many more…


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Work permit law to boost Irish techs

Work permit law to boost Irish techs

Wednesday, April 23 15:54:03

The Government today published a new law to modernise Ireland’s employment permits system as part of a plan to make Ireland the top global location for ICT skills and confirm our status as the internet capital of Europe.

The Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014 will be enacted by the summer, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said today.

The provisions of the law include: updating provisions for the employment permits schemes in line with policy and economic developments since 2007; providing the flexibility to deal with changing labour market, work patterns and economic development needs which often require rapid response; providing for a robust employment permits regime which will provide clarity and certainty to potential investors and employers, both indigenous and multi-national, to better enable their business planning and HR decision-making; and addressing recent deficiencies in the legislation identified by the High Court in the Younis case in 2012, which have the potential to allow employers to benefit from illegal employment contracts in situations where an employee does not hold an employment permit but is required to do so.

Publishing the legislation, Minister Bruton said the ICT sector is a central part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

“Skills is key to this, as one of the biggest issues faced by businesses considering creating jobs in this sector is the availability of skilled graduates to do the work needed. Working closely with Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn we have delivered substantial improvements in the past three years, and this has made a major contribution to the overall increase in the numbers of people at work in this area. Under the most recent ICT Action Plan at least 3 out of 4 vacancies in the ICT sector will be filled by graduates from Irish colleges – this is a major leap forward from the 45pc that prevailed in 2011.”

“The legislation we are publishing today will make a major contribution to the overall reforms we are delivering in the employment permits area. It codifies and clarifies the law in this area to make the system more transparent and obligations clearer to businesses and other stakeholders. It also makes the system more flexible and responsive to changing economic circumstances, so that our employment permits system can respond quickly and allow our economy benefit from quickly-emerging opportunities,” the Minister said.

 


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Mechel Reports Joint Project With Russia’s Federal Labor and Employment …

MOSCOW, April 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces the launch of a pilot project on stepping up the efficiency of measures for improvement of labor conditions at the Group’s enterprises.

The project will be implemented jointly with Russia’s Federal Labor and Employment Service as part of that agency’s new activity model – Open Labor Inspection, which is due to be set up in the Russian Federation by 2018.

Mechel Group was chosen for implementing this project as one of Russia’s major employers, with activities involving diversified industrial facilities.

As part of the project, a monitoring will be held in 2014, analyzing work conditions and labor safety systems in 21 of Mechel’s facilities. As a result, a comprehensive plan for improving work conditions will be designed, taking into account the newest amendments to Russian labor law.

“We are grateful to Russia’s Labor and Employment Service for choosing Mechel as one of Russia’s major employers for testing their new project. Our company consistently implements promotion programs for our personnel, educational and social programs. We invest a lot of effort into creating comfortable work conditions for our employees and strictly comply with all labor law requirements. Implementing this project will enable us to improve work conditions and efficiency of our employees’ labor safety activities,” Mechel OAO’s Vice-President for Human Resources and Social Policy Elena Selivanova commented.

Mechel is an international mining and steel company which employs over 80,000 people. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Mechel, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to the documents Mechel files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Form 20-F, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

Mechel OAO
Ekaterina Videman
Tel: + 7 495 221 88 88


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Manipuris want better education, job opportunities

Imphal, April 22 (IANS) The people of Manipur, once ravaged by insurgency and still suffering from its residual strains, came out in full force to vote during the 16th Lok Sabha election as they want a government that betters educational and employment opportunities in the state and focuses on development. Manipur has two parliamentary constituencies.

Around 74 percent of the 874,000 voters cast their ballots April 17 in the Inner Manipur constituency and going by the locals, incumbent MP Thokchom Meinya Singh of the Congress, who has represented the seat for a second consecutive term, may not be returned. He is facing a serious threat from Communist Part of India’s (CPI) Moirangthem Nara Singh, say the locals.

“Meinya Singh has been in office for long, but there is hardly any development here. We still face problems like shortage of electricity and water, poor quality of government schools and lack of employment opportunities. People have to spend a lot to make their children literate as private schools are expensive.

“Many people think that Nara Singh can bring about changes here for good. He is a good person and knows how to socialise with people,” 68-year-old homemaker Hijam Binodini Devi told IANS.

Binodini will be happy if the only woman candidate, Indira Oinam, wins but doesn’t think she will.

“She doesn’t really stand a chance but if she wins she will make history. R.K. Ranjan Singh of the BJP is another strong contender but the masses are not happy with the party workers,” she said.

Lourembam Kulavanta Singh, a father of two teenagers, also wanted a leader who can make the state prosper.

“Government schools are recognised and teachers are also qualified, but as a parent I prefer to send my children to private schools as they are able to perform better. It is expensive for me. The minimum that a parent has to spend on education is Rs.50,000 per year. It includes school and private tuition fees,” he said adding that the expense takes a toll on the home budget.

“I want education in government schools to be improved and want corruption to end as it gets very difficult to get jobs here. Only those who have money can get jobs,” he said.

Manipur’s literacy rate is 79.21 percent, but many are jobless.

“I want Manipur to be corruption free. This way qualified people will get jobs,” said Wahengbam Premjeet Singh, a computer science graduate who gives private tuitions to schoolchildren to earn a living.

He felt that like previous elections, this time too the Congress will be victorious as the “party is big”.

Young graduate Kulavanta shared similar sentiments.

“In big cities like Delhi and Mumbai, when people say that they don’t like a particular candidate they make sure not to vote for them. In Manipur, that’s not the case. People don’t like the Congress party but still they vote for them for unknown reasons,” he said.

While education and employment remain the main concern of the masses here, there are other issues that need to be tackled too by the elected representatives.

“We want to see a new MP who takes care of our needs. The National Highway is in a bad shape. If it rains, it can’t be used and due to this, the price of food items and other products go up.

“In Manipur, strikes are common. Those who work in government offices find it difficult to commute during such times as private vehicles don’t run and government ones are extremely less in number,” said government official Lourembam Devikarani.

Lokendra Singh, general secretary of the Scheduled Tribes Demand Committee of Manipur, said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is also a major issue.

“The Congress has been ruling for long now and people are not happy with AFSPA. There are a lot of people who want to do away with it. One can see a lot of supporters of Nara Singh as he is an amiable gentleman, apart from other qualities. There are many people against the Congress as not much has been done to improve conditions but he did one good thing for us.

“Meinya had led the ST Demand Committee team and met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on July 10, 2013. The prime minister was positive and assured the team that the government will do the needful,” said Lokendra Singh, the driving force of the Committee, which wants Meiteis to be included in the list of scheduled tribes.

If the Inner Manipur constituency seemed mostly in favour of Nara Singh, voters in the Outer Manipur (reserved) constituency, where polling was held on April 9, seem to be inclined towards the Congress, a quick survey showed.

Some 78 percent of the 911,000 voters had turned up on voting day.

The Congress had re-nominated incumbent Thangso Baite while the BJP has fielded Gangmumei Kamei, the Trinamool Congress Kim Gangte and the Nationalist Congress Party Chungkhokai Doungel.

The 10-phased general elections began April 7 and will conclude May 12. The results will be declared May 16.

(Natalia Ningthoujam can be contacted at natalia.n@ians.in)


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Iain Duncan Smith Accuses EU Commissioner Laszlo Andor Of Bias In Welfare Criticism

Iain Duncan Smith has lashed out at EU Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor after he warned that the UK government’s benefits restrictions looked “nasty”.

The work and pensions secretary wrote to Andor, who previously urged ministers to “think twice” about limiting benefits for EU migrants, accusing him of bias against Britain.

Andor had also said the government’s Youth Contract was “not sufficient to deliver” progress in tackling youth unemployment.

Duncan Smith pointed out that the UK has the second highest youth employment rate of the major EU economies, adding: “Singling out the UK for criticism gives me the impression that the Commission is not capable of impartial analysis and comment.”

The war of words comes as a report by Oxfam and the New Policy Institute warned that benefit cuts had left up to 200,000 families £18-a-week worse off and pushed 1.75 million people deeper into poverty.

The report found that 300,000 families had suffered a cut in housing benefit, 920,000 in council tax support and 480,000 in both benefits.

Oxfam chief Mark Goldring said that the coalition was “blowing massive holes in the safety net which is supposed to stop people falling further into poverty”.

He added: “We are already seeing people turning to food banks and struggling with rent, council tax, childcare and travel costs to job centres.”

EU employment commissioner Laszlo Andor warned in February that the coalition should “think twice” about cutting benefits for EU migrants as he warned it could spark “conflict”.

Andor said the new rules, which mean EU migrants have to show they are earning at least £149 a week for three months to be eligible for benefits, would cause “difficulties”.

“I believe we will have some difficulties because workers in the European Union have rights,” he told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.

“This is something you have to understand and you cannot judge the working status of somebody after the level of earning. The case law in the European Union actually points to the opposite direction.

“What I understand is that in the last few months some members of the British government did not really mind that what they say is confronting the principles in the legislation of the European Union.

“Government should think twice before launching such new initiatives because, unfortunately, that can lead to a kind of conflict.”

Asked if that meant it would be challenged, he replied: “First we need to see in writing what the new system will be and after we can make a conclusion.”

He told the programme: “There is so much in the tabloid newspapers about Romanians and Bulgarians that people probably believe that there is a kind of influx while in reality the Romanians and Bulgarians are just a minority among the so-called EU migrants.

“The EU migrants, those coming from other EU countries to the UK in the last 20 years, never came up to the half of total immigration, so what exactly is the problem and what exactly can be remedied by tinkering with the rules, and the rights and the entitlements of EU citizens should be explained in a more factual way rather than just responding to gut feelings.”

A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson said: “Britain has a strong welfare state, but for too long the system trapped those it was designed to help in a state of dependency. There’s nothing kind or fair about that.

“That’s why the Government is fixing the system. Work is the best route out of poverty so we’re making sure it pays to work and supporting people into employment – with an extra 1.5 million people in work since 2010.

“We’re making the system fair to claimants and to taxpayers, and a strong safety net remains. We spend £94 billion a year on welfare for working-age people so those on low incomes or looking for work can meet their basic needs.

“Our reforms are specifically designed to improve the lives of the poorest in our society – with three million families better off as a result of Universal Credit.”

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Mechel Reports Joint Project With Russia’s Federal Labor and Employment …

MOSCOW, April 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mechel OAO(NYSE:MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces the launch of a pilot project on stepping up the efficiency of measures for improvement of labor conditions at the Group’s enterprises.

The project will be implemented jointly with Russia’s Federal Labor and Employment Service as part of that agency’s new activity model – Open Labor Inspection, which is due to be set up in the Russian Federation by 2018.

Mechel Group was chosen for implementing this project as one of Russia’s major employers, with activities involving diversified industrial facilities.

As part of the project, a monitoring will be held in 2014, analyzing work conditions and labor safety systems in 21 of Mechel’s facilities. As a result, a comprehensive plan for improving work conditions will be designed, taking into account the newest amendments to Russian labor law.

“We are grateful to Russia’s Labor and Employment Service for choosing Mechel as one of Russia’s major employers for testing their new project. Our company consistently implements promotion programs for our personnel, educational and social programs. We invest a lot of effort into creating comfortable work conditions for our employees and strictly comply with all labor law requirements. Implementing this project will enable us to improve work conditions and efficiency of our employees’ labor safety activities,” Mechel OAO’s Vice-President for Human Resources and Social Policy Elena Selivanova commented.

Mechel is an international mining and steel company which employs over 80,000 people. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Mechel, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to the documents Mechel files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Form 20-F, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

CONTACT: Mechel OAO
         Ekaterina Videman
         Tel: + 7 495 221 88 88
         ekaterina.videman@mechel.com


Source: Mechel OAO


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