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CHICAGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the unemployment rate holds steady at less than five percent(i) and the pool of qualified labor continues to shrink, those looking to go out on their own may have more opportunities than ever. More than two-in-five (55 percent) companies have either relied on freelance or contract workers or intend to in the future according to a new Sologig.com survey, conducted by Harris Interactive of more than 2,400 employers and 5,600 employees. Sologig.com is a CareerBuilder.com site that connects freelance job seekers with employers that have contract-based opportunities available. Of those companies that hire freelancers and independent contractors, 20 percent say that given the shortage of qualified labor, they are relying on independent talent more than a year ago. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of these companies intend to hire freelan... (more)

CIBT Unveils Plans to Expand Presence to South Korea

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/25/08 -- CIBT Education Group Inc (TSX VENTURE: CPT)(OTCBB: CBTGF) reports that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Gwangyang Bay Free Economic Development Zone Committee (the "Committee"). The MOU is to begin our planning process to establish a CIBT/Sprott-Shaw College in the Gwangyang Bay Special Economic Zone of South Korea. The Committee will assist CIBT in identifying a suitable location for the campus, seek subsidies from the national and regional governments, and also establish academic ties with local education authorities. This strategic move is part of the Company's Pan-Asia expansion strategy to begin its plans to reach beyond China and into other Asia Pacific countries. Toby Chu, President & CEO of CIBT Education Group, commented, "Our intention to expand our presence to South K... (more)

Accor North America Aims to Create Opportunities for People With Disabilities

CARROLLTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/02/06 -- Accor North America announced a partnership with the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC) to maintain employment positions for individuals with disabilities. Administered by the Ohio RSC, the Governor's Initiative on Jobs for People with Disabilities is a grant program that offers economic development projects that create job opportunities for people with disabilities. "This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for all parties involved," said Larry Daniel, Senior Vice President, Accor North America Contact Centers. "As a result of the grant, everyone will have the chance to be trained on state-of-the-art equipment." Accor received a state grant in the amount of $49,910 to update and enhance its call center training facilities in Columbus and Springfield, Ohio. Updates for the facilities will include new video ... (more)

The Princeton Review Releases 5th Annual Free "Guide To Green Colleges" In Partnership With The Center For Green Schools At USGBC

NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), today released the fifth annual edition of its free guidebook saluting the most environmentally responsible "green colleges." "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition" profiles 330 schools in the U.S. and two in Canada that demonstrate exemplary commitments to sustainability in their academics, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Among the many schools that have made the guide for the past five years are Georgia Tech, the University of Illinois / Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Oregon. The 216-page book—the only free, comprehensive, annual guide to green colleges—can be downloaded at www.princetonr... (more)

Multilateral Diplomacy Drives Initiatives of Small Island Developing States' Major Groups and Stakeholders at United Nations

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/14 -- Major groups and stakeholders of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States continue delegations for thematic areas on Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Agenda, including human rights, social development, climate change, biodiversity, diplomatic missions, and international partnerships by initiating multilateral motives on intergovernmental affairs at this week's Intersessional meeting from April 21 through 25 at the United Nations. ECCO2 Global Partners, an intergovernmental association of civil society partnerships (in cooperation with Member States), as ECCO2 Haiti Programme, Micronesia New Millennium Program, and Jamaica New Millennium Programme plan to strengthen its multilateral affairs by establishing thematic focal points in Europe, North America, West Africa, Brazil, and ... (more)

Walter Cronkite's IT Career Advice

The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? At first glance, we might not see the connection between "the most trusted man in America" and high tech management. But if we pull back the layers of how Cronkite approached his job, there are solid day-to-day career lessons for those working in IT. Seven Best Practices Straight From the Desk of Uncle Walter 1. Explain things in a simple way so everyone can understand. CBS' Bob Schieffer said people "understood Cronkite was guiding you through events." He translated the complex or hard to understand in a way that made you nod and think, "I get I now." When explaining the impact of an IT project for your organization, break it down so the non-techies get the light bulb over their heads. Explain it so your mother can understand it--use the criteria: how would Cronkite say this? 2. Have an unbridled enthusiasm. N... (more)

Preachers Coffee Inc. Announces Joint Venture Agreement With Modern Energy Corp. With Preachers' Agricultural Development Interest in the Philippines

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- Preachers Coffee, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRCF) (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) and MODERN ENERGY CORP. (PINKSHEETS: MDRG) and (FRANKFURT: ME2C) announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement on the Technical Management and Operating Contract of a 36,103 Acres of Agricultural and Forest Land which is under a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) of the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the Manobo Indigenous Community Cooperative on Mindanao island in the Philippines. The Joint Venture Agreement has a 25 Year CBFMA Contract and an indefinite extension since it was appropriated in an Ancestral Domain Land Management for the Manobo Indigenous Communities. The Manobo Indigenous Communities has the Ancestral Domain Rights to the land and their Community Cooperative was for purposes of Agricultural and Forest Managem... (more)

ComputerJobs.com(R) Launches New Online Community for IT Professionals

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ComputerJobs.com (http://www.computerjobs.com/), the leading IT employment Web site for Information Technology professionals and those who employ them, today announced the launch of a new online community where IT professionals can discuss their careers, technology, current events and more. The new community, dubbed "The ComputerJobs.com Community" (http://www.computerjobscommunity.com/), also offers original articles covering a wide range of topics, the top resume keyword searches performed by employers each week and the ability to search for high-tech jobs on ComputerJobs.com. "We answer a lot of email every day from ComputerJobs.com users asking for advice about their career, various IT certifications, workplace issues, etc.," says Michael Turner, Vice President of Marketing at ComputerJobs.com. "We created The ComputerJobs.com... (more)

Ph.D. in Twitter Anyone?

New Media on Ulitzer Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to career-motivated students, has launched six graduate degree programs designed to help prepare professionals to use technology and social media to meet changing business demands. The new programs include two doctor of management degrees - one in emerging media and another in environmental and social sustainability; two doctor of computer science degrees - one in digital systems security and another in emerging media; and two master of science degrees - one in systems engineering and another in enterprise information systems. All new programs are available nationally in a blended online, executive format, via the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies. Those taking the doctorate programs are required to attend a four-and-a-half-day symposium at the CTU Colorado Springs campus twi... (more)

Open Source Toolkit for Job Hunters

Unemployment is rising and competition for the few jobs that are available is becoming tougher than ever. With each open job requisition, hiring managers are receiving hundreds of résumés. How do you stand out of the crowd? What can you do to get noticed? How can you start an interesting conversation? The key to successfully securing a job is to prove your expertise, while differentiating yourself from the crowd. It takes creativity and ingenuity - which are both possible using open source software. Open source can help you distinguish yourself without pulling on your purse strings, and, more important, it can help show how tech-savvy and creative you are. Build Your Credibility The most important task of job hunting is building an impressive résumé that clearly defines who you are, the expertise you bring to the table, your past successes, and the drive for a success... (more)

CEO of TheLadders.com to Speak at the 14th Annual Garden State Council SHRM Conference and Expo

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the world's leading $100k+ jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005. Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in achieving business results. "The Interne... (more)