Clothing Industry Jobs

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Voci and Makeovers Help Revitalize The Job Search

The national unemployment rate continues to stagnate at a crushing 9.1%, but there was GOOD news recently when 100 unemployed women in Philadelphia received complete makeovers as winners of Style Me Hired, a community relations program created by small business owner Marc Voci

"Makeovers are magic," Voci said.  "Helping bring that magic of change to women who truly need help getting back into the workforce is our mission." 

Hair Salons from across the region supported Voci's mission to makeover 100 jobless women including: Body Airbrush Company Spa and Salon, Salon Vendi Amo, Venus Beauty Academy, Seignoret Image Consulting Services, Siaani Salon, Salon Vanity, SignaCurl by Joseph Lentini, InDulge Hair Salon, L.A. Hair, Hairs to You and G. Casamera Salon.

Marc Voci created Style Me Hired in 2010. With more than 20 years in the beauty industry, he brought Style Me Hired to Philadelphia to provide hope, happiness and life changing opportunities to unemployed women. At the core of Voci’s business is happiness and his signature style reflects that mission. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thai Committee Agrees to Nationwide Increase in Minimum Wage

According to a Bloomberg news report this week, "Thai workers and employers agreed to a government proposal to boost the minimum wage, meeting a campaign pledge by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as floods disrupt operations at more than 1,000 factories.  Wages in Bangkok and six other provinces will rise to 300 baht a day by April 1, Somkiat Chayasriwong, the labor ministry’s permanent secretary, told reporters in Bangkok today. In the rest of the country, wages will rise an average of 40 percent by April 1 and then to 300 baht per day by 2013, with rates frozen at that level until 2015, he said."
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

About Robert Half Staffing Firm

When working in the fashion industry, it is not all about design, sales, merchandising jobs, etc.  Accounting, personnel and legal issues are also part of a clothing companies business.  Therefore, it is important to know about companies such as Robert Half.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & Accounting and Robert Half® Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam®, for highly skilled temporary administrative support personnel; Robert Half® Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal, for legal personnel; and The Creative Group®, for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. Robert Half serves its clients and candidates through more than 350 specialized staffing services offices worldwide and through online job search services at its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at

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Clothing Wage Cut South Africa Could Fit Other Industries

According to a article, "The lowering of the minimum wage in the clothing and textile industry can serve as a model to other industries, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Monday.

“The agreement to lower the minimum wage by 30 percent within the clothing and textile industry is a model that can be implemented to increase South Africa’s competitiveness and employment creation,” Sacci president Chose Choeu said in a statement.

Last week, textile industry employers and the Apparel Manufacturers of SA, under the umbrella of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union, signed a deal to offer 30 percent lower wages to new employees.

Choeu invited other industries to “seriously consider the brave example of the clothing and textile industry when tackling the significant problem of unemployment in South Africa”. He said the agreement had not only saved jobs, but already led to the creation of new jobs."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Macy's to Hire 78,000 Seasonal Associates in 2011

Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today said it plans to hire approximately 78,000 seasonal associates for its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2011 holiday season. The hiring plan represents an increase of about 4 percent from the approximately 75,000 seasonal associates hired for last year's holiday season.

"We always hire aggressively during the holidays to ensure our customers are well-served in this important shopping period. We expect additional hiring this year given the continued sales growth in our business - both in-store and online," said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's, Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Our seasonal associates serve customers on the selling floor, work behind the scenes in store operations positions, interact with customers via the telephone in call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment centers that coordinate shipments to our stores and directly to customers who buy online."
Most of the positions are part-time, often with some flexibility to fit with the availability of the individuals hired. Many positions require the applicant to work evenings, weekends or overnight. In some cases, temporary seasonal associates are offered open year-round positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season.

The company has already begun hiring for sales support positions, such as in distribution centers and store receiving. Applications for other seasonal positions at Macy's and Bloomingdale's will be accepted beginning next week at and Candidates who submit applications online will receive a response via e-mail. Hiring for store sales positions will begin in mid-October.

"Working in a seasonal position at Macy's or Bloomingdale's is a great way to earn extra money during the holidays. Many of our seasonal hires are students on break, stay-at-home parents, individuals in career transitions or those with extra time they would like to use productively," Lundgren said. "Retailing is a fast-paced business, and working at Macy's and Bloomingdale's during this magical time of the year can be fun and rewarding."

Macy's, Inc. employs about 170,000 associates on a year-round basis.

Macy's, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with fiscal 2010 sales of $25 billion. The company operates about 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as the and websites. The company also operates four Bloomingdale's Outlet stores.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Women Seeking Employment Receives Assistance from dressbarn

With an increasing number of women unemployed and looking for work, dressbarn's annual "Send One Suit Weekend" program aims to remove a fundamental hurdle for those women in need seeking a job: having the proper outfit to wear for the job interview.

Women Seeking Employment Receives Assistance from dressbarn : Partners With Dress for Success to Provide Professional Attire