Clothing Industry Jobs
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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."
Read more about Thai Committee Agrees to Nationwide Increase in Minimum Wage
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
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 www.rhi.com.
According to a TimesLive.co.za 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."
Read more from the Clothing Wage Cut Could Fit Other Industries: South Africa news article.
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