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Monday, November 22, 2010


Hundreds of Grocery Store Jobs Lost

Hundreds of grocery store jobs throughout Colorado will soon be eliminated.

Although SmartCo Foods just opened five grocery stores in Colorado earlier this year, the company is now planning to close all five of those stores, citing disappointing sales thus far. The California-based company is owned by Smart & Final Stores.

"Despite our best efforts, the level of sales achieved in the SmartCo Foods stores, after several months, did not meet our goals, and is not sufficient to sustain continued operations," Dave Hirz, president of Smart & Final Stores, said.

According to an article by the Denver Business Journal, the SmartCo Foods stores slated for closure are located at:
The company had initially planned to open another 20 to 25 stores throughout Colorado during the next few years. Each SmartCo Foods Store employs about 100 people, meaning about 500 workers will now lose their jobs, and thousands of potential jobs will never come to fruition. Check out this cashier job description for more info.

Employees who are affected by the store closures will have the opportunity to apply for positions at Smart & Final Stores locations in nearby states. Laid off employees also will be offered a severance package to help with their job losses.

Smart & Final Stores currently operates more than 280 stores throughout the nation, including stores under such name brands as: Smart & Final, Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice, Henry's Farmers Market, and Sun Harvest Markets.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Phoenix Jobs Moving to Mesa

One of the area's largest employers is moving several hundred Phoenix jobs.

Crescent Crown Distributing recently announced its plans to move the company's headquarters from Phoenix to a nearby suburb, creating hundreds of jobs in Mesa. The company hopes the new facility in Mesa will allow for better customer service and reduced drive time.

Crescent Crown, which distributes beer as well as non-alcoholic beverages, is planning to build a 305,000-square-foot plant on Broadway Road in Mesa, a project that is expected to cost about $30 million.

"The Broadway site is the ideal strategic location for delivery systems in the East Valley," Crescent Crown President James Moffett Jr. told The Arizona Republic. "The location offers our sales and operations personnel efficient access to three major arteries."

The company currently employs more than 600 people in the Phoenix area. Last year, 200 of those employees were moved to Surprise to be closer to the company's customers in the West Valley, and now the remaining 400 workers will be moved to Mesa

Crescent Crown Distributing serves more than 6,000 customers throughout Arizona, including restaurants, stores, bars, and other liquor-licensed venues. The company distributes several brands of domestic and imported beers, as well as non-alcoholic beverages like Welch's and Sunny Delight.

Mesa city officials are still working on a development agreement that would offer a government property lease-excise tax to Crescent Crown. However, the company claims it will still relocate to Mesa whether or not it's offered a tax break.


Monday, November 15, 2010


Houston Teaching Jobs with Preschoolers

If you like working with children and have ever considered pursing Houston teaching jobs, you should consider becoming a preschool teacher.

Preschool teachers work with young children in a variety of settings to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth. They typically teach children between three and five-years old about motor skills, social and emotional development, and language development.

Because younger children learn through play, preschool teachers use everything from games and books to music and artwork to introduce children to reading and writing, expanded vocabulary, creative arts, science, and social studies.

The education required to become a preschool teacher varies greatly depending on the state, employer, and source of funding. In Texas, most applicants must pass a written competency test from the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards.

There were about 457,200 preschool teachers throughout the nation during 2008, and that number is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 65 percent of employees work in child day care services and about 15 percent work in public and private educational services.

Employment of preschool teachers in the Houston area is anticipated to grow by 30.5 percent to 12,850 workers by 2016. There will be about 165 openings per year due to replacement and about 305 openings per year due to job growth.

Throughout Texas, employment of preschool teachers should increase by 30.1 percent to 49,450 workers by 2016. There will be about 630 openings per year due to replacement and about 1,140 openings per year due to job growth.

According the the Texas Workforce Commission, the top industries that employ preschool teachers in the Houston area include:
The average wage for preschool teachers during 2009 was $11.87 in the Houston area, $12.83 throughout Texas, and $13.20 across the nation.



Texas Sales Jobs in the Funeral Home Industry

Job openings for funeral managers are among the majorly relevant Texas sales jobs (Click here) available.

Funeral conductors help to set and supervise funeral ceremonies, which can encompass coordinating transport of the dead body to a mortuary for embalming, speaking with household associates to constitute funeral placements, pinpointing casket carriers, establishing an person to give church rites and rendering transit for funeral visitors.

Most funeral agencies command candidates for funeral conductor occupations to possess at minimum an two year level, with a quantity of postsecondary programs in mortuary sciences taking about from two to four yrs.. Additionally, all states postulate funeral overseers to become licenced, and a selection necessitate a permission in embalming.

Across Tx, those considering to work as a funeral manager have to get a degree of an accredited school or program of morgue science; finish a 12-month internship with a commissioned funeral bureau or embalmer; fulfill sixty subjects, ten of which existed in the 3 months prior to licencing; and embalmers ought complete half a dozen inclusive postmortems.

Grads ought to then procure a license from the Texas State Law Examination and National Board Examinations, that is possible by qualifying a handwritten test and an unwritten consultation. Applicants also need be at minimum 18-yrs. aged and a Tex occupier, as well as partake in 20twenty hours of everlasting advancement each 2 yrs..

In accordance to the Texas Workforce Commission, labor of funeral bosses in Dallas is likely to remain unchanging in the impending yrs., when posts throughout Tx. and across America is likely to rise.

Posts throughout Dallas is promising to stay at 150 employees as of 2016, although here will be five uncommitted opportunities every year attributable to a demand for replenishment individuals. Work across Tx. should raise from 1,800 employees throughout 2006 to 2,000 laborers during 2016, making for 200 new careers and a growth grade of 11.10 percent.

Work of funeral managers across U.s. is possible to arise from 28,770 individuals throughout 2006 to 32,358 folks by 2016, accounting for 3,600 supplementary laborers and an extensive expansion of 12.5 percent.

During 2008, funeral directors throughout Dallas garnered an intermediate salary of $27.18 per hr, although laborers throughout Texas brought in an norm of $24.78 per hr and workers throughout the nation garnered an intermediate $28.27 per hr.


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Austin Texas Jobs Among Top 10

Tens of thousands of Austin Texas jobs were added throughout the last year, ranking the city amongst the best in the nation for job creation.

A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked Austin sixth among the nation's largest 100 metro areas in terms of over-the-year job growth. The city added 14,300 jobs between September 2009 and September 2010, an increase of 2.43 percent, resulting in 601,700 jobs.

Only 44 of the largest 100 metro areas added jobs during the last year. Washington D.C. added the most jobs over the year, up by 34,400 workers, followed by Boston’s increase of 21,600 jobs. Dallas and Phoenix tied for third place, adding 21,200 jobs apiece.

The top 10 markets that added jobs during September include:
  1. Washington
  2. Boston
  3. Dallas-Fort Worth
  4. Phoenix
  5. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  6. Austin
  7. Cleveland
  8. San Jose
  9. Oklahoma City
  10. Pittsburgh
On the downside, 56 metro areas lost jobs between September 2009 and September 2010. The Chicago area lost the most workers, dropping by 66,000 employees, followed by Detroit’s loss of 30,400 jobs and the San Francisco area’s decline of 26,000 workers.

The top 10 markets that lost jobs during September include:
  1. Chicago
  2. Detroit
  3. San Francisco-Oakland
  4. Sacramento
  5. Las Vegas
  6. Riverside-San Bernardino
  7. Portland
  8. Memphis
  9. Salt Lake City
  10. Philadelphia


Friday, November 5, 2010


Fundraising Jobs Popular Among Volunteers

When it comes to volunteering, fundraising jobs are among the most popular in the nation.

There are a variety of opportunities available for those looking to volunteer. A number of local and national organizations are currently looking for extra help, especially since the economy is still recovering, and most organizations can't afford to pay additional workers.

About 61.8 million people were involved in some form of volunteer work at least one time between September 2007 and September 2008. These volunteers performed a variety of duties, but the most popular were fundraising and tutoring or teaching.

The majority of volunteers performed fundraising work, at 11.4 percent, followed by tutoring or teaching at 10.1 percent; collecting, preparing, distributing, or serving food at 9.1 percent; and engaging in general labor or supplying transportation at 9 percent.

According to the Current Population Survey, the top volunteering activities during September 2008 were:
So why volunteer? Aside from the fact that you'll be helping people, volunteer work looks great on college and job applications. And for those who have been laid off, volunteering is a great way to spend your extra time and network with other people.



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