November 19, 2020

A round table on foreign labor issues will be held in Split

first_imgThe round table will be attended by companies representing the sector in tourism and trade, which will present to us first hand the real situation in the industry. Representatives of the institutions of the Croatian Employment Service of the Split Regional Office, the Ministry of the Interior of the Split Police Department, the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute, Split Branch Office and representatives of employment agencies from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will also be present. The primary goal of this round table is to define the broader context of the issue, while participating in a constructive discussion and finding possible solutions through the synergy of the real sector and institutions. Preparations for the new season are in full swing, and the workforce continues to be a problem plaguing many business people. Although labor import license quotas have increased by more than 100 percent this year, to 65.100, and the trade sector is listed for the first time in the distribution of licenses, the search for seasonal workers remains problematic and the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays is tall. The tourism sector accounts for more than 23 percent of Split-Dalmatia County’s GDP, and the trade sector accounts for more than 18.200 jobs. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce is organizing a round table on “Foreign workforce – challenges and solutions for a successful tourist season.” The round table will be held on February 26 at 11 am in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, and you can send applications via the form HERE.last_img read more

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Matthew “Marty” Post, 67

first_imgMatthew B. “Marty” Post, 67, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Born, March 23, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Bertus and Elizabeth (Schrand) Post.  Marty graduated in 1969 from Elder High School in Cincinnati.  He enjoyed fishing and music.  He played in a band with his friends several years ago. He was married to Diana Gutierrez on October 2, 1976 and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Matthew N. (Tiffany) Post, Greensburg; one daughter, Andrea (Daniel) Fulton, Greensburg; one sister, Virginia Miller, Moores Hill; five grandchildren, Christopher, Tristin, William, Savannah, and Madyson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Edward Post; one grandson, Paul. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg.  A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the church. Memorials may be made to the family through the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Internet leads to livelier new toys

first_imgNEW YORK – As kids keep getting plugged into the Internet, toy makers are following them online. At the annual American International Toy Fair this week, toy makers showed playthings such as Power Rangers helmets that store secret missions found online, plenty of online games and even devices that take kids to secure Web sites where they can play activities without wandering into the darker corners of the Internet. Toy companies are looking at where kids are playing and targeting product against it. “Younger and younger kids are becoming more comfortable with the Internet,” said New York-based toy consultant Chris Byrne. Children as young as age 3 are using the computer, said Julia Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing at VTech Holdings Ltd. The company showcased the Whiz Kid Learning System, a learning pad that comes with USB drive to connect to the computer, enabling books and activities to come to life. The system also has an icon button on the computer screen that children can click, connecting them to an online site for more games and activities. VTech launched the popular V.Smile learning system in 2004 and followed with a portable handheld version to capitalize on video games, so it was time to come out with a learning system that would connect to the computer, she said. According to Nielsen/Net Ratings Inc., an Internet research company, the number of online users ages 2 to 11 rose 19 percent, to 15.1 million in December 2006 from 12.6 million in December 2002. The latest strategy comes amid pressure on the nation’s toy industry to bring back its appeal to children who are bombarded with other entertainment options from iPods, cell phones and online community sites. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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School board votes to keep Huerta and Dulles open

first_imgNORWALK – Norwalk-La Mirada school board members voted unanimously Monday to keep Dulles and Huerta elementary schools open, two weeks after receiving a report saying their closure should be considered.The vote came before about 250 parents who crowded into the board room, some standing behind administrators.District administrators told the board that closing the two schools wouldn’t save money, but would cost the district as much as $673,000 during the 2006-07 school year.Much of the additional cost would come from having to pay for portable classrooms that would be needed while modernization work was being completed, said Maureen Saul, assistant superintendent of business services.“It erodes the savings from closing schools,” Saul said.District officials proposed closing Dulles in La Mirada and Huerta in Norwalk because of declining enrollment that is costing the district money.From 2003-04 to the present school year, the district has lost 920 students. At $5,000 per student in funding provided by the state, that translates into a loss of $4.6 million in revenue.Dulles has 386 students and Huerta has 360 students.The board didn’t rule out closing schools in the future, voting to establish a committee, which would include parents, to look at the effects of declining enrollment and possible solutions.However, board member Ed Hengler said he wouldn’t vote for closing schools even in the future, saying budget cuts could come from other areas.“We need to keep our neighborhood schools,” Hengler said.Parents said they were thrilled by Monday’s vote.“I can go home and tell my two kids school is open,” said Selma Castaneda, a Dulles parent.Parents from both schools had held rallies on Friday and were out in force at Monday’s meeting.The Dulles parents set up a Web site, www.savedulles.com.Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, after whom Huerta Elementary School was named, was present Monday.Huerta praised the board’s decision, saying that small schools are needed.“Here you have the perfect model of community schools,” she said. “You’ve got to find the money to keep schools open.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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