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NC Works Gets Spring Lake, NC back to Work

NC Works Career Center, Cumberland County WILL CONDUCT A MAJOR TRAINING, INFORMATIONAL, RESOURCE AND EMPLOYMENT EVENT WHICH MAY SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT SPRING LAKE’S RESURGENT RETURN TO VITALITY AND VIABILITY.

NC WORKS CAREER CENTER CUMBERLAND COUNTY is hosting the First Annual Spring Lake Community Career and Resource Festival. This event will be a 3 day affair conducted on 18, 24 and 25 June 2022, as delineated in the following:

 

Day One       18 June 2022    10am – 3pm  

The initial day will be a week prior to the actual career/resource event. This period will be utilized to provide job seekers with critical soft skills training (resume writing, interviewing, dress for success, job search techniques, etc.) in advance of the actual career/resource fair.

 

Day Two       24 June 2022     6pm – 8pm  

 The second event will be a “Mixer” for interested employers and jobseekers. It will offer the unique opportunity for employers and job seekers to meet informally in a relaxed environment, in order to, forge relationships and exchange information.

 

Day Three    25 June 2022      10am- 3pm   

The third day is the actual career/resource fair.  More than 100 employers and resource agencies, food trucks, music have been invited.  We hope to draw 600-700 job seeking candidates from Spring Lake, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, Cumberland, Harnett,Sampson, Moore, Lee, Robeson Counties and throughout theSandhills Region.

 

Though Veterans/Transitioning Service Members/Military Spouses are first priority, this event is open to EVERYONE 16 years of age and older.   

Employers invited to participate include: Amazon, Chemours, NC Department of Public Safety, Kellogg’s, Lowe’s, Duke Energy, KBR, General Dynamics, Cumberland County Sheriffs Department, US Border Patrol, NC Highway Patrol, Cumberland County Schools and many more. Employment opportunities will be available in positions ranging from entry level to management.  

The event is no cost to either employers or job seekers. For additional information relating to this event contact:

Dwight A. Butler         910 912-2403  dwight.butler@nccommerce.com

Or

Chester A. Lambert      910 912-2419   chester.lambert@nccommerce.com

Or

Veronica Rozier         910 912-2432 veronica.rozier@nccommerce.com  

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Veteran, Entrepreneur, And Influencer ShaDonna “Mo”McPhaul Teams Up With ADP

For Immediate Release

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Veteran, Entrepreneur, And Influencer ShaDonna “Mo”McPhaul Teams Up With ADP

ShaDonna “Mo” McPhaul is a retired Air Force veteran passionate about helping businesses connect with new audiences to bring awareness to their products and services through “The Mo You Know.” As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, her vision for The “Mo You Know” is to be a conduit for businesses to connect with their target audiences.

Her new partnership with ADP, which provides payroll and human resource solutions for businesses that empower them to thrive in the changing world of work, further extends her dedication to helping businesses of all sizes achieve success.  

“I’m truly excited about working with ADP to help businesses grow and scale while taking care of their employees. Many businesses were faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic. ADP was instrumental in helping the White House with solutions to help our business community stay afloat.” said Mo McPhaul.

Both Mo and ADP share a dedication to a culture that offers meaningful work, opportunities for advancement, competitive compensation and benefits, and training and development that also acknowledges the importance of having a work-family balance that meets everyone’s needs.

Through this partnership, Mo and ADP will provide businesses with the information and knowledge necessary in the ever-changing and complex area of payroll and Human Resources. These are often areas small and mid-size companies struggle with, especially those that are on a growth trajectory. 

About ShaDonna “Mo” McPhaul

Mo has been featured in GI Jobs Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Be Encouraged Magazine, Life in the Overflow Magazine, Women’s View Magazine, The Huffington Post, The State of New Office of African American Affairs Statewide Focus Magazine, the Fayetteville Observer, The Fayetteville Press, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.

She has received several awards and recognition, including the Special Achievement Award from the NAACP-Honolulu Branch, The Mountaire Farms “Better Carolina Award, and the Values.com “Hero of the Month” for January 2015.

The Mo You Know Growth Impact Radio Show is featured on WIDU 1600AM and 99.7FM.

Press Contact

ShaDonna “Mo” McPhaul

(910) 463-9494

www.shadonnamcphaul.com

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Businessman Fred Surgeon is Inviting Veterans to Join Surgeon & Associates and help to Expand His Empire

March 2022: Surgeon & Associates, a leading family-owned company, is stepping forward to help veterans transition back to civilian life. The company is hiring veterans to expand its operations, help economic impact on their communities, and give a source of earnings to them. 

The businessman and the founder of Surgeon & Associates Fred Surgeon said that there is something for everyone under the company tree. The company believes that hiring veterans will enable them to fill crucial mid-and upper-level management jobs, lowering expenses, decreasing attrition, and increasing company performance. It gives veterans a regular income and helps Fred Surgeon expand his empire while helping the economic impact on the communities.

Fred believes that veterans are an excellent source of talent. They have unique abilities and considerable skills gained through real-world, high-pressure experience. Veterans are trainable leaders, know how to take constructive criticism, are dedicated, and are goal-driven. Work ethic, loyalty, and the ability to work well as part of a team are desirable attributes employers look for when posting a job description. Individuals who have served in the United States military possess all of these qualities (and more). 

Since 2006, Surgeon & Associates has offered employment to various individuals. Now the company is focusing on hiring veterans for different roles. The company invites the most enthusiastic and dedicated veterans to work in healthcare, residential cleaning, commercial cleaning, outdoor pest control, property inspection, farming and agritourism, and carpet cleaning.

This job opportunity is for veterans who are unsure of what career route they want to take but want to do something in their career. They can choose from the various work opportunities offered by Surgeon & Associates

The main focus of Fred Surgeon at Surgeons & Associates is to recruit and develop military talent with exceptional training programs that help them transition to the private sector and also help him to expand his business.

So, if you are a veteran or know someone looking for a new career opportunity, get in touch with Surgeons & Associates today to explore the job opportunities. https://www.surgeonandassociates.com/  

About Surgeon & Associates 

Entrepreneur Fred Surgeon is the founder of Surgeon & Associates, Inc. He held various titles in a wide range of professions over the years. He comes from an agricultural family with strong roots in agriculture, cattle, dog breeding, and other facets of farming. He founded Surgeon & Associates, Inc. in 2009. The mission of Surgeons & Associates is to provide value-driven and diverse growth built on a foundation of loyalty, integrity, efficiency, work ethic, and family-centered values. The company’s goal is to provide an excellent place to work and believes that a good person in the community is important to its success.

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B.E. Crowned is Assisting Business Owners to Reclaim Their Time

Lanisha Thadison never thought she would be an entrepreneur but life never goes as planned.

Lanisha was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago. Lanisha lived in a neighborhood notorious for gang violence and poverty but always thanks for parents for making sure was steered on the correct path. After completing a degree in nursing at the University of Illinois, Lanisha decided that there needed to be more female entrepreneurs especially those of color, chasing their dreams of business ownership. Now, she is a wife, mother of 3 girls, Registered Nurse, and Owner of B.E. Crowned. B.E. Crowned is a virtual assistant business that offers assistance for busy and burned-out small business owners who need to outsource administrative tasks, project management, or email/calendar management.

Lanisha is renowned for her VIP day called “Dubsado in a Day” This VIP day was created for female service providers who need to establish or transform their Dubsado account, a customer relationship management tool (CRM). Her VIP day focuses on assisting entrepreneurs with streamlining their processes which will allow them to focus more on what’s important in their business. She creates their Dubsado account from the ground up. Often, business owners find themselves spending countless hours manually sending invoices, contracts and answering emails. After working with Lanisha, her clients now have an entire suite of business tools to work their magic in the background, automating consuming tasks. If business owners are needing to automate their business and save time, obtaining a CRM is absolutely the correct path to pursue. The best part about Lanisha’s VIP day is its timeframe. What could take a business owners months to set up, Lanisha offers CRM set-up with Dubsado, in one day!

Former clients rave about the quality and efficiency of their business processes after hiring Lanisha to set up their CRM. Lanisha enjoys working with passionate female services providers and wants to share the news of the importance of implementing systems in their businesses. 

Lanisha offers a complimentary discovery call for those looking to learn more. If you are a female service provider or creative and want to learn more about Lanisha’s VIP day, visit www.becrownedVIPs.com/Dubsado-in-a-day/

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The Mo You Know Marketing & Media Consulting is Taking the Very Concept of Digital Media & Marketing to the Next Level

June 30, 2021: The Mo You Know Marketing and Media Consulting has proudly announced the launch of its new digital platform that offers a wide range of digital media and marketing services. From marketing to media and from public relations to social media management, the digital marketing consultancy offers top quality services with a team of seasoned professionals. Moreover, The Mo You Know Marketing and Media Consulting also offers consulting sessions for the businesses aiming to enhance their visibility on the outreach horizons such as social media, television, radio, and podcasts, etc. Potential clients can also schedule discussion sessions for guidance and advice with ease, as the company also believes in educating its people.

“We are working with the Greater Fayetteville Chamber to help connect local small and medium size business after the pandemic.” Said ShaDonna McPhaul, the CEO of The Mo You Know Marketing and Media Consulting, while making the new announcement. “Outside is opening back up and we want to be on the forefront to help businesses re-engage with the community and gain new customers and clients.” She added. According to the CEO, the company particularly welcomes emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners to get on board with the team of The Mo You Know and take their business to the next level. This new concept of digital marketing it taking over the global advertising industry, and is drawing more sales and results.

In addition, the digital media and marketing agency believes in educating its clients along the journey instead of offering services only. The CEO and her team believes in sharing knowledge and experiences with everyone to create a win-win scenario. Moreover, the company is getting an overwhelming response from around the world and businesses, particularly startups and small business are showing keen interest in the services offered by the company, as these services are exclusive designed for catering to the needs of the emerging SME sector around the world.

“We are welcoming emerging as established businesses, especially in the food and beverage industry to join us and let us take their brand visibility to the next level.” Said ShaDonna McPhaul, the CEO of The Mo You Know Marketing and Media Consulting, while sharing her thoughts regarding the aim of her company. “We are here to help you drive traffic to your business in a result oriented manner, and we believe in growing alongside our valued clients with the promotion and marketing of their business.” She added. According to the accomplished CEO, the company also makes profiles on social media platforms from scratch, and helps businesses take off from the very beginning.

For more information or ‘To Know More’, please visit the website at:

www.themoyouknow.info

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MD Tech Invites Future Tech Titans to its Tech School Open House.

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m., to 3 p.m.

WHERE: 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, Virginia 23666

MD Tech, a leader in IT training and mentoring, is hosting an open house for anyone interested in a rewarding and successful career in information technology.

The event is at a MD Tech’s learning center in Hampton, Virginia, and features food, refreshments and a prize giveaway for visitors in attendance.

The open house will provide opportunities to tour MD Tech’s state-of-the-art learning center and speak with trainers about the company’s student-focused teaching philosophy and hands-on training, which has two learning tracks:

• Career-path training in IT help desk, cyber security and junior network engineering

• Certification training in Security Plus, CASP, Microsoft, CCNA, ITILV4, and more

“MD Tech’s goals is to provide students with a learning environment that will lead them to a life-long career in the dynamic field of information technology,” said Lance Durante, president and CEO at MD Tech. “An open house is the best way to share our unique training with potential students and showcase the exciting career opportunities in IT.”

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that computer and IT jobs will grow 11 percent through 2029, a higher rate than all other occupations. The median salary for jobs in this sector was $91,250 in May 2020, which was more than double the median annual wage for all occupations.

MD Tech’s students can take advantage of online, in-house and onsite classes and get additional assistance with resume preparation and interview skills. Also, the company offers special programs for students with autism.

“MD Tech is working with nonprofits and parents of autistic students to help with training and job placement. With tech salaries starting at about $45, 000, we can help individuals in social services find meaningful careers that could lead to earning more than $100,000,” said Mr. Durante.

About MD Technical School, Inc.

MD Technical School is a SCHEV approved Virginia-based Company providing, IT Training and Testing changing lives one at a time.

We focus on providing students with a learning environment that will lead them to a career in information technology. Our goal is to provide students with an environment that will make learning fun and exciting. Our 100 percent hands-on training helps students speak, implement and manage technology with marked results in just a few weeks. We provide IT training for Cyber Security, Networking, Helpdesk, CASP, Security Plus, and CCNA. Our training has two focuses “Career Path” and “Certifications.” In our Career Path training, we offer Helpdesk, Cyber Security and Jr. Network Engineering. IT Certification Training courses follow-up Career Path Training and include Security Plus, CASP, Microsoft, CCNA and more. The combination of the two forms of training increases each students’ the ability to obtain full-time employment with government and commercial companies. Learn more at mdtechnicalschool.com

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PRESS New Mexico Founder & Cultural Change Leader Barbara Jordan Joins Emerge New Mexico Class of 2021

Rancho Rio, N.M. May 29, 2021 – Barbara Jordan has been named to Emerge New Mexico’s class of 2021 women, who are eager to run for future office and change the world. Jordan is the founder of People Requiring Equality within System Systems (PRESS), a community based organization focused on empowering people of color and creating true racial equality.

 

As part of Emerge New Mexico, Ms. Jordan joins women leaders from diverse backgrounds across New Mexico and the United States seeking public office and intent on changing the face of power in America.

 

“I’m honored to be among the 2021 class of Emerge New Mexico women leaders working together to lift one another and create a just and equal society,” said Ms. Jordan. “I’ve been rolling up my sleeves and getting to work at PRESS and now I want to take my energy and passion to the next level. Emerge New Mexico will help me do this.”

 After 20 years in the United States Air Force, where she saw combat duty, Ms. Jordan drew on her natural humanitarian skills and fire for social justice and created PRESS. Her focus is on racial equality and her inspiration for grass root organizing and activities is her favorite expression: “we will press on.”

 

Ms. Jordan is an energized speaker and community organizer and has been featured in numerous news outlets and televised programs, including: 2020 America Documentary, No More Normal; Albuquerque Journal; Rio Rancho Observer; KUMN; Daily LOBO; New Mexico PBS; Santa Fe New Mexican; and Spot on New Mexico. She may be seen on KRQE 13 Albuquerque, KOAT, News Break, and the Santa Fe Reporter.

About PRESS

PRESS New Mexico is committed to undoing systemic racism by creating cultural change leaders who are put in positions to create intentional and transformational change. We seek to help others recognize that we are all gatekeepers and must be a catalyst for effective change while holding ourselves accountable with a safe space to communicate and struggle together. We will stand on the front lines to dismantle racism and support our community in any way we can. pressnewmexico.com

About Emerge New Mexico

Emerge New Mexico is a state affiliate of Emerge, which has trained more than 4,000 women to run for office since 2002. Emerge alumnae across the country have won more than 1,000 elections to date and hold office at every level of government.

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There are currently Emerge affiliates in 26 states — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin with plans to expand to more soon. Women who graduate from Emerge New Mexico’s training program are plugged into both the state network of Emerge New Mexico alumnae, as well as the national network of Emerge alumnae across the country. emergenewmexico.com

 

 

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Episode 150 of #thePOZcast Discusses the New Workplace with Joe Mullings

May 4, 2021 – New York, NY – Joe Mullings and Adam Posner sat down to discuss the future of Talent Access and The New Workplace. The 150th episode of #thePOZcast became an organic conversation about how many strong companies will emerge from the pandemic quicker and stronger than ever before. Further, there was a discussion of how hiring practices are changing – and how employers must adapt effectively.

Joe Mullings shared a significant amount of insight as Chairman & CEO of the Mullings Group. With over 30 years of experience in Talent Access and Career Development, the company has worked with over 600 different companies, many of which are multi-billion-dollar corporations.

The POZcast is powered by NHP Talent Group, which offers a significant amount of insight into the world of digital marketing on their website.

Adam Posner, the host of #thePOZcast, focused heavily on recruitment throughout the conversation with Joe Mullings.

One of the most meaningful things that Posner acknowledged was a conversation had with Mullings in May of last year just as the pandemic was starting to impact businesses. Mullings explained that businesses have a choice. They can curl up in a ball and die or they can grab this thing and own it.

Now, a year later, businesses have to continue to apply the same principles. Those that are strong and trustworthy will emerge more successfully. You add value to the clients so that “when we come out of this, you will be at the top of the list.” And Posner pointed out that is what’s happening now.

As businesses are reopening and people are looking to get working again, recruiting is changing. Candidate pools are opening up. It’s no longer a focus on a certain geography. It’s open to anywhere in the country – and that’s because of not only teleworking but also people deciding if they’re willing to move for the right job.

Mullings weighs in by saying that it’s “survival mode” right now. Categories doing the most hiring are software, firmware, and communications because they’re seeing explosive growth. The food and beverage industry is still doing what they’re doing. However, 80 percent of the GDP in the U.S. has a service arm – and that means that call centers demand software development that demands firmware development. And it doesn’t take living in Silicon Valley to get hired by these companies any longer.

With living in one area and working in another comes the conflict of compensation. The cost of living may be higher when the job is based in San Francisco but a person is living in the middle of the country. This is when, as Posner points out, that it will result in the decentralization of available talent. People will be paid based on the talent pool not the cost of living.

Companies will pay for the right talent. And, there’s also an understanding of culture and personalities. Some people want to work in the offices because they want the camaraderie.

There has to be a choice. Mullings warns that companies will lose talent if they try to force people back into the offices. And the companies that don’t evolve may end up with other problems, including having to pay for the expensive real estate. That kind of expense has to be justified now – and many companies will struggle with that justification.

Hiring based on culture is critical, and Mullings doesn’t believe that technology will ever replace the culture. Instead, recruiters have to depend on technology as a resource. Mullings recommends that interviews should start by giving the interviewee the benefit of the doubt so that unconscious bias is muted. Further, a candidate’s personal life will become the future of hiring to focus on hobbies, a typical day in family activities, and more. Why? To ensure a cultural fit into the workplace and to determine whether a person has the means to telework or if they’d be more successful in the office with others around them.

Throughout the podcast, a number of important topics are brought up between Posner and Mullings. Over the span of 37 minutes, they discuss not only talent access but the redistribution of workers and schedules, engagement, branding, and more.

The pandemic has shifted the control and both Posner and Mullings are aware of the changes. The POZcast shares the insight of two industry professionals ensuring that companies of all sizes understand how to make shifts to prepare for the new trends emerging in the way in which staff is hired and trained in the workplace.

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More information on #thePOZcast can be found at https://thepozcast.com/.

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Virtual Assistant Agency US Project Manager Marketing Admin Sales Service Launch

Howling Assistant, a virtual assistant firm, has launched US-based management, marketing, and administrative programs and services for small and medium businesses. The company’s staff is trained to perform many repetitive tasks such as answering phones, handling email, managing data, and scheduling. They also have dedicated teams capable of managing all aspects of digital sales, website traffic, and more.

For further information see https://www.howlingassistant.com

This agency’s launch was prompted by a need for virtual assistants familiar with American customs and language. The US-based project management program employs individuals with decades of experience working with clients ranging from entrepreneurs, small and medium businesses, franchises, and more. These qualified persons can effectively coordinate and manage many of the functions a company must do to stay competitive in today’s market.

All virtual assistants can operate in various customer relationship management platforms, including Infusionsoft, Zoho, Active Campaign, and HubSpot. They understand their client’s business processes and strive to simplify and automate daily repetitive tasks.

Dedicated digital sales experts within Howling Assistant create custom content, design posts, and post every day to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn Personal profile, LinkedIn Company Page, Twitter & Pinterest, and more. Team members engage and interact with a company’s current followers and groups so that they become loyal customers and fans over time.

Data management can also be delegated, including timely delivery of reports for a business’s partners, shareholders, banks, and customers. Internal data about a company’s different departments, up-to-date trends, brand development, social media, and website statistics can all be integrated into a greater whole to help businesses become better organized and efficient.

The firm has competent virtual assistants that can turn a website into a marketing tool that produces a steady source of leads. Sales channels, chat features, scheduling add ons, instant response features, and many other interactive functions are used to capitalize on a company’s digital real estate.

Assistants can update images, copy, add pages, upload blogs, and more on WordPress, Shopify, and Big Commerce. They create high converting funnels and landing pages for Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and all other traffic campaigns.

Howling Assistant also has dedicated experts that can help a company increase its sales using the telephone. These lead conversion experts are trained to book leads, qualifying, and follow-up. This frees the in-house sales teams to only focus on closing high-quality prospects. Phone services include monitoring incoming calls, follow up calls, lead connections, appointment setting, multiple call rotations, analytics dashboard, and call recording.

A company spokesman said, “We want to free up small and medium businesses to focus on their core functions. We use US-based assistants and program managers that receive ongoing training in administration, management, customer service, marketing, and sales conversion, and more.”

The launch of Howling Assistant’s US-based management and sales services gives small and medium American businesses resources designed to free them to focus and grow their core business.

For further information visit the company’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HowlingAssistant

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A Sneak Peek Into the Flourishing Outsourced Drug Trials in India

Over the past decade, the big pharmaceutical companies have moved their clinical testings abroad. Among all others, India has become a choice destination—a goldmine for their operations.

A majority of the research on new drugs is carried out in the more developed countries (MDC). However, according to a recent study by Rabo India Finance, a subsidiary of Rabobank of the Netherlands, there is a 50-60 percent estimated cost of savings if the trials are held in developing countries. The contract research market is worth an estimated $10 billion while the international clinical trial business is worth a whopping $40 billion.

Just as India has become the premium destination for tech giants to outsource their software development needs, the country has also become a hot-spot for a clinical trial like no other country. The country is a fertile ground for this practice with copious, low-cost and English-speaking medical staff, a functional medical infrastructure, heartwarming reception towards foreign industry, and, perhaps, the most important factor: millions of poor citizens ever willing to try out new drugs. 

Despite the economic revenue it accrues to the country’s GDP, to an estimated $2 billion by 2021, there’s been a public outcry in some quarters against clinical trials in India, more so because it has slapped on the country, the denigrating nickname of “guinea pigs to the world”.

The major concern of most critics against this practice stems from the fear that U.S. pharmaceutical companies may be eluding regulatory controls by outsourcing trials to India rather than conducting them in the United States. Speaking about this, Tripti Tandon of Lawyers Collective, a legal group for HIV-positive people, said: “It is important that the regulations take into consideration the rights of the people on whom the tests are being carried out.” Lending his voice, Mira Shiva of the Voluntary Health Association of India said: Post-marketing surveillance needs to be strengthened to ensure that fake data has not been used to get a drug into the market.”

Consequently, Indian health authorities have posited, times without number, that they are on top of the situation. However, this may not be entirely true. In 2015 the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), teaming up with the Johns Hopkins University, USA, conducted some cancer drug trials. Cancer patients were injected with experimental drugs without due clearance from the appropriate authorities. A special committee investigated the incident, and the matter dismissed.