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Walgreens Hosts Summit On Disability Employment

Walgreens’ new goal is to fill 20% of its distribution center jobs with people with disabilities. Top-level executives from more than a dozen major U.S. companies joined with government officials to launch a nationwide public-private sector initiative to advance employment of people with disabilities. The companies and officials plan to work together to achieve common

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Rutter’s Opens 57th Store

New location brings 35 jobs to Loganville, Pa.  The 57th store in Rutter’s Farm Stores expanding chain of local convenience stores opened its doors this week at the intersection of Reynolds Mill Rd. and Susquehanna Trail in Loganville, Pa. The 5,700 square foot store, located just off Route 83 in southern York County, Pa. has

Inspiring Leadership in Those Around You

Master Chief Petty Officer David A. Lindenberger. He is the toughest man I’ve ever met. As the senior enlisted man aboard the submarine USS Providence during my time in the Navy, he was known simply as Chief of the Boat or the COB. He wasn’t a particularly big man, maybe an iron fist taller than

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VERC Enterprises Recognized During “Celebrating Families” Event

Commitment to hiring individuals with developmental disabilities honored. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire was recognized for its commitment to hiring those with developmental disabilities during the 16th annual “Celebrating Families” event at the State House. The Patrick-Murray Administration honored individuals and families

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Screen In the Best, Screen Out the Rest

Just as you should consistently ask applicants questions that get you all the information needed, so should you question yourself every time you consider hiring a new employee. By Mel Kleiman, Contributing Editor. One of the fastest growing classes of lawsuits today are employment law filings. In addition to discrimination and wage/hour actions, we’re seeing

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Do You Have the Staff You Deserve?

QC Mart comes under fire after the chain’s owner launched a contest asking employees to guess which employee would be fired next. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In October, the Iowa Des Moines Register reported on the curious plight of William Ernst, the owner of QC Mart in Bettendorf, Iowa. Faced with employees who were

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Retail Hiring at Highest Level Since End of Recession

October report shows retail hiring up 12.6% in September. Kronos Inc. has released the Kronos Retail Labor Index, a family of metrics and indices that characterize the current state of the demand and supply sides of the labor market within the U.S. retail sector. The analysis and write-up prepared by Macroeconomic Advisers LLC shows The

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Tax Savings After the Deadline

With operating costs soaring in a sluggish economy, convenience store owners have a variety of tax benefits available to them from the IRS.  By Mark E. Battersby, Contributing Editor. Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers to cool their heels and wait until mid- to late-February 2011 before filing their returns to allow

People Machine

  Silver Creek Technologies has created its Sysdine People Resource Management software to help employers find the best-suited employees for their businesses. SysdineXL as part of Sysdine 8.0 arrives with a number of important new features, adding to its power and ease of use. In Values-Based Hiring, attitude survey results for each applicant are now

Frontline Reversal of Fortune

EDITOR’S NOTE: CSD AND HR CONSULTANT MEL KLEIMAN WILL PRESENT THE SECOND ANNUAL HR STUDY, FEATURING EMPLOYEE TRENDING DATA AND A STORE EMPLOYEE SALARY OVERVIEW, IN THE JANUARY 2010 ISSUE OF CONVENIENCE STORE DECISIONS. Just a short 18 months ago, most convenience retailers were desperate for frontline workers and, on most days, priority one was to

Mind Control: The Road to Success and Rewards

Fostering determination, desire and a great attitude in employees is what allows cashiers and middle managers to rise in senior management’s eyes. Saturday is my “honey, I’ll do it today” day. To be candid, though, my wife is much better with home repairs than me. We tackled regrouting an entire bathroom and my task was

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