Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam may have a large pool of manual workers, but not enough it seems to cope with growing demand. After Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays, businesses are struggling to find new workers. Job fairs around Hà Nội recorded that supply did not meet demand, Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper reported. At a job session of Hà Nội Job Service Centre last Friday, many businesses offered preferential salaries and bonuses but few workers seemed interested. Phạm Đào Nguyên, an official from Hồ Tây Water Park Company in Tây Hồ District, said the company needed to recruit many positions but it only found a small amount workers during several days of recruitment. “Every year, ten days after Tết, companies face labour shortages because many workers remain on holiday,” she said. As one of the few workers looking for job at the first … [Read more...] about VN businesses struggle to find new labourers
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By Rachel Louise Ensign WSJ Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 A few years ago, BB&T Corp. chief executive Kelly King purchased hundreds of copies of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” and distributed them to select employees at the bank. Carol S. Dweck’s treatise on the power of hard work and optimism could come in handy for the 70-year-old Mr. King as he embarks on his latest challenge: combining his sprawling southeastern bank with fellow regional giant SunTrust Banks Inc. in the biggest U.S. bank merger in more than a decade. Many big banks merged in shotgun marriages during the financial crisis, but it has been 15 years since two healthy ones pursued a combination of this size. While the potential payoff is huge—a more profitable lender better positioned to compete with multitrillion-dollar rivals such as JPMorgan Chase & Co.—so are the pitfalls. Mr. King, who will be the merged bank’s first CEO, and his counterpart at … [Read more...] about BB&T CEO Shows Power of Positive Thinking in $28.2 Billion Megadeal
Gallery: Business Digest +7 more photos Andrew Freeman, Brooke Dillard join Vision Hospitality Vision Hospitality Group has named Andrew Freeman to regional director of revenue management and Brooke Dillard to digital marketing manager. Freeman, who earned a Master of Business Administration and has a decade of hospitality experience, previously held executive roles with Marriott International, including his most recent position as senior revenue manager of pre-openings at the Marriott International Headquarters in Maryland. It was in this capacity that Andrew worked firsthand with Vision to open the company's SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Downtown and The Edwin Hotel. Dillard will contribute her eight years of marketing experience in various industries to her new role. Since graduating from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, she has developed, implemented and managed numerous marketing campaigns for companies such as the American Heart Association, Atomic Films, … [Read more...] about Business Digest: Andrew Freeman, Brooke Dillard join Vision Hospitality
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plunging temperatures after a wet winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast were expected to flash freeze much of the region on Sunday and make travel dicey during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday. "Any water that remains on the road will freeze into a sheet of ice and make conditions quite hazardous," said Rich Otto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS). Sub-zero temperatures tied to gusting winds prompted the NWS to issue wind chill advisories and warnings for more than 10 states, from North Dakota and other parts of the central United States to East Coast metropolitan centres including Washington, New York and Boston. It will be a roller-coaster ride for temperatures, with Sunday's warm start melting overnight snow and threatening flooding in areas including southeastern Massachusetts. By evening, temperatures were expected to dive into a dangerous flash freeze. High … [Read more...] about Flash freeze of melting snowstorm seen icing over U.S. Northeast
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In the NFL community, one word might be feared more than any other: Foxborough. It is where the rosy Super Bowl dreams of visiting teams die a frosty death each January. It is where the New England Patriots, before a raucous southeastern Massachusetts home crowd, rarely lose a playoff game (this century’s postseason record there is 19-3). It is where NFL road teams are not only defeated, but rejected under peculiar circumstances. See: Deflategate, Tom Brady and the tuck rule. How did out-of-the way, small-town Foxborough, of all places, come to be synonymous with heartache in NFL cities from coast to coast while blossoming into a shrine to comprehensive Patriots glory? The Patriots, after all, came to Foxborough in 1971 only because no one else wanted them. It helped that the stadium land, 30 miles south of Boston, was free. Foxborough (population: 17,000) remains firmly rooted in its pre-Patriots past, with dairy cows visible from the top of Gillette … [Read more...] about How did out-of-the way, small-town Foxborough become synonymous with Patriots glory?