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Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Forget FTSE 100 firms! I’d invest in strong, growing small-caps like this

first_imgForget FTSE 100 firms! I’d invest in strong, growing small-caps like this Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: NWF I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m keen on the record of steady trading from specialist fuels, food and animal feeds distributor NWF (LSE: NWF). And I like the relentless upwards progress of the shareholder dividend even better!With the shares at 182p, the forward-looking yield for the trading year to May 2021 is running just over 3.9%, which strikes me as a decent level of payment. On top of that, City analysts expect annual increases in the dividend ahead in low-to-mid single-digit percentages.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A steady, growing businessMeanwhile, the earnings multiple for next year is just below 11 when we factor in generous single-digit increases in earnings for the next couple of years. The shares look reasonably priced to me. And NWF operates a steady-looking business that’s well-established. Although the market capitalisation is just £88m or so, this isn’t the kind of racy, high-risk enterprise we often find in the small-cap arena.But NWF does have an agenda for growth and things have been going well. Today’s half-year results report reveals the company made two acquisitions for its Fuels business in the period and a third after the period ended. Altogether, the deals add 115m litres of volume to turnover.Chief executive Richard Whiting explained in the report that the firm has acquired five fuel businesses over the past 12 months, which have increased the annualised volumes by almost 30%. He said the company had “a very positive” first half, with all divisions trading in line with, or exceeding, expectations.The directors struck a deal in the period to take on a 240k sq ft warehouse to expand the Food division. The facility will support ongoing organic growth and a new five-year contract with “a major food company.” Overall, revenue grew by 5.6% in the first six months of the trading year and the company experienced “increased activity levels in all divisions.”Profits upMeanwhile, adjusted diluted earnings per share shot up by just over 34% compared to the equivalent period the year before. And net debt came in broadly flat at just over £33m, including lease liabilities.I reckon the firm has borrowings under control and see the directors’ decision to hold the interim dividend flat as a conservative move. They appear to be managing the incoming cash flow well, which I find encouraging. I reckon small-cap companies like this one demonstrate we don’t have to stick to investing in large, FTSE 100 outfits to reduce portfolio risk. NWF seems to have established itself in its market niche, and the directors appear to be doing a decent job of running things, just like we see in many larger firms.I’m tempted to invest in smaller companies like NWF because they have room to grow and could evolve into larger companies, leading to a decent investment outcome for shareholders over time. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Election Day Update: More issues at Orange County and Apopka polling…

first_img Tenita Reid Duh, Flori-duh. This is how we do it, duh. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Election Day Update:Commissioner Sam and Annette Ruth leaving precinct #230 after voting.Several Orange County polling places are experiencing technical issues, but voters are able to cast votes, according to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.Since the polls opened at 7 a.m.,  several locations are having issues with verifying voter registration.Technicians have been deployed to handle the issues, but in the meantime, polling locations are using traditional registration books, a practice they employed in the past, according to election officials.Earlier it was reported that several polling places in Apopka and throughout Orange County were running out of Republican ballots according to sources at several precincts. Reports at the The Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol (precinct #232), Orange County Services Building (precinct #234) and The Word of Life Church (precinct #237) are that each of them ran out of ballots for periods up to an hour. Precincts #232 and 237 are the two largest polling places in Apopka, with 4307 and 3656 voters eligible to vote at those sites respectively.Those issues have been resolved, according to campaign officials.  Orange County election officials have sent additional ballots toYoung Kim campaigns on Park Avenue.precincts throughout the county. According to reports at precinct #232, ballots were delivered within an hour of running out. There was also an issue with voting machines at precinct #232 which was resolved within an hour as the polls opened.The Apopka Voice will continue to update you on Election Day news as we receive reports.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply March 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm Please enter your comment! TAGSBallot ShortageElection DayVoter Registration Previous articleElection Update – Precincts running out of ballotsNext articleElection Day Update: Apopka Polls May Extend Hours to 8:00 pm Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts – Part 1

first_imgSaturday Sep 17, 2011 The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts – Part 1 Wales play Samoa tomorrow in what should be fascinating battle following their narrow loss last weekend. One player in particular that stood out in that game was British & Irish Lions center, and Mr nice guy, Jamie Roberts. He’s making the rest of us look bad, so it’s time to take him down. A top performer on the Lions tour of South Africa in 2009, Roberts has shown that he’s a serious force to deal with in the midfield as his imposing size, power, and rugby brain are a huge asset to Wales, the Cardiff Blues, and of course, the Lions.Last week he battered the Springbok flyhalf channel, proving to be a nuisance with his big ball carries, and tomorrow he’s up against another powerful figure in the form of Seilala Mapusua. Rather than build up the game with a few mindgames, as his coach is known to do from time to time, Roberts has only good things to say about the opposition. Does this man ever step out of line? We know he’s a top bloke, but come on. With that in mind, it’s time to take down Jamie, and Tim Warwood is just the man for the job. As you’ll see in the first part of this exclusive video for RD, Roberts, the professional-rugby-playing-medical-student-nice-guy, must be stopped. He’s just too good at so many things. That must end, now.This is a three part series, so we’ll post the next two clips soon. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

UK Fundraising Perfect Pitch – HR cancelled

first_img UK Fundraising has cancelled its upcoming one-day showcase of HR specialists due to unforeseen circumstances.The event was due to be held in London on 28 March. It will not now take place.“We had some very good speakers lined up and had already reached our target number of delegates”, explained UK Fundraising’s publisher Howard Lake. “However, due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the event.” Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people UK Fundraising Perfect Pitch – HR cancelled All registered delegates and participating agencies have been informed.“We’re sad not to be able to bring you this event,” added Howard, “particularly after the successes of our first two Perfect Pitch outings.”This month’s event was to have been the third in UK Fundraising’s series of one-day pitches by specialists in particular fields.Future UK Fundraising Perfect Pitch events are unaffected by this cancellation. Events are scheduled through to February 2007. Howard Lake | 16 March 2006 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The catastrophic unemployment crisis

first_imgThe COVID-19 crisis has led to mass layoffs, putting millions out of work in a country where roughly 80 percent of workers lived paycheck to paycheck even prior to the pandemic. As of May 1, 30 million unemployment claims had been filed, yet the real number of unemployed is likely to be twice that according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.Workers are in dire straits, and the situation will get worse. A federal reserve official has predicted a 30 percent unemployment rate. Economists are projecting an economic recession on par with the Great Depression of the 1930s that will take years to recover from — if, indeed, capitalism is even capable of recovering. This is in stark contrast to the “V-shaped recovery” Trump and others have promised as soon as social-distancing measures are eased.“Worry not,” we are told, “stimulus checks and expanded unemployment will tide you over until everything is back to normal!” Yet how long can workers wait for these payments before they run out of money and fall behind on bills? What of unemployed workers who don’t qualify, especially undocumented workers?Layoffs of “nonessential” workers in New York state began on March 16, with the closures of bars and restaurants. Closure of all nonessential businesses was mandated by the March 21 New York state PAUSE Act. Even many essential businesses began laying off workers as business declined.New York’s online and phone unemployment applications immediately overwhelmed the system as millions of workers scrambled to file for benefits. Early in April, the New York Department of Labor said they would begin calling people who were told they had to complete their applications over the phone and that they would reach all applicants within 72 hours. Weeks later, some 200,000 applicants are still waiting for call-backs. Far too many people still wait, with no income and bills piling up, yet New York has already run out of money to pay benefits.Where will unemployment funding come from?On Dec. 31, 2019, the New York State Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF) contained about $2.7 billion. The state has already disbursed $3.1 billion in unemployment benefits and had asked for a $4 billion loan from the federal UTF to cover the next three months of benefits. How $4 billion will be enough to cover 3 months when $3.1 billion was not enough to cover all completed claims remains to be seen.That $4 billion comprises about 15 percent of total funds allotted for such advances — 22 states were judged to be unlikely to remain solvent in the event of a recession, even one of far less severity than the one we’re headed into. These 22 states include those with the highest number of unemployment claims. Expanded unemployment benefits, which grant an additional $600 per week on top of state benefits, will be suspended by the federal government after July 31.Given this recession is likely to last years according to bourgeois economists, there is a real and looming possibility that many states will run out of unemployment funds and subsequently deplete the federal funds set aside for advances. Where will the money for benefits come from then? Is it likely that the federal government will conjure up the money out of nothingness, as it did trillions of dollars in a vain attempt to stimulate the stock market? Or will it cut into the trillions of dollars of military spending allotted to the Pentagon, with little to no oversight as to how the funds are used?More likely, this situation will lead to states prematurely reopening their economies, exposing workers to unnecessary risk with no extra compensation, while pushing them off unemployment if they refuse to risk their lives to return to work. Many businesses will be unable to rehire all the workers they laid off, and some will be unable to reopen at all.Federal loans to state UTFs are paid back out of payroll taxes. The hiring capacity of businesses will be further limited if borrowing rates are raised to make up the shortfall. If unemployment funds are not guaranteed, it will produce a vicious cycle where workers will not have the money to consume the goods and services produced by other workers, eliminating the need to keep those workers employed.If states reopen before the rollout of widespread, free testing without providing personal protective equipment and without guaranteeing paid sick leave to those who test positive, the rapid influx of new COVID-19 cases will further overwhelm the capacity of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Aside from increasing fatalities, this will saddle victims with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills — as many workers have lost or will lose employer-provided health insurance.Unemployed workers — including those rendered ineligible for stimulus checks and unemployment benefits by their undocumented status — must be guaranteed their basic needs through this crisis, including proper precautions and benefits for essential workers, and indeed, every other demand put forward by Workers World Party for the COVID-19 crisis. Otherwise the suffering inflicted on the working class will be severe in the extreme.These demands will not be ceded by the ruling class without a fight. Until the working class leverages its productive powers against the capitalist class and their lackeys in the government, the bosses’ response will continue to be directed at insulating capitalists from the repercussions of a crisis they helped create. We have any number of tactics at our disposal: rent strikes, labor strikes, walkouts, sick-outs, boycotts — none of which can be undertaken alone. We must unite and act as a class — in the interests of our class — to build a workers’ world!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU alum suiting up for Opening Day

first_imgFacebook Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Linkedin Texas Rangers catcher Bryan Holaday (8) and relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen (54) talk during the team’s exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on April 1, 2016. Holaday graduated from TCU in 2010. In 24 games with Detroit last season, Holaday hit .281 with two homers and 13 RBIs. He owns a .251 career average in 108 big league games. Holaday will be the Rangers’ No. 2 catcher behind Robinson Chirinos.Texas will take on the Seattle Mariners for Opening Day at 3:05 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington. TCU drops rubber match 3-1 to Texas Tech; Frogs lose 2nd straight Big 12 series Previous articleFort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner talked to families about education SaturdayNext articleFort Worth residents to vote on salary increase for city council Clayton Youngman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ Facebook New dean selected for honors college Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ Linkedincenter_img Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ Three longtime social work faculty set to retire Clayton is a senior journalism major from Mesquite, Texas. He’s worked at The Dallas Morning News and PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. He holds the all-time record for highest batting average at his high school after he hit a single in his only at-bat during his senior season. + posts printBryan Holaday gets to play at home this season.The former TCU catcher will suit up for his first game as a Texas Ranger on Monday. The Rangers acquired Holaday from the Detroit Tigers on March 29.Holaday is a product of W.T. White High School in Dallas. He played at TCU from 2008-2010 and won the Johnny Bench Award — given to the NCAA’s best Division I catcher — his senior season. He was then drafted by the Tigers in the sixth round of the MLB Draft. Twitter Clayton Youngman TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Frogs close regular season with 9-3 win, sweep over Kansas State ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Horoscope: December 6, 2020

first_imgHoroscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Facebook ReddIt printA baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo until 2:46 p.m., when the Moon enters Virgo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020:Perceptive, pragmatic and optimistic, you’re so capable that you succeed in a year where others find only challenges. You do even better in 2022. If single, you are picky in your choices, and this year you don’t find anyone who matches up to your standards. If attached, you’re both devoted and practical and help your partner as much as he or she helps you. LIBRA tries to make life beautiful.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★Today sets the stage for serious commitments and a cycle of meaningful creativity, and brings a burst of artistic energy. A new project or hobby can be shared with one you love and admire. Teamwork and cooperation assure success. Tonight: Excited and up late.This Week: A family member will need your help.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★Thoughts will center on your home life and understanding family members. Avoid switching up your home or workspace as it would prove unsatisfactory. Your social prospects will be really promising. Tonight: You will want to offer support to loved ones.This Week: A hectic pace with many social activities.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Rapid responses are the path to success today. Writing and learning are favored. Keep a sense of humor if a neighbor is difficult or eccentric. Remember, the world would be dull if we were all the same. Tonight: Transportation arrangements will have to be revamped.This Week: The possibility of more money.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★The rewards of past labor are realized. You haven’t wanted to labor merely for the money, but for personal fulfillment. Offer thanks for all you have. Gratitude will be the catalyst for even greater success in the future. Tonight: A really prosperous cycle begins.This Week: You will shine in a new role.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Today brings a vision of your year to come. A time of growth and opportunity commences. Commitments made today will stick, so be cautious if considering a promise that could entangle. Tonight: Someone who seems selfish might just fear scarcity.This Week: Far from the madding crowd.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★There are opportunities now to be helpful, almost acting like a sort of guardian angel to those less fortunate. Quiet, good deeds generate positive karma. You’ll be aware of the secret worries and needs of your companions. Tonight: You feel super psychic.This Week: An invitation to a prestigious social organization.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★Friends are opinionated today. Help a comrade direct anger in a constructive way. Choose associates with discretion. A sense of humor and the art of pleasant conversation will be the keys to entering a new social circle. Tonight: Catching up with old companions.This Week: Your career really takes off.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Today accents your social reputation. Competitors can be a source of inspiration. Stay informed about new developments in your field of expertise. Take time to release stress and overcome anxiety. Old resentments will melt away. Tonight: No more disappointment.This Week: An invitation to travel far away.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★★You want to win every competition today. Study and travel will be important. Your cleverness and eloquence enable you to find the quickest route to fulfillment. You feel very proud and good about yourself. Tonight: Celebrate yourself with friends or family.This Week: You partner with another in an investment.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★Be careful of investment and other projects suggested by an adventurous type. Resist the temptation to be overly critical. Tolerance and appreciation on your part will open more doors. Tonight: There is a message with important guidance regarding daily routines and health care.This Week: A new relationship is formed.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★You can be intolerant of the mundane. Use diplomacy as you uplift others, and you’ll be loved and respected as a role model. There are some complex relationship situations unfolding. Tonight: Resist the urge to remake another; a power struggle could become a tempest.This Week: See that specialist you’ve been putting off.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★Today can lead you into stressful activities or create a tendency to overindulge. It’s easy to binge on rich or exotic dishes and drink too much. Focus on a healthy lifestyle for yourself. Address any health concerns. Tonight: Calming down and watching TV.This Week: Ends on a very romantic note.Born today: Photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898), writer Peter Handke (1942), actor Thomas Hulce (1953) Tamia Banks Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 + posts Horoscope: May 2, 2021 ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Facebook Linkedin Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Twitter Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Previous articleTCU ends conference play with big win over No. 15 Oklahoma StateNext articleBell reflects on his journey in soccer after championship season Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 last_img read more

Latinos See Local Gains in City Employment, But Most Hires Still Men

first_img Subscribe 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The number of Latinos hired by Pasadena officials continues to increase, but last year the city hired almost two times more men than women.In 2020, the city hired 62 men and 34 women.Those numbers were down from 2019, when 56 women were hired, compared to 73 men, according to the city’s Equal Opportunity in Employment Annual Report for 2019 and 2020.The report, which was reviewed Monday by the City Council, does not list applicant information which could reveal the diversity of the applicants. It was immediately known if COVID-19 impacted the job pool.The disparity was even greater in promotions of 117 employees in 2020, with 25, or 21.3%, being women, and 92, or 78.6%, being men.In 2019, of 172 employees promoted, only 49, or 28.5%, were women. That same year, 123 men, or 71.5%, were promoted. Of the city’s workforce, 613 full-time employees, or 34%, are women.“To help put the City’s gender balance in context, it is important to note that Protective Services classifications — meaning sworn Police and Fire — as well as skilled crafts and service/maintenance classifications within the Public Works and Water and Power Departments, are predominantly held by men,” the report said.“This is not unique to Pasadena, but also true for the gender composition of these fields in other cities and agencies. Employees in these classifications comprise 41% of the city’s workforce, therefore contributing to the higher number of males than females in Pasadena’s overall workforce. Nevertheless, the City continues to focus efforts on hiring women into these nontraditional fields,” the report states.According to the information provided to the council, women make up about half of the city’s workforce that requires specialized and theoretical knowledge, which is usually acquired through college training or through work experience and other training that provides comparable knowledge.But all of the jobs that require special manual skills and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the work which is acquired through on-the-job training and experience, or through apprenticeship or other formal training programs, are currently held by men.Also, only 10% of the city’s public safety agencies are staffed by women.The report also showed positive gains among Latinos and Hispanics in the city’s workforce over the past four years.In 2017, Latino employees made up 37.1% of the city’s employees. The number ticked up 37.3% in 2018 and increased to 38.7% in 2019 before increasing another percentage point in 2020 to 39.7%.At the same time that Latino employment was increasing, full-time employment in the city among African Americans was heading in the opposite direction.African-American employment in the city dropped from 16.9% to 15.8% between 2017 and 2020.Employees identifying as Latino or Hispanic make up the biggest demographic of city employees at 39.7%, followed by white employees at 29.3%. African Americans make up 15.8% and Asians closely trail at 13.9%.“Citywide efforts are made to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, provide vocational training, and hire locally,” according to the report signed by City Manager Steve Mermell and Jennifer Curtis, who leads the city’s Human Resources Department.“Human Resources supports the Human Services and Recreation Department which manages the Ambassadors and Summer Rose programs which introduce local youth to government service. Human Resources partners with the Housing Department to encourage local hiring for the MASH program: a one-to-two year vocational training program that provides workers with vital job experience and regular feedback as well as the opportunity to apply for promotional-only openings in the City of Pasadena,” the report states.Over the past two years, the majority of new hires in the city were Latino. In 2020, 44 of the city’s 117 new hires were Latino, 29 were white, 10 were Black and seven were Asian.In 2019, 57 Latino employees were hired by the city followed by 37 new white employees. Twenty Asian employees were hired, thirteen African Americans were, one employee declined to state race and another was listed as two or more races.Non-white minorities comprise approximately 70% of the city’s workforce but make up 63% of the community.As of Dec. 31, African Americans were employed at a rate approximately 45% higher than the available labor pool and Hispanic or Latino individuals were employed by the city at a rate approximately 11.2% higher than the available labor pool. Asian individuals were employed approximately 7% less than the available labor market.“Late last year, the City began an effort focused on addressing race inequities and advancing diversity and inclusiveness. An employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee was established and is working in collaboration with a consultant and City Manager to shape the City’s approach to DEI,” the report states. More Cool Stuff Uncategorized Latinos See Local Gains in City Employment, But Most Hires Still Men By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 2:49 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Time to build

first_img Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Time to build Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Brundidge gears up for annual parade Brundidge is a red, white and blue community filled with patriotic pride. Not many communities of less than 2,500 people… read more The old adage that you can’t keep a good man down is multiplied many times over when it comes to volunteers.The plans for last weekend’s Pike County Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build in Troy were postponed because of the heavy rains that made laying the foundation impossible.But, as soon as the sun peeked out and the ground dried, the volunteers were on the lot to give rise to Habitat’s 10th Pike County home — the Fayson home. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Johnson said Sunday is not a workday for Habitat ,but he’s sure that there will be someone working throughout the day.“We need volunteers today and Saturday, and we welcome them on Sunday, too,” he said. “If you want to be a part of something that is making a difference in the lives of others, Habitat is a great place to do just that.”The Blitz Build at is 106 Holland Ave. For more information call 372-7578. Sponsored Content Published 8:31 pm Thursday, June 4, 2009 Print Article Skip “Today, we can lock the doors on this thing. We got that far along,” said Fred Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA with Pike County Habitat for Humanity. “Even with today’s rain, we’ve gotten a lot done. We had about 25 volunteers out here today and we’ve got the house wrapped and ready to put the vinyl siding and roof on.”The materials arrived on Wednesday and six members of the Troy University football team and the sons of the resident of the second Pike County Habitat house unloaded the truck.“People are always asking me if the families that get the houses ever come back and help and I tell them all the time,” Johnson said. “Kent Robinson and Cory Bean were here working in appreciation for their mother’s house. If it had not been for them and the Troy University football players, we would still be unloading lumber. Yes, sir. Habitat homeowners are appreciative and they do come back and show their appreciation by working on other houses.” The Blitz Build work that remains on the Fayson home includes some light work and some heavier jobs like raising the roof.“We’ll be pulling electrical wire and putting shingles on the roof,” Johnson said. “We’ve go tsomething for everybody and we do need volunteers.”Santa Fe Cattle Company will provide the lunch for the volunteers today and the Fayson family will serve spaghetti and salad at noon on Saturday.“This house is being built for the Faysons and they wanted to show their appreciation by providing a meal for the volunteers in addition to putting sweat equity into the house,” Johnson said. “Habitat homeowners always do their part and more.”last_img read more