Thaler cites merchant push-back, calls for Durbin amendment grassroots action

first_imgNAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler on Thursday called on NAFCU members to contact their lawmakers and seek support for repealing the Dodd-Frank Act’s Durbin amendment through passage of the Financial CHOICE Act.“The House Financial Services Committee is expected to mark up the legislation as early as next Tuesday,” Thaler wrote in a message to association members. “It may see action on the House floor before the end of May. The merchants have launched a grassroots campaign to try to strike this provision from the bill.“NAFCU is asking each credit union to make as many contacts as possible from your executives, staff, volunteers or members in the next few days to the representatives of the districts where your credit union has a presence,” Thaler continued. “Now is the time for credit unions to take action and counter the merchants’ message and urge support for the Durbin amendment repeal.” 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Tips for recruiting technical talent in offshore energy

first_imgChanging society Renewable energy Jobseekers are increasingly looking for jobs that can make an impact. Working in renewables brings about a new level of job satisfaction: you are contributing to a better world. Besides making an impact, engineers and technical personnel also find it important for their job to challenge them so they can grow. They also want to work in a supportive environment where they can speak their mind. Tips for recruiting technical personnel: Engineers are the most in-demand profession at this moment. This will not change soon: the changing society requires that even more organizations need to embrace technological innovations in order to stay relevant. Technical personnel are not known for actively looking for a job. Research has shown however that they do want to hear about new career developments and are open to interesting and challenging opportunities.   Receive €100 discount on a job listing in July 2020 If we look at the offshore energy sector, the renewable energy industry could create more than a million jobs a year. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, those jobs are created if countries invest to meet their target for cutting global carbon emissions. However, creating these jobs means more students and jobseekers need to choose a technical education and profession in the future. Therefore, for now, the shortage remains. Find more information about posting jobs on Offshore-Energy.biz. Make sure your company profile and story appeals to technical personnel. Show your most impressive projects. Have current employees tell their story on your corporate website. Is your HR department actively taking care of the personnel during the corona crisis? Describe how.Publish your jobs: maximize visibility and post your job on online platforms. Personnel in the maritime, offshore, energy and renewables sector can be found on the job boards of Offshore-Energy.biz, OffshoreWIND.biz, DredgingToday.com and NavingoCareer.com.Use your network and reach out: ask your current engineers to approach their personal network. Referrals are the easiest way to find new personnel. What are your potential employees reading to stay up-to-date in their field of expertise? Find the niche platforms they read. Research advertising opportunities (advertorials, newsletters, banners etc). News in for example offshore wind, marine energy and green marine can be find on the news sites of Offshore-Energy.biz platform. Organize or participate in events for tech talent. Whether online or face-to-face, events are an opportunity to meet potential candidates and showcase your company culture. A great event to meet talent in the sector is the Navingo Career Event taking place on 27 and 28 October in Amsterdam. The event coincides with Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference. center_img What’s important to technical talent Recruiting technical talent in offshore energy Want to maximise visibility for your job listing? Publish your job on the online platforms that your potential jobseekers use to catch up on news and vacancies from the sector. The job sections of Offshore Energy, Offshore Wind or Dredging Today can help you find qualified personnel in the maritime, offshore and energy sector worldwide. rn jump to tips International Renewable Agency The labor market is on lockdown since the start of the corona crisis, however the first signs of change are starting to appear. One thing hasn’t changed though: the demand for technical personnel remains high globally, also in the offshore energy and renewable sector. So how do companies go about attracting and recruiting technical talent? Receive €100 discount when you post your job in July 2020last_img read more

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Next weekend on the Bjelašnica Mountain – ”BH Telecom Ilidža Fis Cup”

first_imgTwelfth International Ski Competition and BiH Tournament ”BH Telecom Ilidža Fis-Cup 2013” for seniors and juniors will be held next week in organisation of BiH Ski Federation and Ski Club Ilidža on the Bjelašnica Mountain, reports FENAMore than 100 skiers from BiH,Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Hungary and Bulgaria will participate in this competition.According to manager of the competition Alem Holjan, 30 skiers will present BiH, 20 Croatia, 20 Slovenia, 10 Serbia and 5 Montenegro.”This year’s competition will be much more visited than the last year’s. The weather is good, there is a lot of snow, and we’ve created, together with company ZOI’84, conditions for the best ski race”, said Holjan on today’s press conference.According to officials of BiH Ski Federation and officials of International Ski Federation (FIS), this traditional competition is one of the best organised in BiH and in region.In the past 12 years, several well known skiers participated at this competition – Katarina Lavtar and Ana Kobal from Slobina, Natko Zrničić from Croatia and Silke Bachmann from Italy.Žana Novaković, who won last year in giant slalom, will lead BiH team, while Igor Laikert will not participate for men’s teams because of his duties in Norway.On Saturday at 9.30 a.m., there will be giant slalom races for men and women, while the slalom races will be held on Sunday at 9.30 a.m.Announcement of winners will be done on Sunday at 13.30 pmlast_img read more

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