Corie Barry makes no apologies for who she is — a working mom, a first-generation college graduate, a female in the male-dominated top of corporate America. Barry, named Monday as the next CEO of Best Buy, said effective leadership means taking in the perspectives of colleagues with different journeys. Barry, who turns 44 this week, will take over as chief executive of the Richfield-based consumer electronics giant after the annual meeting on June 11, becoming one of seven Fortune 100 female CEOs and one of the youngest chief executives among top public companies. Current CEO Hubert Joly said he’s had one of the best working relationships of his life with Barry, calling her a “very human, authentic, purposeful leader.” Joly said she reaches out to people at all levels of the organization as she figures out a strategy for the company. And she genuinely wants what’s best for other employees. Mary Hinton, president of the College of St. Benedict in St. … [Read more...] about New CEO Corie Barry moved upward for two decades at Best Buy
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Catalina Correa is new to South Florida. She is trading in the law career she had in Colombia for a new one in nursing. “You can get a job very easily after you graduate,” said Correa. She even secured her job before she graduated from nursing school at Broward College. She’ll work for Memorial Hospital who gave her $8,000 to pay for her studies in a field she now loves. “It’s pretty awesome,” said Correa. NBC 6's Alina Machado reports on a recent consumer issue involving a vehicle headrest that "pops" out. (Published Friday, Dec. 21, 2018) She’s also excited about the potential money she can make. “I have a lot of dreams with my family,” said Correa. NBC6 Responds reviewed census data to find the five fields that earn the most in the sunshine state. Those top paying careers can offer more than just a good paycheck. A woman thought her pre-existing condition prevented her from getting trip insurance. But a travel insurance … [Read more...] about Florida’s Best Paying Jobs and How Businesses Are Trying to Fill Open Spots
Two of the best paid jobs, master licensed plumber and master licensed electrician, can command much more. “It is not uncommon to see those jobs earn six figures,” said Crone.Some predict a tough adjustment for the economy as unauthorized immigrant workers get pushed out and industries struggle to groom replacements.“Look across the economy and employers are looking to grow and the only way they can grow is if they have the staff in place to do the job,” said Ali Noorani, the executive director of the National Immigration Forum. The group emphasizes working with business leaders and favors an overhaul of immigration laws. “The reality is whether we are talking Texas or any other state, we are at or very close to full employment.”But without some solutions, Noorani warns, “In the long run, that means a smaller economy.”In the interim, there’s shop classes. Sophomores Jon and Diego seem driven to contribute to the economy’s … [Read more...] about You’re hired! A lack of workers breathes new life into shop class for construction jobs
Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 7:33 am PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, photo Courtney Jackson poses for a photo in her home office in Valrico, Fla. Nearly a year after Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the company's growth, but just three months after the partnership began it ended. Under their partnership agreement, drawn up without an attorney, dividing the company’s assets would have weakened it financially. The partners decided to close, and Jackson lost her company. less In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, photo Courtney Jackson poses for a photo in her home office in Valrico, Fla. Nearly a year after Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the ... more Photo: Chris O'Meara, AP In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, photo Courtney Jackson poses for a photo in her home office in Valrico, … [Read more...] about Bound to fail: Poor choices can ruin business partnerships
Any parent of young children in France will have experienced the stress of trying to get a place in a creche for a child or the worry over finding a childminder in time for the start of the new term (for more on this scroll down). But a new study has revealed that the challenge of finding childcare is vastly different for parents depending on where they live in France. That's because there are significant inequalities between municipalities and departments when it comes the number of available places in creche or the number of qualified childminders available. The study by the government's Office of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (DREES) found that on average across the country there are 59 childcare places for every 100 children aged three or under, whether they be at a creche (kindergarten or nursery), pre-school, with a childminder or in home care, within 15 minutes of home. But certain parts of the country are better off, notably Paris. Parents in the capital … [Read more...] about Finding childcare in France: Where is the best place to live?