TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers says the need for employees goes above and beyond those numbers however, as the agency looks for new hires just in time for the summer, Alaska’s busiest travel season. Officials say they are working to combat Alaska’s TSA hiring challenges by offering potential candidates increased pay to account for Alaska’s high cost of living along with more full-time positions. Approximately a dozen airports across Alaska are looking to fill 21 open TSA officer positions, including airports in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Bethel. No open positions are listed in Kenai. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Transportation Security Administration, TSA, says Alaska’s remote airports and high cost of living expenses make it difficult to fill positions across the state.
- Government Extends US$1.7M PRIDE Jamaica Programme
RelatedGovernment Extends US$1.7M PRIDE Jamaica Programme Government Extends US$1.7M PRIDE Jamaica Programme CommerceApril 8, 2013 RelatedGovernment Extends US$1.7M PRIDE Jamaica Programme RelatedGovernment Extends US$1.7M PRIDE Jamaica Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government of Jamaica has signed a letter of intent with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), for the extension of the PRIDE Jamaica Programme, which is expected to bring about continued improvement in the tax administration system. The Promote, Renew, Invigorate, Develop, and Energize (PRIDE) Jamaica project, which is being funded at a cost of US$1.7 million, is in its second phase, and is expected to continue until March 2015. Under the initiative, the USAID will provide technical assistance to the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and other stakeholders to simplify and broaden the tax base in Jamaica. This will be done by improving tax administration, streamlining processes to make it easier and simpler for taxpayers to comply, and harmonising tax policy and legislation. Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Kingston, on April 5, Financial Secretary at the Ministry, Devon Rowe, said the Government is pleased to continue its partnership with the USAID. He noted that the partnership is a demonstration of the Ministry of Finance’s commitment to tax reform and also in ensuring that the gains, which have been achieved so far, are consolidated. “It is important that some of the issues that are being covered under the programme relate to risk management and improved auditing in the TAJ. And given the limited resources that the departments have, it’s important for us to utilise those resources as strategically as possible,” he stated. Mr. Rowe further pointed out that the fact that the programme has produced so many benefits to date, including the implementation of new mechanisms at the TAJ, augurs well for the future. For her part, Mission Director, USAID, Denise Herbol, said the programme highlights the commitment of the Jamaican government to ensuring that the work that is being done by Pride Jamaica to support efforts at the TAJ and Customs can continue. “I am very gratified that there is a commitment to continuing this programme, because I believe in and I know (the Ministry of Finance) believes in it,” she stated. The project, which started in 2010, also aims to provide support to the Government in its efforts to enhance the business environment by improving regulatory efficiency and increasing domestic revenue mobilisation through tax and customs reform. Expected results include: the identification of tens of millions of dollars in additional domestic revenue per annum; improved tax and customs compliance; increased number of audit cases closed; strengthened institutional capacity at TAJ and the Jamaica Customs Department; leveraging of additional resources from donors for tax administration reform; and improved transparency in customs, trade, and revenue collection. Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Advertisements
- Doro announces CEO departure and $2.3M restructure
Tags Devices devicesDoroJerome Arnaud AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 DEC 2016 Chris Donkin Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Researchers crack secret to self-repairing screens Related Putin passes Russia smartphone software law Author Earwear, wearable bands set for 2021 boom Previous ArticleAsia Briefs: China Telecom sets 2017 targets, Kakao Games plans IPO & moreNext ArticleOrange would bid for Vivendi pay-TV unit Canal Plus HomeDevicesNews Doro announces CEO departure and $2.3M restructure Specialist handset manufacturer Doro announced the departure of long-term CEO Jerome Arnaud, who will leave the company as soon as a replacement can be found.The company, who’s chairman Magnus Mandersson quit to move to Ericsson in October, also revealed it was restructuring some of its operations, resulting in the closure of an R&D site in France and a “staff optimisation” programme in Sweden.In a statement to investors, the company estimated the restructure would cost SEK21 million ($2.3 million) which covers the operational changes and recruitment of a new CEO. After these fees, it revised its operating profit forecast for 2016 to SEK40 million – SEK50 million, slightly down on the previous year.Outgoing CEO Arnaud has been in charge at the manufacturer, which specialises in producing handsets for the senior market, for nine years and has worked at the company since 2001.Praising Arnaud’s tenure, acting chairman Johan Andsjo said: “The financial results under Jerome’s leadership speak for themselves where the company has enjoyed high customer satisfaction leading to a compound annual growth rate of around 25 per cent the last five years as well as multiplied the market capitalisation by more than 10 times during his nine years as CEO.“We extend our deep gratitude to Jerome for his efforts to improve the life quality of senior citizens and in doing so also create significant shareholder value. We will do our very best to continue to support and develop the Doro brand and market position as we now prepare for a change of CEO and the concentration of the top management team to Lund, Sweden.”The company is to reveal full details of the restructure during its financial results statement in February.