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Nate Frazier, CFI was named Divisional Vice President- Loss Prevention for Helzberg Diamonds.  Nate previously worked at Abercrombie & Fitch since 2010 as Director of Loss Prevention; International and LP Operations. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Fitch, Nate held Regional Loss Prevention Manager roles covering Los Angeles, Atlanta and Detroit during his time at GameStop. He has also had loss prevention roles at Saks Incorporated and Target. Nate has a Bachelors of Science in Asset Protection from Eastern Kentucky University, and graduated Cum Laude. Congrats Nate!
 





 

UPDATE: Continued Coverage of NYC Racial Profiling Cases

Two former Barneys LP employees to spill secrets about anti-theft methods 
New York’s State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to meet with Raymel Cardona and Aaron Argueta, two former Barneys security workers, Friday as part of his probe into recent complaints from African-American shoppers at Barneys and Macy’s. The two former workers — with 30 combined years of experience in security — say an aggressive loss prevention program at the flagship store on Madison Ave. led to more customer complaints of profiling, one source said. The face-to-face meeting comes on the same day that both retailers are due to surrender an assortment of documents as Schneiderman’s probe continues. The two stores said they would cooperate with the investigation and turn over all the paperwork sought by Schneiderman. (Source nydailynews.com)



At Barneys, 13 credit card fraud busts so far this year all involved minorities  The Asian woman, two black women and 10 black men were all arrested for good reason, according to police reports. The baker’s dozen were all busted for good reason, police reports say. Four pleaded guilty; the other cases are pending. (Source nydailynews.com)






Lawsuit alleges Macy's security had arrest quota, 'race code system' for minorities  A lawsuit against Macy's indicates a security guard for the flagship store in New York's Herald Square said she and colleagues had a weekly arrest quota and identified minority shoppers by codes, according to a New York City lawyer. Each guard had a quota of five arrests per week, with categories of shoppers assigned codes such as "10-90" for black males and "10-91" for black females, lawyer Farak Usar said. Usar represents a New York City woman of Middle Eastern descent who claims in a 2011 lawsuit that she was wrongly targeted and arrested while shopping at Macy's. (Source usatoday.com)

Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Changes for NYPD
A federal appeals court on Thursday halted a sweeping set of changes to the New York Police Department’s practice of stopping and frisking people on the street, and, in strikingly personal terms, criticized the trial judge’s conduct and removed her from the case. The ruling effectively puts off a battery of changes that Judge Scheindlin, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, had ordered for the Police Department. It postpones the operations of the monitor who was asked to oversee reforms of the stop-and-frisk practices, which Judge Scheindlin had said violated the constitutional rights of minorities. The appeals court’s action was an unexpected twist to what has been a long-running fight over the tactics, a centerpiece of the city’s crime-fighting strategy. (Source nytimes.com)
 

Dunkin' Brands Uses Analytics to Predict Global Threats
Dunkin' Brands, the coffee-and-doughnuts chain with locations in 60 countries, is using a predictive analytics tool to help keep employees safe during international conflicts. John Sullivan, Dunkin's director of corporate security, uses software called Recorded Future to look for global danger signs. The software scans Web sources to anticipate emerging threats to corporate security. Sullivan learned of a planned protest in Bogota, Columbia, thanks to the software, before employees were scheduled to travel there. "We would've sent a dozen employees into the heart of the protest," he says. "You just don't know if it could spin out of control." Sullivan had employees reschedule the trip. (Source itnews.com)

Card-not-present seen as fastest growing type of credit card fraud
The U.S. credit card fraud incident rate rose by 17% between January 2011 and September 2012. The fraud dollar-to-nonfraud dollar ratio remained stable during the same period, however, according to research by FICO. The card-not-present (CNP) fraud incident rate grew by 25% during the time period, far outpacing the counterfeit fraud incident rate, which grew by 14%. CNP fraud, which refers to purchases made without physically presenting a credit or debit card, such as online purchases, accounted for almost half (47%) of all credit card fraud. (Source ababj.com)

Health insurance giant Capital BlueCross chooses Axonify to deliver next-generation training 
Axonify Inc. announced yesterday yet another large scale implementation of its next generation corporate eLearning platform. Following an overwhelmingly successful 90 day pilot, Capital BlueCross, a leader in health insurance has chosen Axonify as the platform to deliver the next generation of training to its evolving team of health insurance professionals. (Source axonify.com)

Three keys to unlocking tech treasures - 'Collaboration, STEM and foraging'
Recently, there have been exciting announcements about innovative breakthrough technologies, including 3-D printing, wearable smart watches and “nano” drug delivery capabilities. These and other cutting-edge technologies hold great promise. Enhancing the base of their development through collaboration, investment in the next generation of scientists, and “technology foraging” will fuel the manufacturing engines that transform our economic future and quality of life. (Source federaltimes.com)

Stores Weigh Risks and Rewards of Going Mobile - The Theft Factor Weighing Heavily  Grocers and retailers like Stop & Shop and Wal-Mart have seen the future of the checkout, and it is mobile scanning. Retailers have a lot of kinks to work out before mobile self-scanning becomes the norm. Employee education, database integration and franchisee buy-in are big hurdles. Then there's the theft factor. Still, as e-commerce grows and Amazon flirts with same-day delivery, the pressure is on to make trips to the store worth the hassle of bypassing a click. More and more companies are wagering that mobile is their best bet to make that happen. From Stop & Shops hand-held Scan-It devices to Apples app allowing customers to scan the barcode and pay directly via the app - with that being tested at Wal-Mart with the only difference being the customer is required to use the self-check out kiosk to pay. The potential for theft is an obvious pitfall. Proponents of self-checkout and scanning programs downplay the problem, but it's enough of a concern that there are auditing systems in place. The operators of the stores are very suspicious there's going to be a lot of theft associated with self-checkout and the truth is that they're correct. (Source adage.com)

How can retailers better fight crime? A UK perspective
Data from the retail industry indicates that the cost of crime is on the rise, so Essential Retail caught up with Paul Bland, divisional director for retail at private security supplier The Shield Group, to discuss how this can be combatted. How can technology help reduce retail crime? What should authorities be doing to counter online retail crime? To what extent is there a growing need for private security in retail? What are the basic loss prevention processes all retailers should be implementing? (Source essentialretail.com)

Office Depot Merger With OfficeMax Wins Federal Trade Commission Approval
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved the combination of No. 2 office supply retailer Office Depot with Naperville-based OfficeMax, the companies said in a joint statement on Friday. The news, which boosted shares of both companies, came more than eight months after Boca Raton, Fla.-based Office Depot proposed to buy Naperville-based OfficeMax. They said the $976 million all-stock deal would cut costs, consolidate stores, boost clout with suppliers and improve chances of fighting market leader Staples Inc and online and discount competitors. The companies expect the deal to close on Tuesday. (Source bloomberg.com)

Jos. A. Banks ups the deal to purchase Men’s Wearhouse; deal is on the table till November 14th  Apparel retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said it may consider raising its $2.4 billion offer for Men's Wearhouse Inc if it was allowed access to its larger rival's books for due diligence. (Source forbes.com)

Big Lots to shut down its wholesale business


88% of millennials to use mobile for holiday shopping, says Google report

Holiday-season retail sales look bleak, Morgan Stanley predicts - But retail trade groups have sunnier expectations

Global sales of luxury goods will grow just 2% in 13' as purchases in China slow down

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Rite Aid up 2.1%

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Harris Teeter Q4 up 1.49% with sales up up 4.5%, full yr - 2.23% & 3.8% respectively
Advanced Auto Q3 down 2% with sales up 4.3%
Steve Madden Q3 down 3.5% with net sales up 10.6%
hhgregg Q1 down 6.2% with net sales down 3.3%
 

 





 



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Three arrested in Beaverton, Oregon as part of a counterfeit credit card ring; Best Buy and Nordstrom break the case  Three people from California were arrested at the Portland International Airport in what police describe as a major counterfeit credit card bust. A Best Buy store in Beaverton reported fraud involving counterfeit credit cards on Oct. 21. Beaverton police, along with the U.S. Secret Service and Port of Portland Police, took the suspects into custody at the airport two days later. Police said they discovered more than 200 counterfeit credit cards, gift cards, fake driver's licenses and merchandise from businesses around the metro area in the suspects' vehicle. Investigators said the items were purchased with the counterfeit credit cards. Police said Nordstrom workers also assisted in the investigation. More than $5,000 in cash was also seized, as well as a credit card embosser, an electronic credit card encoder and a card tipping machine. (Source kptv.com)

Fake Pay-Pal Mastercard pre-paid cards used by a foreign couple in Richmond, Virginia’s Carytown district  Man and woman speaking with thick accent, say they are Hungarian, shop for expensive items then present a credit card for payment. The card is unusually looking, flat (no raised numbers) and says PayPal and Mastercard. The cards works when swiped but system asks for manual entry of “code” written on the card’s back. Apparently, the code authorizes a manual data entry – which apparently is done remotely. Known to have targeted retail, walk in business (food store, clothing stores, gifts) (Source fanofthefan.com)

Mount Laurel, NJ Police say two men stole more than $75,000 worth of electronics from the Verizon store; Car Trouble Leads to Burglary Suspect's Arrest  Car trouble led to the arrest of a New York man who police said was one-half of a burglary team that stole more than $75,000 of electronics from the Verizon Wireless store on Route 73. Mount Laurel Police responded to an alarm at the Verizon store at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Responding officers saw two suspects fleeing in a 2013 Jeep and pursued the vehicle, but quickly ended the pursuit for public safety concerns. A short time later, New Jersey State Police located the vehicle stopped, where the suspects were unloading the proceeds from their burglary due to the SUV breaking down. (Source courierpostonline.com)

Jacksonville shoplifter dies in crash; fleeing after fighting with Loss Prevention agents  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the driver who was killed Thursday after his car sped off a raised ramp. Phillip Bryant, a 30-year-old Jacksonville resident, was suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart in the River City Marketplace Thursday night, according to a JSO release. Bryant fought with loss-prevention employees, tossed the items and drove away. He was attempting to access Interstate 95 when his car flew off the ramp, according to JSO. He died at the scene. (Source news4jax.com)

Career criminal arrested for stealing 3 carts full of merchandise from North Fort Myers Walmart  Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers announced today that thanks to the help of a citizen, a career criminal was arrested on charges she stole three carts full of merchandise from the North Fort Myers Walmart. It marks the 38th time Shanice Stewart, 25, has been booked into Lee County Jail. Today, she was charged with two counts of felony theft and is expected to be held without bond. The arrest stems from an Oct. 6 incident in which Lee deputies say Stewart and two female accomplices worked together to steal more than $2,000 in merchandise from the Walmart. The women entered the store three times, and each time, one would keep watch while the other two left the store with a loaded cart. (Source fox4now.com)

Arrest made in the Walgreens, Circle K and others Robbery Spree in Wenatchee, Washington 

Customer scuffles with a Wichita Wal-Mart robber, but robber gets away

Armed robbery suspect sought after bold robbery at The Source in Spruce Grove in August  

Shots fired during robbery attempt at a West Haven Antiques Store

Wilkes-Barre, PA man pleads guilty in federal court to robbing a jeweler, bank and insurance fraud

Rochester, NY man arrested for Robbing a Tim Horton’s; held an associate at knifepoint

$63,000 Worth of Cigarettes Snatched in Tobacco Shop Smash and grab in Frankfort, Illinois

Halloween masked suspects rob a North Hollywood Jeweler; armed with sledge hammers and pepper spray

Police suspect mom-son scheme in $7,000 convenience store theft

Home Depot shoplifting/ burglary suspect arrested in Napa, California

Convicted felon with violent history arrested in Monday’s Dollar General robbery in Savannah

Louisville man arrested in connection to the Family Dollar robbery in Brandenburg, Kentucky

Kmart employee in Louisville accused of stealing $1500 of merchandise



Fresno high-end bicycle shop the victim of a Smash and grab  The owner of a downtown Fresno bike shop is still searching for two bicycles ripped off during a smash and grab. The thief caught on camera, broke into 'The Fulton Cycle Works' bike shop, and within seconds walking out with two high-end bikes. One was worth $2,000, and the other $6,000. (Source kmph.com)



Zales Outlet in Orlando, Florida the victim of a $3175 Grab and run
The suspect entered the Zales Outlet store at 7:45pm on Tuesday and asked to see a 3 stone engagement ring valued at $3175.00. When the Jewelry associate removed a three stone ring from the showcase, the subject grabbed it and ran from the store.




Witchita, Kansas Zales store hit with a $3160.00 Grab and run

On October 31, 2013 at 4:43 PM, a young male suspect entered the Zales store asking about gold chains. When the Jewelry Consultant placed two chains on a display pad, the subject grabbed them and ran from the store.
 

 

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Amazon to take on Canadian grocers in crowded retail landscape - It's a "bloodbath" in the grocery industry in Canada says one executive  One retail executive has called it a bloodbath, and the retail landscape is about to get uglier. American e-commerce powerhouse Amazon.com Inc. is launching online grocery and auto shops on Thursday, adding to an array of category additions this year that has included toys, beauty and home goods. The company is aggressively pushing into Canada, more than doubling its offerings this year, with 14 new kinds of products. (Source theglobemail.com)

Employers face Nov. 1 deadline to meet WorkSafeBC anti-bullying rules in British Columbia  WorkSafeBC has accepted 40 mental disorder compensation claims where the illness was deemed to have been caused by bullying in the workplace since its mandate was broadened to include stress-related sickness in July of 2012. In addition to the 40 claims approved under the bullying rule, Pinto said WorkSafe has accepted close to another 60 that were classified as traumatic occurrences. The new rules require employers to have anti-bullying policies, provide training, and have reporting and complaints procedures for bullying and harassment situations and to keep records of cases. Separate policies guide managers and workers on their obligations to prevent and report unacceptable behaviours. “We have our prevention teams ready to go,” Pinto said. “They’re going to put the onus on the employers, and other workers and employers, to ensure this (behaviour) stops happening.” (Source vancouversun.com)

B.C. considers grocery store liquor sales
The B.C. government is looking to allow sales of beer and wine in grocery stores. They will likely look at so-called “store within a store” models such as what exists in Ontario. The provincial government is considering selling alcohol in grocery stores after receiving overwhelming support for the idea. (Source vancouversun.com)

Target to open 33 Canadian stores in November
Target Canada has announced the opening dates for 33 additional Canadian store locations spanning across nine provinces, including its first stores in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Thirty-one store locations are scheduled to open on Nov. 13, and the remaining two locations will open on Nov. 22, completing Target's Canadian store openings for 2013. Additional stores opening beyond 2013 will be announced at a later date. (Source chainstoreage.com)


American Girl Coming to Canada
The division of Mattel, Inc. announced Tuesday that they would be expanding into Canada via their catalogue and two experiential store-in-store boutiques in partnership with Indigo Books & Music Inc, the largest book, gift and specialty retailer in Canada. The new retail stores will open in spring 2014, and will be located in Indigo's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto and Robson Street, Vancouver. Jean McKenzie, executive vice president of American Girl said they are excited to be bringing the American Girl experience beyond the United States, and helping to inspire an entirely new group of girls. The American Girl store-in-store boutiques will include a variety of the company's popular doll brands, including Girl of the Year, My American Girl, and Bitty Baby. The Indigo American Girl boutiques will also carry Dress Like Your Doll, the American Girl Books, and the Doll Hair Salon. (Source businesswire.com)

Canadians spent $18.9B online in 2012 and average customer spent $1,450

British Columbia man sentenced to 5 years in U.S. prison for skimming device scheme  A Surrey man will spend five years in a United States prison for his involvement in a debit-card skimming operation that targeted Vancouver coffee shops. Dennis Nguyen pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, Nguyen stole more than 2,600 bank-card numbers linked to about 100 different financial institutions by attaching skimming devices to point-of-sale machines in coffee shops. Six other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle earlier this month. (Source theprovince.com)

Three suspects arrested in St. Catharines, Ontario for fraudulent use of credit cards  Niagara Regional Police say they were called to the Pen Centre, in St. Catharines, after loss prevention officers noticed two people “making several suspicious purchases.” Police arrived and two people were arrested. A third person was arrested a vehicle outside the mall. All 3 suspects were charged with one count of fraud under $5,000, unauthorized use of credit card data and possession of falsified credit cards. All three accused appeared in bail court on Tuesday and were remanded in custody pending a court appearance on Nov. 1. (Source bulletnewsniagra.ca)

Retail Fast Facts: October 2013

Highlights:
Total monthly retail sales changed by 3.5 per cent over the comparable month last year.
Total sales excluding food, automotive and gasoline changed by 3.9 per cent over the comparable month last year. (Source retailcouncil.org)
 

 


 

IP Video: The Choice for Retail

By Courtney Mamuscia,
Global Communications Director, Verint Systems


Analog video has performed well in the retail environment for many years, foiling shoplifters, identifying employee theft and generally helping to minimize the effects of shrink on the bottom line. Cost concerns and a history of on-the-job success might lead some retailers to retain these tried-and-true analog systems and delay investing in new IP networked video systems. However, this hesitation can cause a huge missed opportunity.

For one thing, IP devices can be programmed for optimal resolution to maximize quality, bandwidth and storage. Retailers can then extract important details, including merchandise type, vehicle and even currency. The better the video evidence, the more likely a retailer is to close an investigation quickly and to prevail in court.

Better yet, IP video systems offer a breadth of new capabilities beyond traditional loss prevention functions. As shown from the benefits below, intelligent solutions can also help retailers manage business more efficiently, increase customer satisfaction and embrace new ways to improve operations—and the bottom line. Today’s IP video systems offer:
 



 
Real-time monitoring of video from any location. Retailers no longer have to sit at a desk to view video of what's happening. IP systems can stream video in real time on a smart phone or tablet to employees anywhere in the store.


 
Remote monitoring from a single site. A manager can view multiple retail locations from a centralized location. In fact, video from any camera anywhere on the corporate IT network is as close as the nearest workstation (or handheld device).


 
Access to business intelligence. Intelligent video systems help analyze video data to provide a new range of metrics to guide business decisions. Systems can count traffic into and out of the store, and analyze dwell and queue times.

 
Analysis of marketing programs. Analytics help track customer traffic patterns and provide data on the store’s high-traffic areas to optimize marketing programs.


 
Increased productivity. The combination of intelligent video and workforce optimization allows retailers to optimize staff scheduling by highlighting busy and slow times, and measuring customer wait times.

 
Better customer service. By combining the power of analytics with video surveillance technology, retailers can gather, monitor and act on customer traffic and behavior patterns.


 
Improved business forecasting. Quantifiable information can help retailers project future business trends and help ensure they are prepared. More data lays the groundwork for a more profitable business.


 
Collaboration among multiple departments. Because the benefits of IP video encourage cooperation across departments, retailers may well start to see improvements in operations, marketing and merchandising.

Overall, retailers can begin to expand their capabilities with the power of networked solutions, which offer greater possibilities than traditional closed systems. In addition, integrators can consider building long-term relationships by provisioning solutions that offer more options to integrate with other networked systems and functions. When networked systems work in concert, they help enhance situation awareness and provide retailers with a holistic view of their business.
 

 


 

Plea Deal For Alleged 'Paypal 14' Hackers Could Come Soon

WASHINGTON -- Eleven of the 14 people allegedly affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous who were arrested in 2011 for launching a cyberattack against PayPal are prepared to plead guilty in California on Thursday as part of an agreement reached with federal prosecutors. The question is whether the Justice Department will approve the deal.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas couple arrested with stolen merchandise, firearms and drugs: JC Penney store took the biggest hit  Police are still sorting through hundreds of clothing items trying to figure out what stores they came from and right now they know JC Penny was the number one store hit. "This obviously is a very large bust, it's been titled a one stop shop there at the house," said Sgt. Doug Formon with Jonesboro Police Department. "Hundreds of garments of clothing , from children's clothing, adult clothing, household appliances." Police found everything from a vacuum cleaner and wash cloths to a tea set. They also found sacks and sacks full of clothes with the tag and security sensors still attached. Detectives along with officers from the probation department discovered the stolen goods during a parole search. (Source kait8.com)

Schenectady, NY man charged with grand larceny for the theft of baby formula from Price Choppers  A Schenectady man was charged Wednesday with grand larceny for multiple thefts of baby formula, sheriff’s deputies say. Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department said 37-year-old Danny Sanchez is accused of working with an unidentified male suspect to steal quantities of baby formula from the Wilton Price Chopper on Sept. 12 and Oct. 21, and was wanted on those charges when he was arrested Wednesday. Sanchez had already been banned from going inside any Price Chopper because of a previous shoplifting charge at the chain grocery store, so when the Clifton Park Price Chopper Loss Prevention personnel spotted him inside the store, they quickly alerted police. (Source saratogian.com)

Two arrested with ‘booster bag’ for theft at Sephora store in Novato, California Two men suspected of shoplifting cologne from a Sephora store in Novato were arrested in Santa Rosa on Tuesday afternoon. Police responded around 4 p.m. to the Sephora store in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, where the manager showed them video of two men taking cologne off the shelves and placing it in bags they were carrying. The suspects were gone before police arrived, but store staff sent an alert about the theft to other Sephora stores in the area. Staff at the Sephora store in the Santa Rosa Plaza in Santa Rosa called later to report that the two suspects were currently in their store. Inside the vehicle, Novato police found other property they believe was stolen, along with "booster bags". (Source contracostatimes.com)

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Protection 1 Teams up with ESPN’s Mike and Mike to Launch New Marketing Campaign, #ProtectYourCookies

CHICAGO – October 29, 2013 – Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., today announced the launch of a new marketing campaign with ESPN’s Mike and Mike featuring Mike Greenberg using his Protection 1 system to bar Mike Golic’s ongoing attempts to steal cookies from his home. The new campaign will include television commercials, radio spots and social media components. In addition, Protection 1 will sponsor the ‘Best Defensive Player’ of the week, featured on Mike and Mike’s morning radio show.

“There are so many elements of this partnership that are a perfect fit for what we want our customers and potential customers to understand about Protection 1,” said Jamie Haenggi, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of Protection 1. “The ‘Best Defensive Player’ sponsorship speaks directly to what we do – we are our customers’ best defensive player, we are there to protect your home and your business even when you’re not. With the Mike and Mike spots we’re able to bring out just enough of our fun side without losing view of the world-class protection we offer.”

The new campaign builds on a successful six-month campaign in 2012 with Mike and Mike that generated a 100 percent lift in commercial brand awareness for the company, a 33 percent increase in consumer brand awareness and an 80 percent increase in search lead generation for the company. Protection 1 added to the positive impact of that campaign through Direct Response advertising that has resulted in lead flow increase of over 30 percent year over year.

“After working with Protection 1 the first time, we looked for ways to work together again, eventually landing on this concept of #ProtectYourCookies and it seemed like a great fit,” said Mike Greenberg. “We even did the shoot at my house where we have Protection 1 installed to help us keep our home safe and secure.”

The campaign will be launched under caption #ProtectYourCookies – highlighting some of the home defense capabilities of Protection 1’s systems along with home automation features and video capabilities. The campaign will feature:
 

● The ‘Best Defensive Player’ of the Week on Mike and Mike’s morning radio talk show
● An ESPN/Protection 1 sweepstakes that includes a trip to NYC and a behind-the-scenes tour of ESPN
● On-air live endorsements from Mike and Mike
● Pre-recorded radio spots with Mike & Mike
● TV Commercial starring Mike & Mike
● Social media campaigns tied to behind-the-scenes coverage and outtakes featured on YouTube
● Cookie give away among other contests
● Incorporated Twitter feeds from Protection 1, Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic and Stacy Greenberg, Mike’s wife
● Facebook contests with prizes

The campaign will begin to air today on ESPN and ESPN radio. For more information on the capabilities shown, visit us at www.protection1.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Protection1.
 

 


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AP Manager in Training Walmart Leesville, LA Wal-Mart
AP Manager in Training Walmart Canton, MS Wal-Mart
LP Manager Kmart Herndon, VA Sears Holdings Corp
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Baltimore, MD Lowe's
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Ames, IA Lowe's
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Oxford, AL Lowe's
DC LP Manager Bob's Discount Furniture Aberdeen, MD Bob's Discount Furniture
Regional LP Manager Bob's Discount Furniture North Plainfield, NJ Bob's Discount Furniture
Service AP Manager Best Buy Richfield, MN Best Buy
LP Manager Hudson Group Los Angeles, CA Hudson Group
AP Specialist Winn Dixie Jacksonville, FL Winn Dixie
Area LP Manager dd's Discount Stores Orlando, FL Ross Stores
       

 

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The One Interview Question You Have to Ask  Instead of going through all the same interview questions that are used over and over, find your answer right away with this one, possibly overlooked, question. Don't waste your time and theirs, use this one question to find out if the candidate is a good match! (Gain insight from the get-go)

Raising Your Self-esteem to Have a Better Career  Your insecurities you have about yourself can affect your searching for a job or interviewing for one; if you have confidence you will feel more motivated, but if you have doubt, you will probably lose energy and end up just settling for a position. (Focus on what you admire about yourself)
 

How to Nail Your Next Phone Interview
As a potential employee, it's important to treat all interviews the same, whether it's over the phone or in person: be professional, and be mindful of what and how you make certain comments. Use these tips to help you land your next phone interview and make sure you have given yourself a good voice. (Always prepare)

5 Fears Employees Have About Their Careers  Everyone has fears about new jobs or current ones, and with ever-changing and growing workplace demands, fear is to be expected. It's important to determine right off the bat whether or not you will fit into your organization's culture. (Navigate your way through these fears)

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In this market, being flexible and open minded about any and all opportunities is critical if one expects to get back in quickly. The age old question of 'why did you take that step back in your career' will diminish in the future. It may even be perceived as a positive. That you were able to understand the market, accept a lesser position, stay in the game, and get back in quickly. As opposed to riding it out a year or so and being forced to take that lesser position. There's a lot to say about the individual who just wants to be in the game and is willing to do what it takes!

Just a Thought,
Gus Downing

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