Spherion celebrates 25 years in South Burlington

first_imgSpherion,Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider backed by the resources of a $2 billion global workforce leader, announced today that Ken Ballard, franchise owner of the South Burlington office, is celebrating a major milestone – 25 years of exceptional service to local employees and clients. A temporary employee himself, Ballard quickly ascended to a variety of recruiting and managerial positions including recruiter, client services manager, and branch manager, and eventually took over the South Burlington Spherion office in 1997. At that time, he was running his business with just three employees and a handful of clients. Today, he employs eight full-time workers, matches hundreds of workers per year with local jobs and serves as the go-to staffing resource for companies in a variety of industries.“I am thankful for the growth opportunities my office has experienced thanks to local businesses and community members,” said Ballard. “There is no doubt that our success over the past 25 years is directly attributed to our expert recruiters and service team, whose commitment to economic growth and compassion for their neighbors drives their work each day.”Having employed multiple generations of Vermont families, Ballard enjoys seeing the positive impact his business is having on the community. One of his greatest passions is finding local citizens meaningful jobs and contributing to the growth of the economy through his work.“Ken’s strong commitment to the prosperity of Vermonters has been steadfast for the past 25 years,” said Sandy Mazur, division president of Spherion. “I am confident he will continue to grow his business and cultivate opportunities that benefit the Burlington community and his employees, clients and partners.”Ballard’s office primarily focuses on staffing in the clerical, manufacturing and professional services industries. He predicts continued growth in these sectors, along with an increase in healthcare and IT support services, food manufacturing, and finance and accounting.Ballard is actively involved with several community organizations including the Burlington Boys & Girls Club, the Associated Industries of Vermont and the Vermont Association of Staffing Services. As a champion of equal employment and workers’ rights, he has been appointed by two different governors to serve on the Governor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities. His team also contributes to career readiness forums at local high school and colleges, and are involved in causes such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Salvation Army.About SpherionSpherion Staffing Services is a leading recruiting and staffing provider that specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service and light industrial candidates in temporary and full-time opportunities. As an industry pioneer for more than 68 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in virtually every industry through a network of offices across the United States. Spherion offers companies a unique combination of personalized customer service backed by the resources, knowledge and geographic breadth of a $2 billion dollar workforce leader. Last year we helped more than 3,000 clients find the right talent to meet their workforce goals. Each local office is individually owned and operated by a team of staffing specialists who are known throughout the community, well-acquainted with your business and supported by a strong network of talent. As one of the fastest growing industries, Spherion is actively expanding into new territories, with more than 75 franchise markets available. To inquire, visit www.spherion.com/franchise(link is external).Source: SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont – Spherion Staffing Services www.spherion.com(link is external).last_img read more

Unique parapoxvirus found in 2 US deer hunters

first_img Though parapoxvirus infections in humans can mimic anthrax or localized orthopox virus infections, staining techniques can differentiate the viruses, and microscopic examination reveals the hallmark size and appearance of parapoxvirus, they noted. Epidemiologic and clinical clues include exposure to ruminants, a benign disease course, and the slow development of the lesion. Genetic analysis of amplified sequences from the two patients suggested they were part of the pseudocowpox virus clade, but unique from isolates from Asia, Europe, and the United States. Microscopic evaluation of both patients’ specimens revealed oval-shaped viruses that suggested parapoxvirus. Biopsy examination was similar for both patients, showing extensive epidermal hyperplasia and dilated vascular spaces lined with swollen endothelial cells and inflammatory-cell infiltrates in the stroma. Large eosinophilic inclusions in the cytoplasm of some keratinocytes stained intensely with antiparapoxvirus antibodies. The Virginia patient’s biopsy also showed a few areas of neutrophilic infiltrates mixed with necrotic cell debris between the dermis and epidermis. For both patients, universal “pan-pox” polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and parapoxvirus-specific real-time PCR testing confirmed the infections. The virus species has not been isolated in or shown to cause clinical illness in free-range white-tailed deer in the United States, they added. Deer-associated pseudocowpox viruses might have spilled over to deer species in the United States and Europe, with growing deer populations in the United States putting the animals in more frequent contact with cattle, the group wrote. In both cases, the hunters, one from Virginia and one from Connecticut, cut their fingers in November 2008 while field dressing deer that appeared healthy at the time of death, according to the researchers, who reported their findings in the Dec 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Jan 3, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Two similar skin infections in hunters who field dressed white-tailed deer led to the identification of a new parapoxvirus, which can mimic other infections and lead to diagnostic delays, according to researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients with parapoxvirus infections typically have a single lesion, developing over 4 to 8 weeks, that progresses through four stages—papule, vesicle, shallow annular ulcer, and scab—that heals with little or no scarring. The researchers noted that although parapoxvirus infections are a risk for farmers and others who have close contact with ruminants, human infections linked to deer species have rarely been reported—only three times previously in the United States. Roess AA, Galan A, Kitces E, et al. Novel deer-associated parapoxvirus infection in deer hunters. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 30;363(27):2621-7 [Abstract] The clinical course was similar for both patients. About 7 weeks after the field dressing injury the hunters sought medical care for a nodule at the wound site that didn’t heal. In the case of the Virginia patient, doctors removed and biopsied the lesion, but it recurred about a month later. The Connecticut hunter was treated with antibiotics, and his doctors biopsied the lesion. In both instances, specimens were sent to the CDC for evaluation. Rising deer populations in the United States can increase human exposure to deer-related zoonotic infections, including rare ones such as parapoxvirus, which can be prevented by wearing protective equipment such as gloves when contacting the bodily fluids of the animals. Infections can recur, and smallpox vaccination doesn’t block parapoxvirus infection. The group noted that human infections are likely underreported, because many patients may not seek medical care because of the usually self-limited nature of the disease.last_img read more

“He will come back” – Norwich hopes of signing dealt blow,…

first_imgNorwich City’s hopes of keeping Ondrej Duda beyond this summer have been dealt a blow, with Hertha Berlin planning on keeping him long-term. Duda joined Norwich on loan in the January transfer window, as manager Daniel Farke looked to add creativity to his relegation-threatened side.The midfielder arrived having found his chances of regular game time at Hertha Berlin limited following the arrival of Jürgen Klinsmann as manager.He’s been a regular for the Canaries since making the switch, racking up eight appearances in all competition since his arrival.Embed from Getty ImagesThey may have been hoping to turn his move into a permanent one in the summer, but those prospects have now been dealt a blow.According to Kicker, Norwich do not have an option to buy at the end of his loan, so Hertha are planning to take him back to the club as Klinsmann has long since departed.In fact, sporting director Michael Preetz has confirmed as much when asked about the on-loan midfielder.“We are planning 100 per cent with Ondrej, he will come back”, he told the newspaper.“He has shown how much he can help a team that has a functioning axle.“In winter, he was tired of the personal constellation we had in the coaching position because he saw no prospects for himself. He always wanted Hertha.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more