The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-01-12T07:28:14Z Indoor Air Quality Monitor Market by Product worth 4.63 Billion USD by 2022 2017-01-12T07:28:14Z indoor-air-quality-monitor-market-by-product-worth-4-63-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report “Indoor Air Quality Monitor Market by Product (Fixed, and Portable Indoor Monitor), Pollutant Type (Chemical, Physical, and Biological), End–User Application (Government Buildings, Industrial, Commercial, Residential) — Global Forecast to 2022”, the market is expected to grow from USD 2.52 Billion in 2015 to USD 4.63 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.22% between 2016 and 2022. The rising demand for indoor air quality monitoring products is due to the increasing adoption of smart home & green-building technologies, growing consumer preference for pollution-free indoor environments, and development and commercialization of innovative wearable air-quality monitoring devices. • Download Informational PDF Brochure :- http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=109800608 Browse 65 market data tables and 79 figures spread through 183 pages and in-depth TOC on “Indoor Air Quality Monitor Market — Global Forecast to 2022”http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/indoor-air-quality-monitor-market-109800608.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. Market for portable indoor monitor to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period On the basis of product, the global air indoor quality monitor market has been segmented into fixed and portable indoor monitors. The market for portable indoor monitors is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of smart homes and green-building technologies (including effective ventilation, air quality monitoring and control, and indoor dust & gas level management) and growing consumer preference for healthy and pollution-free indoor environments. Chemical pollutant held the largest share of the indoor air quality monitor market in 2015 Chemical pollutants accounted for the largest share of the global indoor air quality monitor market in 2015. This can be attributed to factors such as the increasing number of stringent government regulations for effective monitoring and control of industrial exhausts, growing public concerns about the health implications of air pollution, and ongoing development and commercialization of innovative gas and chemical detection sensors. Government buildings held the largest share of the indoor air quality monitor market in 2015 Government buildings accounted for the largest share of the overall indoor air quality monitor market in 2015. This can be attributed to the increasing focus of governments toward green buildings and growing health concerns due to rising air pollution. The governments in the countries such as the U.S., the U.K., and China, among others, have made stringent regulations for air pollution monitoring and have released funding for installing air quality monitors within their premises for continuous monitoring. North America to hold the largest size of the indoor air quality monitor market during the forecast period North America (comprising the U.S., Canada, and Mexico) is expected to hold the largest size of the indoor air quality monitor market during the forecast period. North America is a mature market, with the high penetration of advanced pollution monitoring technologies and the presence of well-established distribution channels for the supply of indoor air quality monitoring products. The U.S. is expected to dominate the market in this region in 2016. The market growth in the U.S. can be attributed to the significantly large end-user base for industrial and indoor air pollution monitoring products in the country compared to Canada. The major factors driving the growth of the market in the U.S. include significant public-private funding and investments to support air pollution monitoring-based researches and ongoing technological advancements in the field of gas analyzers and particulate sensors. • Request for Customization :- http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/requestCustomization.asp?id=109800608 The major players operating in this market include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (U.S.), Siemens AG (Germany), Emerson Electric Co. (U.S.), 3M Company (U.S.), TSI, Inc. (U.S.), Ingersoll Rand Plc. (Ireland), HORIBA, Ltd. (Japan), Testo AG (Germany), Aeroqual (U.S.), and Nest Labs Inc. (U.S.), among others. About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the “Growth Engagement Model — GEM”. 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The main objective of Techs On The Move is finding highly-experienced automotive tradespeople who have been trained at the highest level in other international markets. Aiming to meet and actively working to combat Australia’s skills shortages, they focus on assisting motivated individuals who are keen to experience working in Australia. This service is not available to local people.   Techs On The Move’s approach differs from regular conventional recruiters. They provide a highly personalised service to help the potential candidate make the decision and handle the perceived complexities of emigrating abroad. They are consultants or partners who work with the candidates by simplifying the process so that potential pitfalls are avoided. The step-by-step process adopted by Techs On The Move includes initial consultation and information packs, screening and interviewing, reference checks, skills testing, family support for successful candidates, the ‘get ready’ checklist and handholding post arrival. Techs On The Move screens potential candidates with great care. Delving into the depth of their experience in both the British and Australian Motor Industries, candidates are interviewed online on Skype and a link to the interview is forwarded to the prospective employer for review. Psychometric behavioral profiling is also conducted whenever the employer requests it.  After the candidate signs the contract, reference checks are completed and visas are approved. Each candidate is then given a checklist that highlights the necessary steps to ensure that their move to Australia is as smooth as possible, both before departing from their home country and upon arrival in Australia. Prospective candidates can avail of the support and help provided by Techs On The Move by submitting a general application online.  For detailed information on Techs On The Move and their recruitment: http://www.techsonthemove.co.uk/   Hit the Road Program helps Joshua achieve his work goals 2017-01-10T02:44:19Z hit-the-road-program-helps-joshua-achieve-his-work-goals Twenty year old Joshua Lock may be young in years but his determination to make a success of his life has not gone unnoticed by BUSY At Work’s Program Coordinator for the Hit the Road Program, Robyn Donnelly. A recent graduate of the five week program which targets job seekers aged between 15 and 24, and Indigenous and disadvantaged job seekers, Ms Donnelly said Joshua had proved to be an excellent student and his determination to succeed was now paying dividends. “Before entering the program Joshua had not been able to secure employment and despite not having been employed for over a year, nothing could hold him back.” “He remained enthusiastic and positive throughout the course and with his improved employability and work readiness skills, Joshua has now been able to obtain regular casual work with Unimet Security in Brisbane,” Ms Donnelly said. The Hit the Road program is part of the Queensland Government funded initiative, Skilling Queenslanders for Work Community Work Skills Program. The program features a mixture of classroom based training and hands-on activities and is designed to help job seekers gain a start in the transport and logistics industry. Graduates from the program receive a Certificate II in Logistics. BUSY delivered the one-on-one mentoring and life skill development presentations to ensure the participants were job ready, while Careers Australia Training delivered the accredited training part of the program.   While completing a Certificate II in Security last year, Joshua felt it was the knowledge he gained from the Hit the Road Program which had really helped him gain the job. “Previously when I went to interviews I was really nervous and unsure of myself. Robyn was always extremely positive and the interviewing skills I learned really helped me get the job with Unimet.”  As part of the program Joshua was also provided with driving lessons from a qualified instructor to help him move forward in obtaining his Medium Rigid (MR) truck licence.  “The driving lessons were an added bonus and this has allowed me to get my P’s,” Joshua said.    Robyn said she was delighted with the success of the program which had given Joshua the opportunity to not only improve his communication skills but grow as a person. “Joshua is just one of many participants who have had the opportunity to gain real practical skills in resume writing and how to present themselves at interviews.”   Throughout the program the participants have also gained practical skills through on-the-job placement which has helped improve their confidence greatly. We are excited that Joshua has now been able to secure regular casual work in the security industry,” Mrs Donnelly added. Robyn said BUSY At Work was hoping to run a new Community Work Skills Program at Ipswich next year. BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said BUSY was pleased to partner with Careers Australia in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Hit the Road Program. “We know how important it is for young job seekers to gain the confidence they need to take the first step to gaining employment.” “By helping them improve their employability and work readiness skills and providing employment mentoring we can help set them on a career pathway for the future,” Mr Miles said.   end Jacko looks to a brighter future after completing the Hit the Road Program 2017-01-10T02:39:07Z jacko-looks-to-a-brighter-future-after-completing-the-hit-the-road-program Quietly spoken Jackson (Jacko) Williams knows what it’s like to be out of work and what it can do for your self confidence.   Having worked in various roles in warehousing and on boats, Jacko had been unemployed for over two years before taking part in an exciting new program BUSY At Work is delivering with Careers Australia Training. The five week program called Hit the Road is part of the Queensland Government funded initiative, Skilling Queenslanders for Work Community Work Skills Program. After undertaking the course Jacko has been able to land himself a regular casual job as a delivery driver with Peregrine Transport in Brisbane. BUSY At Work Program Coordinator for Hit the Road, Robyn Donnelly said The Hit the Road Program was great way for job seekers who are aged between 15 and 24, and Indigenous and disadvantaged job seekers to improve their employability and work readiness skills. “The program is designed to help job seekers gain a start in the transport and logistics industry.” “Graduates from the program receive a Certificate II in Logistics as well as being provided with driving lessons from a qualified instructor to help them gain their Medium Rigid (MR) truck licence,” Mrs Donnelly said.    Robyn said she was very pleased with the success of the program which is a mixture of classroom based training and hands-on activities such as picking and packing and loading and delivering of goods. “It is always great to see participants grow and become more capable and independent. Through the program the participants have the opportunity to gain real practical skills with on the job placement as well being able to update their resumes and learn interviewing skills,” Mrs Donnelly added. BUSY are delivering the one-on-one mentoring and life skill development presentations to ensure the participants are job ready while Careers Australia Training are delivering the accredited training part of the program.   Robyn said Jacko had excelled throughout the program. “Jacko was an excellent student and gained a lot of knowledge while doing the program. We were able to help him with his presentation skills and his resume and this helped improve his confidence greatly.” “We are delighted that through the program Jacko has been able to secure regular casual work in the transport industry,” Mrs Donnelly said. Jacko said he was very pleased to be able to complete his Certificate II in Logistics and was hopeful that a full time permanent role would come up in the near future. “I am very grateful for the support I received from BUSY At Work. Robyn was always very positive and spent a lot of time helping me with my resume.  When I went for the interview I felt a lot more confident and was able to put my best foot forward,” Jacko said.  Robyn said they were hoping to run a new Hit the Road Program early next year. “We’ve been running the program since November last year and have had great success with nearly 100% of participants completing the program with most getting a start in the transport and logistics industry.” Mrs Donnelly said. BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said BUSY was pleased to be helping young job seekers improve their employability skills and potentially gain a start in the transport and logistics industry. “We know how important it is for young job seekers to take the first step to gaining employment. With the support of The Hit the Road program we can help young people overcome challenges and set them on a career pathway for the future,” Mr Miles said. Skilling Queenslanders for Work provides skills development, training and job opportunities to unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.   end   Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of certain individuals the names and identifying details have been changed.              Whitfords & Miele Home Appliances – Great Savings for January 2017 2017-01-09T01:11:23Z whitfords-amp-miele-home-appliances-great-savings-for-january-2017 Whitfords and Miele Home Appliances have come together to announce special discounts and great savings on selected Miele products. These offers include: ‘Save upto $1,400 on selected Miele ovens’, ‘Save upto $300 on selected Miele dishwashers’ and ‘Save upto $600 on selected Miele washing machines and dryers.’ Interested customers will need to hurry to take advantage of these offers as they end on 31st January 2017. Whitfords has a reputation of being selective in stocking only the best brands from many premium overseas suppliers. The company has a strong bond with Miele Home Appliances, which embodies the motto of being ‘forever better’ in their technological advancement and sophistication. Their dynamic partnership has established them as a household name in homes and commercial entities across Sydney. With Whitfords online store Sydney residents can order the appliances at their convenience. Alternatively their showroom and warehouse is in Five Dock where these appliances can be viewed and purchased. Visitors to the store can even attend their regular cooking demos. Miele can be depended on because their products are low maintenance. Their ovens are built with a self-cleaning catalytic enamel that self-cleans even during cooking. It is not surprising to see that Miele’s home appliances have been embraced by both professional and private kitchens across Sydney. Miele’s high standards in performance and efficiency can also be seen in their laundry solutions. Whitfords stocks and sells Miele’s dryers and washing machines, which are among the top favorites in Sydney. Cooper, Birchgrove NSW, a Whitfords customer wrote, “Thank you so much for all the help I received when buying my new washing machine & dryer, the information provided & service given were fantastic! The installation & take away of my old ones was trouble free as well. Thanks again!” Anyone interested in getting more information on the range of Miele Home Appliances may call at 0293700555 or visit the Whitfords showroom at 165-167, Great North Road, Five Dock, NSW. Customers can also get in touch with Whitfords online. For information on the range of Miele Home Appliances available at Whitfords: https://www.whitfordshomeappliances.com.au/miele-appliances-australia The Women’s Business School is offering $180,000 in scholarships for women starting a business 2017-01-04T23:12:36Z the-women-s-business-school-is-offering-180-000-in-scholarships-for-women-starting-a-business Melbourne, Australia, 5th January 2016, The Women’s Business School is offering $180,000 in full and matched funding scholarships to deserving women starting a business this year. The Women’s Business School is offering 2 Full Scholarships and 5 Matched Scholarships for each city (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle, Cairns, Townsville and Perth). The total of $180 000 in scholarships is being broken down into 16 Full Scholarships valued at $5000 each and 40 matched funding scholarships of $2500 each. The Women’s Business School IGNITE program is a 6-month online course designed to give new and aspiring business owners the business acumen, financial literacy, strategies and support they need to create a successful and profitable business. The Women’s Business School co-founder Peace Mitchell states, “We are committed to inspiring women to reach their full potential by connecting them with the support they need and the education and skills required to build and grow a successful business.” “This is the program we wish existed when we were starting out. It contains everything new business owners need to succeed including, a one day workshop in each capital city nationally, monthly group calls, weekly video masterclasses, inspirational interviews, local meetups and an online mastermind group. The teachers and mentors are all accomplished businesswomen from a range of industries.” Two of the most challenging things in life are having a baby and starting a business. Australian women in their thousands are doing just that. Women are starting new businesses at around three times the rate of men. The Women's Business School Scholarship Program provides real support for women in business. This program provides opportunities for women around Australia to be able to develop their business skills, connect with fellow business owners and gain advice and inspiration from business experts.The program contains everything new business owners need to succeed with a one-day workshop in Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, monthly group calls, video masterclasses, inspirational interviews and an online mastermind group. The Women’s Business School is now accepting applications for scholarships and enrolment. The 2017 intake commences in February. For more information go to http://www.thewomensbusinessschool.com/ignite ### Media Contact: Peace Mitchell Director The Women’s Business School hello@thewomensbusinessschool.com 0431 615 107 About The Women’s Business School: The Women's Business School is a world first Global Business School designed especially for women. The teachers and mentors are successful business women and entrepreneurs, sharing their knowledge and advice. The Women’s Business School IGNITE program is a one-day masterclass followed by a 6-month online course designed to give new and aspiring business owners the business acumen, financial literacy, strategies and support they need to create a successful and profitable business. Artificial Intelligence Market worth 16.06 Billion USD by 2022 2017-01-04T10:18:00Z artificial-intelligence-market-worth-16-06-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the latest market research report "Artificial Intelligence Market by Technology (Deep Learning, Robotics, Digital Personal Assistant, Querying Method, Natural Language Processing, Context Aware Processing), Offering, End-User Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", the overall artificial intelligence market is expected to be worth USD 16.06 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 62.9% from 2016 to 2022. • Download Informational PDF Brochure :- http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=74851580 Browse 73 market data tables and 64 figures spread through 182 pages and in-depth TOC on “Artificial Intelligence Market - Global Forecast to 2022”http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/artificial-intelligence-market-74851580.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. The artificial intelligence market has a huge potential across various industry verticals such as retail, transportation and automation, manufacturing, BFSI, and agriculture, among others. The major factor driving the artificial intelligence market globally is the growing number of applications of AI technologies in various end-user verticals and the growing adoption of AI for the improvement of consumer services. The growth of the artificial intelligence market is also driven by the development of IT infrastructure and the penetration of smartphones and smart wearables in countries such as India and China. Natural language processing is expected to hold the largest market share from 2016 to 2022 The AI market for natural language processing (NLP) is expected to hold largest market share from 2016 to 2022. The growing implementation of natural language processing for the improvement of consumer services in the retail sector is one of the major factors contributing to its growth in the AI market. Moreover, the adoption of NLP in various applications such as car-infotainment system, AI robots, and AI-enabled smartphones, among others, is further driving its growth in the AI market. Artificial intelligence for the healthcare sector to witness the highest growth rate from 2016 to 2022 The artificial intelligence market for the healthcare end-user industry is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. The growing implementation of AI technologies for disease diagnosis, patient care, and drug discovery application is among the major growth drivers of AI in healthcare. Moreover, AI is also widely used in clinical trials, congress planning, advisory boards, promotional outreach, and for serving untapped sales opportunities. North America leads the artificial intelligence market in terms of market size North America held the largest share of the artificial intelligence market in 2015. North America is one of the fastest-growing markets in terms of technological advancement, manufacturing operations, infrastructure, disposable income, and others. The wide-scale adoption of AI technologies in several industries such as manufacturing, media and advertising, healthcare, BFSI, and transportation and automotive is the key factor supporting the growth of the AI market in this region. • Speak to Analyst :- http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/speaktoanalyst.asp?id=74851580The companies that are profiled in the report are IBM Corp. (U.S.), Microsoft Corp. (U.S.), Google Inc. (U.S.), FinGenius Ltd. (U.K.), NVIDIA Corporation (U.S.), Intel Corporation (U.S.), General Vision, Inc. (U.S.), Numenta, Inc. (U.S.), Sentient Technologies (U.S.), and Inbenta Technologies, Inc. (U.S.). This report describes the market trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the artificial intelligence market and forecasts the market up to 2022. The report also includes the value chain and Porter’s analysis of the market, along with a detailed view of the market across four major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (which includes the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa). The report profiles the 10 most promising players in the artificial intelligence market. About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com What Are Your HSEQ New Year Resolutions? 2017-01-04T09:08:48Z what-are-your-hseq-new-year-resolutions Love them or hate them, we all tend to make or break New Year Resolutions. Lose weight, drink less, get fit, start a hobby, to name just a few..   You may notice that very often they involve improving our health and relationships and, that they are based on the premise that we will be around for the next 365 days. International Labour Organisation statistics indicate that, worldwide 6300 people die per day as a result of occupational accidents or work related diseases, amounting to more than 2.3 million deaths a year. As at the 7th Dec, 164 Australians have been killed at work in 2016 and a further 45 in New Zealand (25th Nov). So why don’t we make a few New Year’s Resolutions to help ourselves and our colleagues get home safe from work in 2017?  The concept seems straightforward and yet when we get back to the grindstone every day, for some reason this is not our focus? How about we make some plans or resolutions to reduce risk and improve productivity in our workplaces.  Let’s consider ways to promote a good culture of safety at work. Consider how you can: ·      Encourage your team to take safety more seriously. ·      Look for opportunities to improve workplace safety, identify hazards and improve procedures. ·      Make full use of the resources, tools and training that are available to you. ·      Identify ways to improve productivity and reduce risk. ·      Banish complacency and carelessness myosh HSEQ software helps you to manage and improve work safety and productivity.   It allows you to focus and prioritise your HSEQ issues.  Our client case studies demonstrate significant improvements: ·      An increase in hazard reporting. ·      Huge reductions in Insurance Overheads. ·      An understanding of their company’s Risk Profile, which allows for quick and informed decision making. ·      The ability to do more with less, by removing the administrative burden. ·      Effective contractor control. ·      Improved Incident Investigation. ·      Easy to generate reports with trend analyses, which clarify exactly what is happening in workplace. ·      The ability to track actions to ensure they are done timely and have the desired outcomes. ·      A reduction in LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate). Learn more about myosh and request a free trial at http://myosh.com/ and share your HSEQ resolutions with your colleagues and your customers and the world.     Group Homes Australia is so confident in their unique model of care that they are offering a free trial to live in one of their homes. 2016-12-28T02:14:42Z group-homes-australia-is-so-confident-in-their-unique-model-of-care-that-they-are-offering-a-free-trial-to-live-in-one-of-their-homes Sydney, Australia, 28th of December 2016, Group Homes Australia offers respite, dementia and high care in a sophisticated and luxurious environment, supported by a team of fully qualified homemakers who are there 24/7. Each home is designed to accommodate the needs of people living with dementia but looks, feels and smells like a home. Each group home houses 6 to 10 residents in beautifully appointed, private bedrooms. There are numerous living and dining areas for residents and their visiting families to enjoy. Each home boasts gorgeous garden and outdoor leisure settings. The homemakers focus on residents’ abilities and interests. The residents are encouraged to participate in weekly outings and the activities that they enjoy such as baking, gardening and laundry. Alzheimer’s Australia ranked GHA significantly above 80 aged care competitors. Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder, Group Homes Australia, states: "We are so confident in our unique model of care that we would like to invite you to trial living in one of our group homes completely free of charge*. Please get in touch mentioning this offer. Places are extremely limited. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our homes so that you can experience the GHA difference for yourself." For more info about the free trial go to: http://grouphomes.com.au/freetrial/ To learn more and to arrange a visit contact call 1300 015 406. *** About Group Homes Australia: Group Homes Australia offers a unique model of care in a luxurious, friendly and safe, home environment. Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity. We have homes located across Sydney, including in Waverley, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, St Ives and Warriewood, and were recently independently benchmarked by Alzheimer's Australia as best in class in every area of dementia care against over 80 competitors. Our model is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on creating a non-institutional way of living that emphasises a resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities. Our homes are traditional houses in traditional streets and are an integral part of the community, with a maximum of 10 residents living together in private rooms. Each home has trained staff on site 24/7 and approximately 1 member of staff for every 3 residents. Our caring team members are homemakers, and they support and assist residents with their daily needs and activities. They encourage residents to be engaged in shopping, cooking, gardening… The full range of daily tasks that bring a sense of purpose in a home. We have no call bells or nursing trolleys, no rigid routines around waking, personal care or singalongs. We actively welcome friends and family to come and visit and stay for a cup of tea and sample our latest freshly baked treats. www.grouphomes.com.au or 1300 015 406 TradeEzi Enlists What to Look for in a Plumber 2016-12-27T07:09:53Z tradeezi-enlists-what-to-look-for-in-a-plumber Every one of us may need the services of a painter, plumber, electrician etc from time to time. Sometime back when you urgently need a plumber in Brisbane you may have searched the internet to find someone that is close to your residential area and has great reviews from past customers.TradeEzi makes it a lot easier to search, find, compare quotes and select plumbers in Brisbane because this trade directory has an entire section on the site that enlists top plumbers in Brisbane and the surrounding areas. TradeEzi says, “We at TradeEzi understand that finding painters, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, flooring services is not always easy and that is why today we are happy to tell you how you can find one with ease.”Search the internet and look up the best trade and handyman service directories. Once you have made a note of the contact number you can start calling them. Before you even agree for them to come and see what work you need doing, however, you need to get a few things straight over the phone. The TradeEzi suggests you:• Do not hesitate to ask for how long the plumber has been in business, does the plumber Brisbane have a license. It’s also important to check if the license is expired or not. • Ask the plumber for some references; be sure that references should be of their most recent work and of people in the same city.• Check whether or not they have insurance to cover your property (and that of your neighbours).• Ask whether their work is guaranteed, and if so, whether the guarantee is insurance-backed - meaning that if they go out of business the work is still covered.• It is important that you check whether or not the Brisbane plumber you are thinking of hiring is a member of a professional trade body such as the Institute of Plumbing or the Association of Plumbers and Heating Contractors (APHC). Organisations such as the Institute of Plumbing or the Association of Plumbers and Heating Contractors require members to stick to a code of practice and offer recourse if anything goes wrong. These are some of the important points to consider when planning hiring a plumber in Brisbane. If you are looking for one then you should visit www.tradeezi.com.au/find/plumber/qld/brisbane Heavy Discounts on Outdoor Machinery this Christmas at Edisons 2016-12-23T10:43:45Z heavy-discounts-on-outdoor-machinery-this-christmas-at-edisons Edisons (www.edisons.com.au), Australia’s underdogs have displayed the largest range of outdoor machinery this Christmas season. Keeping in mind the requirements of widespread Aussies who are looking for the best brands and their discounted tools and equipment, they have displayed the exclusive outdoor machinery products under the renowned brand names.   They are allowing you to grab the best collection of the outdoor machinery of the renowned brands that can be availed at discounted prices. Also, the machinery parts and tools can be acquired at best discounted rates so you can be prepared for future requirements by having the same machinery parts that you often use in almost all season.  With the easy purchase and payment option, they have been enabling every individual to buy the best machinery to clean and maintain your outdoors whether by using a lawn mower, pressure cleaner or chainsaw. They are allowing everyone to conquer the complexities that could take a place in the entire process of buying and getting delivered. They are bringing forth a range of the best brands so there is no need to worry about the performance of your machinery.  In addition, as compared to other dealers or retailer of the outdoor machinery, they are ensuring to provide you the cheapest collection with an ability to meet the bulk requirements. They have eliminated the cost of a middleman and thus, allowing everyone to grab everything at the best prices.    About the Company: Edisons has gained a good name in the Australia’s biggest industry of outdoor machinery. This festive season, you can grab the biggest range of outdoor machinery products at the best possible rates. Edisons dealt with the direct manufacturers that help them to serve the best collection at cheapest possible rates.For more details, visit here https://www.edisons.com.au/sale/ CoAct BUSY At Work jobactive arm helps Adam secure his future 2016-12-23T01:27:16Z coact-busy-at-work-jobactive-arm-helps-adam-secure-his-future Finding yourself out of work all of a sudden can be a traumatic experience for most people but for Cairns based resident Adam Pocock it has been an opportunity to learn new skills and secure a fulltime job with a progressive local company. A member of CoAct, BUSY At Work provides assistance to job seekers to help with their pathway to employment through the Australian Government’s jobactive Employment Services. CoAct BUSY At Work Employment Consultant, Jessica Campbell said Adam had shown great determination and resilience to secure work after being made redundant from a position he had worked in for five years. “Adam came to us after suddenly losing his job with a local power company. The case manager and I worked together to assist Adam with his resume writing and interviewing skills.” “Adam had worked as a storeman and forklift driver for most of his career but had not completed any formal qualifications. We referred Adam to a local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) where he was able to complete his Certificate III in Food Processing as well as a Certificate III in Logistics.” “Through our contacts we were able to market Adam to a storeman’s position with a confectionery company, The Distributors Cairns where Adam secured a casual job as a storeman in May this year,” Ms Campbell said. Adam’s dream of once again returning to fulltime work became a reality when Adam was successful in gaining a fulltime position as a Warehouse Coordinator with Haymans Electrical in Cairns. Adam said he and his wife (also a former client of BUSY) were delighted to be back in the workforce and thankful for the support provided by Smithfield’s BUSY At Work’s staff. “We are extremely thankful to Jessica and the Case Manager Narelle for their advice and support in helping us secure long term employment.” “The staff at BUSY are always helpful and spent a lot of time helping me with writing cover letters and ensuring my resume was up to date.” “They saw my potential as a worker and encouraged me to complete my certificates. When I went for the interviews with The Distributors Cairns and Haymans Electrical I was a lot more confident because of the training I received through BUSY and I was able to put my best foot forward,” Mr Pocock said. Adam said he had particularly enjoyed the five months with The Distributors Cairns but was now looking to secure his future with Hayman’s Electrical. “I am very grateful for the regular casual work and the skills I’ve learned with The Distributors Cairns but with my previous background in the solar energy and power industry I am confident I can fit in well with the team at Hayman’s Electrical.” BUSY At Work, CEO Paul Miles said that Adam was just one of many local job seekers who have been assisted by BUSY At Work jobactive in Cairns. “BUSY At Work is about empowering job seekers with the skills, ability and confidence to embrace their own future as well as providing employment opportunities in a supportive environment.” “We are delighted that Adam has overcome the challenges in his working career and secured permanent full time employment,” Mr Miles said. End Hayden keen to continue the carpentry tradition 2016-12-23T01:23:21Z hayden-keen-to-continue-the-carpentry-tradition Fifteen year old Hayden Delisser knows what it’s like to work around power tools and seeing things being constructed from timber. Having just completed Year 10 at St Patrick’s College in Gympie, Hayden is ready to continue in the family tradition having signed up as a fourth generation apprentice carpenter in his dad’s home building and renovation business. Hayden is enthusiastic at the prospect of following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and already has a growing understanding of what it takes to be a success in the building industry. “It’s been a natural progression for me. Growing up I was used to seeing dad working with tools. I’ve dabbled in a bit of carpentry at school and at home and always enjoyed working with my hands.” “Dad has always said I can follow my own career path but in the end I knew I wanted to give carpentry a go,” Hayden said. Having commenced his Certificate III in Carpentry just last month, the school-based apprentice expects to be spending a lot of time in his dad’s business over the Christmas holiday period. BUSY At Work Industry Training Consultant, Gympie Kerry Donaldson said it was wonderful to see someone so young excited to be working and studying in the family business. “Hayden already has a good grounding in what he wants to achieve in life and it is fantastic that he has the full support of his extended family who have set a wonderful example for him to follow.” “Four generations working in the same field means the business will stay in the family which is not only great for Hayden but for Gympie as a whole,” Ms Donaldson said. Following the school holidays, as part of his apprenticeship, Hayden will continue to work one full day a week in the business while completing his Year 11 and 12 studies. St Patrick’s College School Guidance Officer, Mark Jabore was delighted to see Hayden begin his carpentry apprenticeship. “Hayden has shown a new maturity this year as he has progressed on his journey. He has really started to focus on his future and what his dad has offered him.” “We are keen to see him make the most of this opportunity and believe he has an excellent career ahead of him.” “Also we would like to thank Work Placement Officer, Maree McNaught for her contribution in smoothly facilitating Hayden’s transition into his school-based apprenticeship on behalf of the College community,” Mr Jabore said. As part of his initial training Hayden will be learning about the safe use of hand and power tools such as drills, mitre saws and power saws. As he progresses through his apprenticeship he will be able to construct and install timber or metal frameworks for residential and commercial buildings. Hayden’s dad, Stephen said he was very thankful for the support he had received from BUSY At Work. “They were very prompt and efficient and made the signing up process very easy for us,” Mr Delisser said. BUSY At Work, CEO Paul Miles said BUSY was excited to see young people like Hayden following in the footsteps of previous generations. “We are pleased that Hayden has commenced his school-based apprenticeship which will allow him to earn an income while completing a nationally recognised qualification.” “Hayden’s extended family have been wonderful role models for him and set a fine example for him to follow. I am looking forward to following Hayden’s career and wish him all the success for the future,” Mr Miles said. end BUSY helps Shane connect with a full time job 2016-12-23T01:19:39Z busy-helps-shane-connect-with-a-full-time-job Local Atherton resident Shane Graham knows what it’s like not to have regular work and what it can do for your self-confidence. Shane has been a client of the BUSY At Work Atherton office since July last year and has now secured fulltime casual work which has given him a new lease on life and helped him secure his future. BUSY At Work Employment Consultant Mareeba, Leona Hallam said Shane had grown in confidence and was determined to move forward with his life. “When Shane came to us last year he had been long term unemployed doing the occasional seasonal farm work. Our staff worked very closely with Shane to build his work capacity and help him apply for local jobs.” “Twelve months ago Shane was successful in obtaining part time casual work as a night fill employee with Big W, however Shane was keen to gain more permanent work with longer hours.” “After applying for various local roles with no luck we then tried a new approach with Shane enrolling him in a Certificate II in Retail,” Ms Hallam said. Shane completed the course with flying colours. Soon after Recruitment Consultant from AP Global Mareeba, Damien Vije contacted Shane to offer him a casual role as a forklift driver and labourer at local company Visy Board Box Factory. The company manufacturers corrugated cardboard boxes for the fruit and produce industries. Since starting in September, Shane hasn’t looked back and has received glowing reports from his employer. Shane said he was ecstatic to be working in his new role and thankful for the support he received from BUSY At Work. “I love coming to work each day and spending time on the forklift. I’m getting plenty of work hours and learning more about the production side with the boxes. My trial will finish in a month but I’m confident I will be able to secure full time permanent work,” Shane enthused. “I am very thankful for the support provided by Leona and Megan from the BUSY At Work office. From the moment I made contact with them, they have really shown an interest in me and cared about what I wanted to do.” “They have really assisted me with my interviewing skills and applying for jobs which has helped me improve my self confidence,” Shane added. Damien Vije also shared Shane’s confidence saying Shane was now a valued member of the team at the Visy Board Box Factory. “We have regular tool box meetings with Shane and other staff at the factory. Shane has demonstrated excellent skills on the forklift and always works safely. He is keen to learn more about the other different roles at the factory and we believe he will continue to be an asset to the company,” Mr Vije said. BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said BUSY was delighted to see Shane performing well in his chosen career. “At BUSY At Work we know how difficult it can be for mature aged long term unemployed job seekers to make the transition back into full time work.” “We wish Shane all the best in the future and with the right training and mentoring we know he will be well equipped to face the challenges in his new working environment,” Mr Miles said. CoAct BUSY At Work delivers jobactive Employment Services to North Queensland, Emerald and Noosaville by providing a professional and positive experience for job seekers and employers with a focus on individually tailored support. end 5 Christmas Tips for those with older parents or parents who have dementia 2016-12-22T06:37:08Z 5-christmas-tips-for-those-with-older-parents-or-parents-who-have-dementia Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder of Group Homes Australia has some great advice for making the most of this festive season. 1.Don't try and replicate Christmas of the past - be prepared to approach it differently. Bring food in, or offer to do the cooking. Instead of eating in, head to the beach and use the public BBQ. 2.Try and focus on creating new memories and living in the moment, rather than focussing on how things “used to be”. Celebrate what your parents can do, rather than what they can no longer do. 3. Do not waste time and energy worrying about whether Mum or Dad will be around for next Christmas, but instead enjoy the fact that they are around for this Christmas. Be sure to tell them how much you love them and how happy you are to be spending this Christmas with them. 4. Christmas is a popular time for reminiscing. Looking at old photo albums or mementos is a very powerful tool to help remind that person of who they are, what they were capable of, and what makes them unique, rather than just being a person who is living with a diagnosis of dementia. 5. Not everyone who is living with dementia has family around to help care for them. Suicide rates peak at this time of year as it can be an incredibly lonely and isolating experience if you are not surrounded by friends and family. If you know someone who is living with dementia who will be alone this Christmas, please reach out to them and include them in your celebrations.