The economy is definitely undergoing a shift these days. The finances of most companies are being challenged to the point that a lot of employees are laid off. These are trying times and most people are spending on items that matter.
Retrenched employees and new graduates are now trooping to other companies hoping to find a job. Some believe that it is best to save up on clothing and wear casually during interview. However, this is not advisable according to experts.
There is more competition when it comes to finding employment and there are lesser jobs available. Experts said that jobseekers should invest on smart clothing in order to stand out among the rest during interview. Making a good first impression matters these days.
With thousands of qualified applicants vying for a few slots in a company, this simply technique could easily guarantee a good future for the job seekers who wear smart clothing.
In times of financial crisis, everyone is finding ways to save on expenses – especially on clothes. However, it would also be nice to have a new set of clothing from time to time without breaking the budget. This idea prompted a group of friends to venture into “shwopping” business.
Sarah Hopkins and friends Christine McGonigal and Inga Boyd has set up “Big Shwop” in the New Zealand capital of Auckland and women can easily swap clothes ranking from women’s business attire to casual wear.
Boyd revealed that they weren’t expecting the overwhelming response from the public during the initial stages of their operation. She added that when the opened shop, more than 150 people lined up to swap their women’s business attire.
Nearly two years later, these businesswomen have decided that it is time to expand their market and are considering other cities to set up shop.
Nancy Talbot, the co-founder of clothing store giant Talbots, has died at the age of 89. She’s been battling Alzheimer’s disease for quite some time now and she succumbed to the complications brought about by the disease.
Talbot and husband, Rudolf Talbot, started their clothing business in 1947 in what would have been a major force in the retail industry in the years to come. Talbots is known for providing business clothes for women and the designs are mostly made by Nancy herself.
The Talbots sold their business to General Mills in 1973 in the amount of $6 million but Nancy stayed as the company’s vice president for the next ten years. Throughout that period, the business has expanded to thirty stores and more than 10 million catalogs were sent each year.
Nancy Talbot is survived by her two daughters, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
American Apparel Inc., known manufacturer of men’s business clothing, has reportedly terminated more than 1,500 employees in its Los Angeles factory after the state government looked into the immigration status of its employees. This development came out on Thursday.
The California government is going through the immigration investigations to the employers and its employees. The Homeland Security released a memo revealing more than 650 establishments throughout the country that will undergo mandatory work force audit.
The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked for the documents of more than 1,800 from the company and discovered that about one third of its employees in Los Angeles alone were working illegally in the United States.
The employees were given one to two months to provide additional proof of their eligibility to work. Out of the 1,800 documents, about 1,600 were found to have worked illegally. The statuses of the remaining 200 employees are yet to be processed.
New York-based publicist Marco Larsen believes that despite the financially-challenged global market these days, aspiring employees should still find time to create a great first impression especially when it comes to the business attire.
The unemployment rates may soon hit the 10 percent level in the near future which means that more companies are retrenching its employees to save on costs.
Larsen created the style guide “Don’t: the essential guide to publicity in New York City (and any other city that matters).” This guide attempts help the readers improve their professional image by coming up with the best business attire and topics that could improve their knowledge on important business matters.
One of the major advices of Larsen is for aspiring employees not to wear casual clothing before interviews, commuting in the busy streets wearing running shoes and many more. This is because the person being treated seriously by future employers are those who dress smartly.