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SEMINARS, FORUMS, WORKSHOPS AND MORE
 CBP sponsoring three-day
                                                                                     Online advertised job                                                                                                           Lombardi Jr. to speak in Laredo at awards dinner
    conference on ACE
   U.S. Customs and Border
                                                                                   vacancies up over the year                                                                                                        Editor's Note: This article was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   published in the Laredo Morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Times on April 11.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                years    in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                atmosphere full
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                an

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of personal power
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Commerce is accepting nomina-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tions for business in six categories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for the annual Five Star Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Company; Cordelia Wright, AT&T;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lupita Zepeda, board member,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AT&T; Javier Molina, Laredo
Protection is sponsoring an ACE                                                        SPECIAL TO THE TIMES                                                                                                                                                                     and achievement.                   Awards celebration.                                                                National Bank; Joyce Neira,
Exchange Conference in Laredo                                                                                                                                                                                                    By MIKE HALL                                   As a young man,                        The 2007 award categories are                                                  Coldwell Banker Ana Ochoa & Co.;
on May 21-23, 2007 at La Posada
Hotel. The conference is designed
                                                                                Total online job ads were
                                                                             3,754,400 in March, a dip of 69,800
                                                                                                                           U.S.Top Demand Occupations/ Pay Levels                                                            LAREDO MORNING TIMES                               he earned a law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                degree and main-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in the health and medical services,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   hospitality services, community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Juan Martinez, LMJ Imaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Services;       Lloyd     Donovan,
to provide more information to                                               or 2 percent from February, accord-                                        Total Ads                                                      Vince Lombardi Jr. will be the                           tained a private                   services, retail and business servic-                                              Univision; Maru De La Paz, Kelly
the trade community regarding                                                ing to The Conference Board Help-                                         In Thousands                       Average Hourly Wage *    special guest and keynote speaker
                                                                                                                      Occupation                       March 2007                                                                                             LOMBARDI JR. practice while                          es, trade and transportation servic-                                               Services, and Laredo Chamber
theAutomated          Commercial                                             Wanted OnLine Data Series                                                                                                             at the Five Star Customer Service                            serving in the                     es     and    financial    services.                                               Coordinator Rebecca Olaguibel.
                                                                                                                      Management                        394.8                                           $42.52
Envionment (ACE) and the                                                     released last Monday, reflecting the                                                                                                  Awards Banquet, the Laredo                 Minnesota Legislature.                               Nomination forms are available at                                                     Tickets for the banquet are $50
                                                                                                                      Business and financial oper.      316.5                                           $27.85
mandatory e-Manifest require-        through April 26 in various loca-       shorter reference period of mid-         Healthcare practitioner/tech.     303.4                                           $28.45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chamber of Commerce announced                 In 1975, Lombardi made the                        the chamber office at 2310 San                                                     for chamber members, $75 for non-
ment.                                tions in Jim Hogg, Webb and             February to mid-March, when there        Office and Admin. support         301.5                                           $14.28     Tuesday.                                   jump from law and politics to                        Bernardo Boulevard, or by calling                                                  chamber members or full tables
   The conference will include       Zapata counties.                        were three fewer days than in the        Computer/mathematical             290.0                                           $32.26         The banquet is scheduled for           prfe4ssional football when he joined                 722-9895 and asking for Rebecca.                                                   with 10 seats for $500.
one-on-one appointments for ACE         What is in a Credit Report? A        previous month.                          Sales and related                 188.7                                           $15.77     Thursday, May 17, the at the Laredo        the Seattle Seahawks as assistant to                 Nominations are due April 24.                                                         Sponsorship opportunities are
account set-up assistance, how to    credit report includes information         There were 2.5 advertised vacan-      Architecture/engineering          180.0                                           $30.73     Country Club with a mixer at 5 p.m.        the general manager. He went on to                   Nomination forms can be down-           trying to raise awareness of the           available. A speaker sponsorship is
prepare e-Manifests and reports      on where you live, how you pay          cies online for every 100 persons in     Production                          68.5                                          $14.37     and dinner at 6 p.m.                       become the assistant executive                       loaded at www.laredochamber.com.        level and expectations of customer         $5,000; platinum sponsor is $2,500.
trainingduring all three days of     your bills, and whether you’ve          the labor force in March. Over the       Transportation/material moving      63.4                                          $13.85         “I think we’ll get a lot of interest   director of the NFL Management                           Gibson said the chamber’s           service in our community.                  A Gold sponsor is $1,500 and silver
the conference. The flyers below     been sued, arrested, or filed for       year March ‘06 to March ‘07, online      Installation, maintenance,repair    60.8                                          $18.30     because of our speaker,” said              Council and later, led two United                    board of directors will choose the         Along with Gibson, members of           sponsorships are $500.
contan more detail regarding the     bankruptcy. Nationwide con-             advertised vacancies increased 18                                                                                                     Customer Service Committee                 States Football League teams as                      winners.                                the committee include A. B.                   So far, International Bank of
conference.                          sumer reporting companies sell          percent for the nation as a whole.       SOURCE: The Conference Board * BLS Occupational Employment Statistics- May 2005 estimates    Chair and board member Matt                president and general manager.                           Part of Laredo Chamber of           Barrera, of H.K. Global Trading;           Commerce is a platinum sponsor,
   Particiapnts must register in     the information in your report to          “All in all, the labor market is                                                                                                   Gibson. “He’s got a lot of stories to         Lombardi is an author of the                      Commerce’s mission is to develop,       Amando Chapa, Board Member,                and Laredo National Bank is a sil-
order to beable to attend the con-   creditors, insurers, employers,         holding remarkably steady,” said         states with the largest over-the-year            ply/demand ratio (unemployed/               tell about his father and his own          books “Coaching for Teamwork:                        encourage, promote and protect the      Laredo National Bank; Alonzo               ver sponsor, Gibson said.
ference.Register      online    at   and other businesses that use it to     Gad Levanon, Economist at The            gains in advertised vacancies were               advertised vacancies), the top states       personal experiences.”                     Winning Concepts for Business in                     commercial, professional, financial,    Chavez, Laredo Federal Credit                 “We are looking for more spon-
www.cbp.gov/modernization/.          evaluate your applications for          Conference Board. “The March dip         Maine, 66 percent; Arkansas, 57                  with the lowest supply/demand                   As the son of the late Vincent T.      the 21st Century,” and “What It                      and general business of the city.       Union; Becky Garcia, Director of           sors,” he said.
                                     credit, insurance, employment, or       in advertised vacancies is entirely      percent; North Dakota, 49 percent;               rates where the number of adver-            Lombardi, one of the greatest foot-        Takes to be #1:Vince Lombardi on                         The      Customer        Service    Foundation and Donor Relations,               (Mike Hall may be contacted at
  Trial lawyers convention           renting a home.
                                        The workshop dates, times and
                                                                             due to fewer days in the February-
                                                                             March reference period.” Growth in
                                                                                                                      and Missouri , 39 percent.
                                                                                                                         Metropolitan areas with the
                                                                                                                                                                       tised vacancies is in line with the
                                                                                                                                                                       number of unemployed persons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ball coaches in the history of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sport, Lombardi spent his early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leadership.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Laredo Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Committee of the Laredo Chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of Commerce consists of volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TAMIU; Claire Dickinson, CPL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Retail Energy, a Direct Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      728-2529 or by e-mail at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mhall@lmtonline.com)
        in San Antonio               locations are:                          the number of online job ads over        fastest over-the-year growth were                included Wyoming, 0.85; Hawaii,
                                        Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, Texas      the year continues to be in the dou-     heavily concentrated in areas                    0.88; Utah, 0.88; and Virginia, 0.89.
    Trial lawyers from around the
country will get tips from sea-
soned litigators on all aspects of
                                     Workforce Center in Laredo;
                                        Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, Larga
                                     Vista Community Center on State
                                                                             ble digits. “I would expect that the
                                                                             federal employment numbers
                                                                             scheduled for release later this
                                                                                                                      where labor markets were disrupt-
                                                                                                                      ed by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurri-
                                                                                                                      canes – Austin, 63 percent and
                                                                                                                                                                           States where the number of
                                                                                                                                                                       unemployed persons looking for
                                                                                                                                                                       work significantly exceeded the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Local teachers eligible for Chamber’s School Bell Awards
effective advocacy when the ABA      Highway 359;                            week will show the same reason-          Houston , 54 percent.                            number of online advertised
Section of Litigation, the largest      Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., Self-Help       able, but not spectacular, gains                                                          demand included Mississippi, 5.4;             Editor's Note: This article was                                                               Community College and TAMIU.            teaching full-time at an elementary        difference. They touch those lives on
group of trial lawyers, convenes     Center on Highway 359;                  we’ve seen over the last few                       State highlights                       Michigan, 4.8; and Kentucky, 4.1.           published in the Laredo Morning                                                                    Pescador said candidate from         school working with reading stu-           a daily basis,” Cynthia Conchas said.
for its annual spring meeting in        Thursday, April 26, 9 a.m. to        months,” Levanon indicated.                                                                                                           Times on April 14.                                                                              any field or discipline may apply or    dents in the second to fifth grades.           “We always want that positive
San Antonio April 12 to 14 at the    noon, El Cenizo Community                                                           Massachusetts posts the highest                       Occupational focus                                                                                                                  be nominated. To qualify for the           “It’s wonderful that we show            reinforcement, along with the com-
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.          Center;                                     The national picture                 ads rate for the fourth consecutive                                                                        By MIKE HALL                                                                      School Bell Award, candidates must      appreciation for teachers. They are        munity and family support. We
    Scheduled to participate are        Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m., Rio Bravo                                              month.                                               More than 394,800 ads posted                     LAREDO MORNING TIMES                                                                   have a minimum of five years expe-      the ones that shape the students.          know it is quite a challenge to be in
U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, El Paso   Community Center.                          The 3,754,400 unduplicated               Wyoming ranks first as the state              for management occupations this                                                                                                             rience and carry the support of the     They are our future leaders. I know        the field of education,” she said.
litigators Rusty Hardin, Daniel         For more information, or to          online advertised vacancies in           with the lowest supply/demand rate               month.                                         Eleven local teachers will be rec-                                                           school principal with a signature       that there are a lot of the teachers out       (Mike Hall may be contacted at
Petrocelli, Richard “Dickie’         register, call the 326-2550 or 722-     March include 2,492,300 new ads          this month.                                          Management and business                 ognized for their hard work with                                                                on the application form.                in the community, and this a great         728-2529 or by e-mail at
Scruggs; Kathryn Ruemmler,           0563, or e-mail sbdc@tamiu.edu.         that did not appear in February, as         Online advertised vacancies in                /financial occupations account for          the annual School Bell Awards,                                                                     Deadline to submit forms is          way to show that they have made a          mhall@lmtonline.com.)
Deputy Director, Enron Task                                                  well as reposted ads from the previ-     California, the state with the largest           more than one third of online ads in        sponsored by the Laredo Chamber                                                                 Friday, April 27, Pescador said.
Force, U.S. Department of Justice;
Barry Sabin, chief of counterter-
                                     Chamber, LCVB sponsors trip             ous months. During March, total
                                                                             ads decreased 2 percent and new
                                                                                                                      labor force in the nation, totaled
                                                                                                                      629,700 in March. The volume of
                                                                                                                                                                       some regions.
                                                                                                                                                                           In March, the occupations with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of Commerce, according to Miguel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pescador, chairman of the cham-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For information on how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   obtain an application form, contact
rorism section, criminal division,      to Monterrey, Mexico                 ads were down 3 percent from the         online advertised vacancies in                   the most advertised online vacan-           ber’s education committee.                                                                      Miguel Conchas, CEO and presi-
U.S. Department of Justice;                                                  previous month. Over the year            California was significantly above               cies nationally were management,               Nominations for elementary,                                                                  dent of the chamber, at 722-9895.
William A. Von Hoene Jr, senior         The Laredo Chamber of                (March’06 to March’07) total ads         the next highest states, Texas,                  394,800 and business and financial          middle, high school educators and                                                                  “If you are an educator, or would
vice president and general coun-     Commerce and the Laredo                 and new ads rose 18 percent and 24       312,600; New York, 272,100; Florida,             operations, 316,500.                        those in higher education are being                 Photo by Mike Hall | Laredo Morning Times   like to nominate somebody, please
sel, with Exelon Corporation and     Convention and Visitors Bureau is       percent, respectively.                   255,700 and Illinois, 176,500.                       “These are also, on average,            accepted for these awards, Pescador        Cynthia Conchas, a career educator and a             go by your principal’s office. They
Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, jury consult-    organizing a delegation to Monterrey,      Monthly       percent      change        Massachusetts, with 146,500                   among the highest paying occupa-            said at the announcement Friday            former recipent of the School Bell Award,            should have the forms available,”
ant ABA Section of Litigation        Mexico, on Thursday,April 26 and        declines were reflective of a shorter    advertised vacancies in March,                   tions,” said Levanon.                       morning at the Laredo Civic Center.        stands next to Miguel Pescador, chairman             Pescador said.
Chair Kim J. Askew, Dallas. For      Friday, April 27.                       reference period with three fewer        posted 4.32 vacancies for every 100                  “Diving below the broad occu-              The teachers will receive the           of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce                       “We had a very good response
updated meeting information visit       Bus transportation will be pro-      days than the previous month. The        persons in the state labor force, the            pational classifications, some              awards during a ceremony May 10            Education Committee, Friday morning in               last year,” he said.
www.abanet.org/litigation/sectio-    vided by the chamber, and it will       March figures reported in the Help-      highest rate in the nation for the               metro areas are hot places to look          on the campus of Texas A&M                 the announcement of the annual School                   Those receiving awards are
nannual/.                            leave the chamber at 9 a.m.             Wanted OnLine Data Seriesreflect         fourth consecutive month. Nevada,                for certain kinds of jobs,” said            International University’s College         Bell Awards for Laredo teachers who excel            invited to bring up to 10 of their
                                     Thursday. Departure will be 2 p.m.      the sum of the number of undupli-        4.26, and Alaska, 4.11, were close               Levanon. Fully 14 percent of all of         of Education, one of the sponsors.         in the classroom. The announcement was               family members and or other edu-
   TAMIU-SBDC has series             Friday with arrival around 5:30 p.m.
                                        Overnight lodging will be at
                                                                             cated online job ads for each day
                                                                             from mid-February to mid-March.
                                                                                                                      behind in the number of advertised
                                                                                                                      vacancies when adjusted for the
                                                                                                                                                                       the online ads in the New York
                                                                                                                                                                       Metro area are for financial spe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The other sponsor is Paul Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chevrolet, who will be giving $250
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              made at the Laredo Civic Center.                     cators to help celebrate the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   moments of the evening.
   on credit and budgeting           the Safi Hotel in the San Pedro         This new series, which includes          size of the state labor force.                   cialists, and are a higher percent of       checks to each of the honorees,            Week.                                                   “It’s always something nice to
                                     Garza Garcia sector. Cost is $95        data from April 2005, does not have         “Looking at the number of                     ads than in any of the other 52 large       Pescador said. This is the third year         One teacher from an elementary,                   see out there. It’s a celebration and
   The Texas A&M International       for single, $100 for double, and        sufficient history to allow for sea-     unemployed in relation to the num-               metro areas covered in this release.        the dealership has sponsored the           middle, and high school will be cho-                 at the same time showing proper
University    Small      Business    $20 for a tourist visa must be paid     sonally adjusted monthly data.           ber of advertised vacancies pro-                 Washington, D.C., leads the way for         awards.                                    sen from Laredo ISD and United                       recognition for their work,” he said.
Development Center (TAMIU-           by Tuesday. A promotional                  The fastest year-over-year            vides an indication of available job             computer specialists, with 18 per-             “We would like to do more for           ISD. Also an elementary and sec-                        Career       educator     Cynthia
SBDC) will be sponsoring a series    Breakfast with Monterrey busi-          growth was in the mid-section of         opportunities for the unemployed,”               cent of all the D.C., online ads in         the teachers,” said Greg Morgensen,        ondary school teacher will be cho-                   Conchas, who retired after 35 years
of workshops on “Understanding       nessmen and women on Friday is          the country with the West South          said Levanon. Using the latest                   this occupational category. Looking         chief financial officer for Paul           sen from a private school. One                       teaching at several levels and posi-
Credit & Budgeting.”                 included in the program.                Central and West North Central           unemployment data available from                 at online ads in San Jose, the              Young Chevrolet.                           teacher will be chosen from a char-                  tions, including central administra-
   The workshops are free of            Call 722-9895 for more infor-        regions up 33 percent and 31 per-        the Federal Bureau of Labor                      largest number (18 percent) are for            The awards ceremony will take           ter school or Job Corps, along with                  tion, received the School Bell Award
charge and will be offered April 4   mation and to guarantee hotel           cent, respectively. Across the nation,   Statistics and computing the sup-                engineers.”                                 place during Teacher Appreciation          one professor from Laredo                            last year, and has since returned to

								
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