Walmart to pilot window and door program
Walmart has partnered with West Shore Window & Door, a regional installer of exterior building products, at its Harrisburg, Pa., store. According to an article in Closets Daily, West Shore will open a design center in the Harrisburg store where it will display its entire product line of windows, doors, siding and garage doors. Walmart customers can get information about the products and set up appointments for in-home installation estimates, according to a company representative.
West Shore Window and Door is a family-owned company with five locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. According to the article, the small business pilot program was started by Walmart to support local companies through its new sustainable initiative.
HR Session at True Value Fall Market
Are you attending the True Value Fall Market in Salt Lake City? Join Margaret Fiester, from the Society for Human Resource Management and ToolkitHR, as she presents on effective recruiting and interviewing at the breakfast session on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Title: Getting the Most Out of Recruitment Efforts and Employment Interviews
Seminar date: Saturday, Sept. 22
Seminar time: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Seminar location: Room 250E at the Salt Palace Convention Center
Seminar description: In this presentation, SHRM offers tips to recruit talented employees, techniques for preparing an effective interview, and demonstrates the interview questions you should avoid to minimize legal risk.
Presenter: Margaret Fiester, SPHR from the Society for Human Resource Management
Monthly sales data shows positive numbers
Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August were $406.7 billion, up 0.9% from the previous month and up 4.7% compared with the same month last year.
The figures, released Friday morning, are adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes.
Sales building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers, NAICS 444 businesses, were $24.013 billion, up 1.0% from July and up 1.4% from August 2011.
Retail trade sales in total were up 0.9% from July and up 4.4% from a year ago. Nonstore retailers showed a 10.6% increase in sales from a year ago, according to the report.