Friday, October 31, 2014

DiversityWorking Announces KPMG Jobs at New York, NY

DiversityWorking.com, in cooperation with its diversity member company, KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm which delivers a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary services based on deep industry knowledge, announces some KPMG jobs for its location in New York, NY.

Manager Director, Regulatory Risk
Job Responsibilities: 
Provide regulatory compliance advisory services to capital markets institutions
* Develop and execute go to market strategies related to regulatory reform initiatives including trading and markets regulation
* Participate in business development and relationship management efforts, and write and present clear and concise reports and presentations containing meaningful recommendations
* Contribute professional articles to industry and regulatory publications, write white papers on regulatory issues and developments and prepare regulatory practice letters addressing current developments
* Take a lead role in the development and implementation of new compliance methodologies and protocols as laws change and new regulations emerge
* Participate in the development and delivery of specialized internal and external training on regulatory issues

Qualifications:
* Seven years of related work experience in the industry and/or with regulatory agency
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
* Strong technical knowledge of regulatory requirements and understanding of trading rules such as Reg M, Trade Reporting, Reg SHO, and other trading related regulations
* Experience in managing projects and teams to successful outcomes
* Strong written and verbal communication skills

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Manager, Federal Tax Insurance
Job Responsibilities:
* Provide tax compliance and advisory services partnerships, corporations, and S-corporations for a variety of clients from Fortune 100 to emerging businesses
* Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping to provide Insurance industry knowledge and experience
* Manage a portfolio of clients of varying size and scope and act as the point of contact for internal and external clients
* Build and manage client relationships; advise clients and be responsible for delivering high quality tax service and advice
* Manage teams of tax professionals and assistants working on client projects
* Manage risk and financial performance of engagements including billing, collections, and project budgets

Qualifications:
 * Five years of corporate tax experience in an accounting firm, corporation, and/or law firm
* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
* Licensed CPA or J.D./LL.M. (Please note that any candidate hired by KPMG into this position that does not currently possess one of the aforementioned credentials/designations will be required to secure one within one year from the commencement of employment)
* Strong knowledge of FAS 109
* Experience with corporate taxation, consolidations, and partnerships
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to articulate complex information

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Senior Manager, Federal Tax
Job Responsibilities:
* Provide tax compliance and advisory services to partnerships, corporations, and S-corporations for a variety of clients from Fortune 100 to emerging businesses
* Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping to provide industry knowledge and experience
* Manage a portfolio of clients of varying size and scope and act as the first point of contact for internal and external clients
* Build and manage client relationships, manage teams of tax professionals and assistants working on client projects, and participate in and contribute to market and business activities external to the firm
* Manage risk and financial performance of engagements including billing, collections and the project budgets
* Advise clients and be responsible for delivering high quality tax service and advice

Qualifications:
* Eight years of corporate tax experience in an accounting firm, corporation, and/or law firm
* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
* Licensed CPA or J.D./LL.M. with strong knowledge of FAS 109 (Please note that any candidate hired by KPMG into this position that doesn’t currently possess one of the aforementioned credentials/designations will be required to secure one within one year from the commencement of employment)
* Experience with corporate taxation, consolidations and partnerships
* Experience managing multiple client engagements and client service teams
* Excellent advisory, compliance, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex information

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DiversityWorking Introduces Lennox Jobs At Stuttgart, AR

DiversityWorking.com announces Lennox jobs for its diversity member company, Lennox International Inc.(LII), a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets, for its location at Stuttgart, AR.

Team Leader, Factory Operations
Job Description: Manage resources and priorities in order to fabricate, assemble and deliver manufactured goods for final distribution. Interface with support organizations as necessary to deliver a timely quality product.
Continuous drive to improve plant metrics; productivity, safety, delivery, quality and cost containment. Oversees the daily production operations of the plant. Monitors operations for efficiency and safety, ensuring that all applicable regulatory requirements. Provide strategic guidance to Area Leaders who are responsible for tactical implementation of production plans. Oversees development of production schedules to meet internal goals as well as expectations of customers. 

Qualifications: May be required to meet certain certifications in field. Requires a bachelor's degree and 7-10 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. 
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Quality Auditor
Job Description: Leads a team in auditing materials, products, and/or processes using measuring instruments or other techniques to ensure conformance with standards and engineering specifications.
Communicates noted concerns to Production Supervisors, Quality Auditors and Management. Collects and reports quality-related data from the production line (statistical techniques will be used where applicable). 

Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 3 years related experience.
Excellent understanding of production area, process flow, equipment, and product. Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read specifications. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. 

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HR Generalist I
Job Description: Under direct supervision, responsible for day-to-day administration of policies and programs covering several or all of the following: recruiting, compensation and benefits, training, employee and labor relations, safety, and employee record administration.
Assists with interviewing, screening, evaluating and extending employment offers to qualified applicants. Assists with requests for new/revised job classifications, preparing job descriptions and coordinating final description content with line management. 

Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of HR techniques, applications and programs.

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DiversityWorking Announces Lennox Jobs at Fort Lauderdale, FL

DiversityWorking.com announces job openings for its diversity member company, Lennox International (LII), a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets. These Lennox jobs are located at Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Commercial, VRF Field Trainer
Job Description: Under general direction, responsible for assessing , developing, deploying and evaluating training programs. Assess, Develop, Deploy and Evaluate training programs to targeted internal and external customers . On-board newly acquired Manufacture Reps (MRs) and Commercial Territory Managers. Conduct training on full LII Commercial Product Offering, Application and Selection.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 5 years related experience. 
Strong HVAC equipment engineering knowledge, with at least 3 years HVAC product selection and application experience. Ability to read and interpret wiring and block diagrams and translate into simplified training format. Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, presentation, coaching, collaboration and organizational skills. Problem solving, analytical and decision making skills, using good judgment and professionalism. Curriculum development and ability to develop soft- and hard-skills in others with sustainable behavior changes. 
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Sales Engineer II
Job Description: Under general supervision, develops new prospects and interacts with existing customers to increase sales of refrigeration products and services.
Performs box load calculations and selects the correct products or assist customers in making product selections based on customers' needs, product specifications, and applicable regulations. Negotiates prices and terms of sales and service agreements. Insures high post-sales satisfaction, facilitating positive long-term relationships and high potential for repeat business with customers. 

Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 2 years related experience.
Requires strong abilities with building relationships, listening, persuading, negotiating and managing time. Must be able to perform box load calculations independently and select the most appropriate product for the customer. Requires knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services.

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Supervisor, Customer Service/Billing
Job Description: As a first-line supervisor, the person in this position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a team of representatives that handles customer service and billing problems via e-mail and sometimes telephone.
The supervisor must take charge of the day-to-day application of organizational policies and procedures and serve as a liaison with key customers-internally and externally to resolve problems and discrepancies.
Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 5 years related experience.
Service or Trade industry preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective listening skills. Ability to learn and understand technical terminology.

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Importance of and Job Outlook for Diversity Human Resources Jobs



The human resources department is an important part of any business organization.

For small businesses and large conglomerates alike, the human resources or personnel function can be helpful for much more than simply processing payroll or handling the open enrollment season once a year. Human resources plays an essential role in developing a company's strategy as well as handling the employee-centered activities of an organization. See more here

This includes managing or overseeing a company's diversity efforts, although in many cases today, companies have a distinct diversity department. Nevertheless, diversity human resource jobs are indeed essential, and they are seen to grow, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, human resources jobs (human resources specialist or labor relations specialist) are projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for human resources specialists are expected to be favorable, but those for labor relations specialists are expected to be less favorable. In May 2012, the median annual wage for human resources specialists was $55,800. The median annual wage for labor relations specialists was $54,660 in May 2012. Applicants must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field. However, the level of education and experience required varies by position and employer. See more here

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Job Outlook and State of Diversity in the Homecare Industry in the US


The demand for a diversity homecare job is high, as the homecare industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

According to the USA Today, the jobs with the largest expected growth are often those that benefit from America's changing demographics. In an interview with 24/7 Wall St., Martin Kohli, chief regional economist for the BLS, noted that the effects of an aging population, which has access to Medicare, "combined with innovations that provide new treatments" has led to increases in health care spending. In turn, more spending creates "a high demand for jobs to provide these services," he added. Read more here

In its Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that as to job outlook, employment of home health aides is projected to grow 48 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median pay for those in home health carejobs (home health aides) was $20,820 in May 2012, and there are no formal education requirements nor is work experience in a related occupation needed. See here

Thus, home care jobs are considered the worst paying fastest-growing in the US, and the state of diversity in the industry shows there are many women and minorities working in these jobs. The demographics of the home care industry continue to put it at the short end of the pay and benefits stick. “Politically, it’s not a group with a lot of power,” says Marquand. According to PHI, 91% of home care aides are female, 56% are non-white minorities, 24% of them are foreign-born, and 58% have a high school education or less. Read more here

New Study Shows Why Lack of Gender Diversity Assails Tech Industry


It is an established fact that lack of diversity assails the tech industry as shown by the workforce diversity data of big tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple, who are now seriously bent on improving the diversity makeup of their workforces and corporate boards. Recent data from those companies and others like them confirm what everyone has long known: Most of their employees are white and Asian men. Among technical employees, few are women, and even fewer are Latino or African-American as earlier reported. Read more here

However, a new study shows why there is lack of gender diversity in the field, and that only few women stay long in diversity It jobs, and not many are in a diversity executive job, and it is not about their education.

A Fortune article reports that a new study conducted by Catalyst shows that plenty of women are graduating with technical degrees – they just don’t want to work in the tech industry. Looking specifically at the gender divide in business roles within the tech industry, the nonprofit found that while 75% of MBA grads have a tech background, only 36% return to tech-intensive industries — like oil and gas or energy – after completing their MBA. Women MBAs are less likely than men to enter these industries to start, and they are more likely to leave tech-intensive industries quickly. “We found that no matter the job, these companies are a particular difficult place for women to work in,” said Catalyst’s research director and the study’s author Anna Beninger. Read more at

Thus, there is indeed a great need to be proactive in addressing this issue, and based on the Catalyst report, these are their recommendations on how companies can reverse these trends by attracting and retaining top female talent in business roles and becoming employers of choice for women:
  • Make sure men and women with equivalent credentials start out at equal levels, and a re paid equally and at a competitive rate with others in the industry.
  • Engage and empower senior male executives to sponsor up-and-coming women.
  • Make performance standards crystal clear.




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DiversityWorking Introduces Lennox Jobs at Stone Mountain, GA

DiversityWorking.com is pleased to introduce the following Lennox jobs at Stone Mountain, GA, for one of its diversity member companies, Lennox International, Inc., a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.

Research Engineer
Job Description: This engineer is responsible for developing and applying advanced mechanical engineering design methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced technical problems. 
The person in this position may also provide technical consultation to other organizations and work leadership for lower level employees.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Requires at least 8 years related experience. Comprehension of practical applications of engineering science and technology. Expert use of analytical and CAD software. 
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Job Description:  Provides expert leadership in system engineering specification, innovation and standardization of control architecture and platforms across LII. Generates the highest level of system requirements, based on the user's needs, regulatory compliance, and other constraints such as cost and schedule. Ensure that a maximally robust architecture is developed.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree or equivalent is preferred. Requires at least 12 years related experience.
Excellent oral and written communications skills. A very high level of understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within systems architecture.
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Job Description: This senior engineer guides technical service teams in pre- and post-sales HVACR technical support, which includes commissioning, installation, testing and providing maintenance services to customers. Responsibilities include correctly applying the product portfolio.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 5 years related experience.
Excellent customer service skills, strong math and mechanical knowledge. Has expert knowledge of calculations required for correctly applying equipment and equipment integration.
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DiversityWorking List of Lennox Jobs at Carrollton, Texas

DiversityWorking.com, in cooperation with Lennox International, Inc., one of its diversity member companies and a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets, announces more Lennox jobs in Carrollton, Texas.

R&D, Principal Engineering Program Mgr. 
Job Description: Under the direction of a senior program manager/director, manages complex programs/projects by leading and coordinating the activities of multi-location cross-functional teams including external partners to execute program goals and objectives. Experience working with Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning or Refrigeration (HVAC-R) systems or experience working in an Electro-mechanical or Controls environment. 
Qualifications:  Education/Experience:
BS degree, Engineering discipline preferred. MBA, additional project management training or PMP certification a plus.
Experience leading one or more complex development projects.
Experience working with product development and cost reduction processes.
Experience working with virtual and offshore teams preferred.
Experience with HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration) systems preferred.
Six Sigma or Lean certification preferred.
Key Competencies/Capabilities:
Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to drive program specific issues and goals to closure.
Ability to integrate business, marketing, and technical elements.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Self-starter who is proactive, accountable, engaged and takes initiative. 
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Mechanical Engineer (New HVAC Product Design) 
Job Description: This engineer designs, fabricates, modifies and evaluates complex mechanical and electro-mechanical components, sub-systems and systems. The person in this position may also provide work leadership for lower level employees. 
Requirements: 
Thorough understanding of the vapor compression cycle, blowers and fans, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanical system design.
Commercial RTU design experience preferred.
Ability to multitask and work across departmental boundaries to achieve results.
Experience with complex high-volume production processes.
Qualifications:
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Requires at least 5 years related experience. Understanding of the practical application of engineering science and technology. Experience with analytical and CAD software. Requires knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
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HVAC Lab Test Technician
Job Description: Under general supervision, assists mechanical engineers in the planning and testing of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery.
Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 2 years related experience.
Strong oral and written communications skills. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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DiversityWorking Announces Lennox Jobs Available Now at Carrollton, Texas


Lennox International, Inc., a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets, and one of the prestigious diversity member companies of DiversityWorking.com has available Lennox job openings at Carrollton, Texas, among which are the following.

Job Description: This is an outstanding opportunity to develop professional expertise and contribute to a specialized team. As an intern, the person in this position typically works full-time for a defined period during a schooling break. The intern works closely with experts in the area of specialization or on teams to address critical business needs.
Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Entry Level.
Developing professional knowledge in the area of expertise. Solid written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
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Job Description: This engineer is responsible for developing and applying advanced mechanical engineering design methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced technical problems.
The person in this position may also provide technical consultation to other organizations and work leadership for lower level employees.
Requirements: Thorough understanding of the vapor compression cycle, blowers and fans, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanical system design.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Requires at least 8 years related experience.
Comprehension of practical applications of engineering science and technology. Expert use of analytical and CAD software. Requires expert knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
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Job Description: This engineer performs an assortment of complex engineering duties such as manufacturing planning and the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical apparatus. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Design, implement, maintain and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components and products. 
Provide existing support to activities through the use of electrical devices and energy for commercial, domestic and industrial use. 
Work directly with engineers in other disciplines to augment production size and value. 
Construct, provide install maintenance, support, documentation and participate in testing activities to ensure compliance. 
Substanial knowledge and experience with Wonderware INTOUCH, NI LABVIEW, .NET and SQL.
 Understanding of Data Acquisitionm and Process Control Software in an industrial environment along with Electrical, PLC, Computer Control Design and troubleshooting experience.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Requires at least 5 years related experience.
Understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the engineering field. Experience with analytical and CAD software. Requires knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
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DiversityWorking Announces Lennox Jobs at Richardson, Texas Part 2



This is the 2nd part of DiversityWorking.com's listing of available jobs for one of its diversity member companies, Lennox International (LII), a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets, which has several job opportunities in different locations.

Here are more available Lennox jobs at Richardson, Texas:

Demand Planner
Job Description: Under general direction, the Senior Demand Planner position, working in the Richardson, TX Corporate office with the Supply Chain/Logistics Residential Team, and will require a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain / Logistics Management or Business Administration and 5+ years’ experience in Supply Chain disciplines.
Other qualification requirements include:
· 3+ years’ experience in Demand Planning strongly preferred
· MBA in Supply Chain or related discipline preferred
· Experience with advanced planning tools, preferably SAP/APO
· Familiarity of working in a consensus, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) environment
· Strong understanding of statistical methods
Skills required include:
· Excellent communication and presentation skills
· Good organization skills
· Strong attention to detail
· Solid Customer Relations skills
· Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume environment
· Strong analytical and problem solving skills
· Proficient in standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

eCommerce Specialist
Job Description: Under general direction, responsible for expert development and execution of a wide range of editorial projects for external and internal audiences.
Writes and provide final editorial review of company publications. Contributes to company standards for layout, design, and communication practices. Collects and edits articles written by others, adhering to strict deadlines, layout and design. Counsels internal clients on editorial matters. Handles the distribution process for all communications. Maintains the company Internet and Intranet sites. Designs and manages content for digital sign communication channel. Develops PowerPoint presentations for executive leadership. Takes and edit company photos.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 5 years related experience.
Expert writing and editing capabilities. Advanced user of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.) and Microsoft Office Suite. Web editing and layout. Photography
Requirements
  • 3+ years of experience with eCommerce or portal project management
  • Demonstrated experience creating metrics and reports that support business forecasting.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret economic, demographic, geographic and marketing data and translate into meaningful and actionable site recommendations.
  • Strong working knowledge of portal and eCommerce digital strategies. Demonstrated experience working closely with IT to understand integration points and database structure.
  • Mastery of Excel and report generation is requiredSite Analytic tool experience is required (WebTrends, Google Analytics and Test and Target are ideal)BA/BS in Business, IS, Marketing, Communications or FinanceMetrics drivenHigh attention to detail
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Logistics/WMS Functional ops Analyst/Developer III
Job Description: The person in this position formulates and defines system scope and objectives and regularly provides guidance and training to less experienced analysts/programmers.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems taking into account computer equipment capacity, limitations and operating time, along with the form of desired results.
  • Provide technical advice and consultation on difficult analysis and programming problems that require advanced techniques.
  • Participate in systems development and maintenance.
  • Conduct analysis of complex data processing applications and prepare feasibility studies to evaluate user needs for new or revised systems.
  • Coordinate the interfaces between major systems and programs. Activities include the conceptualization, development, debugging, testing and implementation of complex program designs to meet user requirements.
  • Investigate available hardware and software configurations and capabilities, and recommend optimal systems to meet applications objectives.
  • Aid in developing programming, systems analysis and documentation standards.
  • Prepare and present cost analysis and justification of data processing systems.
  • Recommend system software modifications or changes to hardware configurations.
  • Complete a project phase as needed.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 5 years related experience.
Requires extensive knowledge of a wide range of programming languages. Must be expert at testing and debugging procedures. Must be able to resolve complex mismatches between user requirements and current application functionality. Requires excellent written and verbal communication. Must be able to lead team projects

Director, Information Technology
Job Description: Provides strategy and direction to an IT division in support of stable technology solutions that facilitate business efficiencies.
Direct teams through the process of identifying technology and process based business solutions. Direct teams through process of funding programs. Directs program execution to provide focus and coordinated efforts towards achieving the most important corporate goals. Directs development and execution of annual operating budget and capital budget. Leads continuous transformation of IT to best enable the organization to meet LII needs. Develops SOX controls and processes, and ensure compliance. Mentors and develops staff to provide an appealing career that attracts and retains key talent.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An MBA or equivalent is preferred. Requires at least 8 years related experience. Requires at least 7 years experience as a manager.
Must have a keen understanding of how IT supports business performance. Requires strong organizational skills and political acumen. Must be effective at managing teams through subordinate managers. Requires a broad awareness of emerging technology trend, service delivery, infrastructure and applications delivery. Executive communication expertise. Prefer strong financial and technical skills








Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DiversityWorking Announces Lennox Jobs at Richardson, Texas


DiversityWorking.com has for one of its diversity member companies Lennox International (LII), a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets, which has several job opportunities in different locations.

Here are some of the available Lennox jobs at Richardson, Texas:

Job Description: This analyst provides comprehensive analytical support for employee benefit programs including retirement plans, savings plans and group insurance. In addition to assisting in the design and implementation of benefit plans, programs and procedures, the person in this position makes recommendations to offer cost effective and competitive employee benefits. Some of the job duties are:
  • Analyze and develop policies and benefit plans covering accident and health insurance coverage, retirement and pension plans, income continuance, holidays and vacations.
  • Analyze the equity of current benefits compared to trends and legislated requirements and present recommendations for change or enhancements to management.
  • Monitor, analyze and research utilization experience and trends on assigned benefit programs, including utilization patterns, cost trends and comparative studies.
Qualifications: This job requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least 5 years related experience.
To see more details and apply, click the job title.

Job Description: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of functions relating to departmental Payroll activities.
Compiles information of straight and overtime pay and computes variance to normal pay. Ensures accounting distribution and preparation of deductions. Assists with governmental reporting/compliance. Coordinates and processes any irregular payments (e.g., sales draws, bonus payments, etc.). Discusses payroll matters with employees. Handles account reconciliation's to the General Ledger for payroll liabilities. Assists with departmental efficiencies

Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Requires at least 5 years related experience.
Thorough understanding of standard concepts, practices and procedures within this field. Broad knowledge of payroll taxes. May operate computer, calculator, fax or similar equipment.
To see more details and apply, click the job title.

Job Description: This consultant provides moderately complex technical assistance to dealers, contractors and field sales personnel to resolve system issues.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide troubleshooting and installation assistance of HVAC/R equipment.
  • Diagnose issues with refrigeration circuits, components and controls to guide callers to the appropriate resolution.
  • Provide technical documentation to contractors, engineers and other personnel.
  • Guide callers to the appropriate field personnel if first-hand attention is required.
  • Document call information into the call-tracking database in the event additional follow-up is required.
  • Identify and help implement process improvements.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent experience required. At least 2 years related technical consulting experience. Typically requires at least 5 years of experience in the installation and service of HVAC/R equipment.
To see more details and apply, click the job title.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Part Time Employment Now Up For the Holidays


The holiday season is just around, and so part time employment is up for the holidays especially in the area of retail and transportation. In the aftermath of the most devastating recession since the second world war, most retailers have bumped up their hiring slightly, while the package delivery companies, which had so much trouble last year with the flood of last-minute online shopping, are hiring about twice as many people as last year. Nationally, big chains are calling for huge numbers of employees, and many are for temporary jobs for the season. Read more here:

Tis the season for spending money on Halloween stores, fruit farms, pumpkin patches, landscaping, or lawn care. However, it won’t be long before the consumer focus switches to Christmas tree farms or Harry & David gift baskets. Such is the nature of seasonal businesses. They come and go in a hurry, based on holidays, weather, or customer preference. The seasonal businesses provide temporary employment for thousands of Licking County residents at various times throughout the year, but more seasonal jobs are available in the fall than any other time. Read more here

An excerpt from the article: The Workforce Part-Time Employment Ratio: Looking Better for the Core Age Group, gives some analysis:
In July 2012 and again in August 2013 the full-time/part-time gap narrowed, and it was yet narrower this summer. Even more encouraging is that fact that the bounce in part-time employment last month was the smallest September increase in this history of this BLS data series, which dates back to 1986.
Obamacare and Part-Time Employment
Over the past two years many have speculated that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has played a role in company decisions about full-time versus part-time employment. The $2,000 per employee penalty for companies that do not comply with regulations has influenced some to rethink their employment policies. In July 2013 the government pushed the start of the penalty from January 2014 to January 2015. But the anticipation of the penalty, even though delayed a year, may influence the decisions of private employers.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Legal Industry In Need of Diversity as Career Opportunities Seen to Grow


Diversity is an essential need even in the highest court of the land, and in the country's law firms. It was reported U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor expressed concern Saturday about the lack of diverse legal and life experience among those who sit on the country's highest court. Thomas noted that all nine Supreme Court justices attended either Yale or Harvard University. He said everyone should be concerned that the nation's highest court has "such a strong Northeastern orientation." Sotomayor said the court has many lawyers from big law firms, but not as many from middle courts.

Meanwhile, diversity was a big topic at this year’s Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar Annual Conference in Atlantic City, N.J., wherein best practices to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive law practice that offers equal opportunity for advancement for all, with the goal of eliminating bias from business development, client relationship management and procurement. One of the panelists, Albert S. Dandridge III, chancellor-elect of the bar association, said that the first way to create a more diverse law firm environment is to recognize that you have a problem. You next need to get buy-in from firm leadership to do something about it. Read more:

The legal industry offers vast career opportunities as legal jobs are expected to prosper well into the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for lawyers was $113,530 in May 2012.

Likewise, paralegal jobs are seen to increase as well. Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. The median annual wage for paralegals and legal assistants was $46,990 in May 2012.

An LGBT Call to Diversity and Inclusion in Corporate America


Many LGBT individuals are extremely talented and they excel in diverse fields including the creative arts, television, music, sports, politics among others. We can think of Clay Aiken, Michael Sam, Elton John as some of the big names in their fields. There is also Catherine Feely, a military veteran who is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology. She plans to land one of the healthcare jobs working as a physician's assistant after graduation.

Recently, a financial news article came out with a call to diversity and inclusion of LGBTs in Corporate America: The tides are turning in popular consensus: It's time for Corporate America to get some gay pride, says author Steve Siebold. Fortunately, the definition of "diversity" is evolving to include people from minority sexual orientation groups alongside people who were more traditionally considered minorities in other ways. Companies recognize that gay and lesbian employees are no different from any others: There's absolutely no correlation between sexual orientation and job performance. Some of the most skilled people in many industries are gay or lesbian, and in a competitive labor market, a smart CEO needs those people to feel comfortable working at his or her company rather than at the competition.

Indeed, the inclusion of talented LGBT individuals makes good business sense and greatly contributes to a company's workforce diversity, as the article above says, on two fronts: it attracts the widest pool of talent while also positioning the company, in the eyes of the public, as an open-minded, progressive organization that truly embraces the diverse population in the communities in which it does business.

However, it is still a sad reality not many LGBTs are able to access equal job opportunities, and many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees feel they can't be open about their sexual orientation at work, according to activists. Thus it is suggested that gay CEOs lead the way, to set the tone in their respective organizations to make the workplace a safe inclusive welcoming place for LGBT employees. See more here:

For LGBT job seekers, joining diversity job fairs is a good means to connect with diversity companies in search of qualified, skilled LGBT individuals to work for them.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Manufacturing and Factory Jobs Fueling Economic Growth


In June of this year, it was reported that there was a surge in manufacturing jobs as well as factory jobs, and these help fuel the country's economic growth. Manufacturing output increased in May and factory activity in New York State accelerated sharply this month, buoying hopes of a strong rebound in economic growth this quarter, the New York Times said in its news report.

Today, however, the manufacturing industry is becoming more high-tech and innovative. When it comes to High-Tech Hubs, it seems like everyone has woken up at the same time with the same epiphany: the surest path to sustainable growth rests on a solid foundation of high-technology enterprises, Business Facilities reports, and this includes advanced manufacturing which involves a number of old-line industries who’ve made major investments to revolutionize their production lines with the latest high-speed technology, improving quality and efficiency at the same time. See more at:

This implies a demand for qualified skilled manufacturing job workers and factory job workers in the field of advanced manufacturing and this was already noted even way back in 2011. Key industries for advanced manufacturing are automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical devices, plastics, food and beverage, and defense/military. As advanced manufacturing emerges from the Great Recession, the biggest challenge is not finding capital for expanding operations or upgrading equipment, or even finding more customers - it's finding skilled workers who can handle the new equipment and advanced processes on the manufacturing floor. Read more here:

Now that manufacturing jobs are said to be moving back to the US from China, it is all the more essential to narrow or eliminate the “skills gap.” Large manufacturers are increasingly moving production back to the United States from China, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group. The Boston-based global management consulting firm said the online survey was conducted across a wide range of industries, from electronic and computer equipment to transportation machinery, petroleum refining, apparel and food products.