Employer program on internships

Employer program on internships


The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education will present its “Maximize Your ROI: Return On Intern,” internship-management workshop providing information that employers need to establish or enhance an internship/co-op program.

The program is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 W. Federal Street, and registration is $10. To register or for information, contact Rose Shaffer at YBI at 330-599-4583 or rshaffer@ybi.org.

Fraud alert

Fraudulent employment offers and other bogus materials have been sent to individuals under the guise of being from Chesapeake Energy.

Chesapeake and its affiliates never ask for fees or up-front payments during the recruiting process. In addition, as an equal- opportunity employer, the company would never ask for age, nationality, birth date or other such information. If someone suspects they have received fraudulent communications purporting to be from Chesapeake or one of its affiliate companies, please email the company at CHKrecruit@chk.com.‚ã‚ã‚ã‚ã

Moody’s raises US banks’ outlook


Moody’s Investors Service has raised its outlook for the U.S. banking industry for the first time in five years, citing the improving economy and banks’ stronger balance sheets.

The rating agency said in a report issued Tuesday that sustained economic growth and a better jobs picture will help banks over the next 12 to 18 months. Moody’s raised its outlook for the industry to “Stable” from “Negative.” It had been “Negative” since 2008, the year the financial crisis struck.

Much of Red Cross Sandy fund unspent


Seven months after superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn’t spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren’t immediately apparent in the disaster’s wake.

Some disaster-relief experts say that’s smart planning. But others question whether the Red Cross, an organization best known for rushing into disasters to distribute food and get people into shelter, should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.

“The Red Cross has never been a recovery operation. Their responsibility has always been mass care,” said Ben Smilowitz, executive director of the Disaster Accountability Project, a nonprofit group that monitors aid groups. “Stick with what you’re good at.”

Storm victims could have used more help this past winter, said Kathleen McCarthy, director of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Civil Society at the City University of New York.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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