Tuesday, May 17, 2011

LLOYD STAFFING NAMED AS APPROVED PROVIDER TO JOINT PURCHASING CORPORATION (JPC)

LLOYD STAFFING NAMED AS APPROVED PROVIDER TO JOINT PURCHASING CORPORATION (JPC)

The Joint Purchasing Corporation has named Lloyd Staffing as an approved provider. Under the terms of the contract, Lloyd's Healthcare Staffing division will work with JPC's participants to provide clinical and non-clinical personnel for their workforce needs.

Melville, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2003

Lloyd Staffing, a 32-year-old staffing organization headquartered in Melville, NY, announced today that it has been selected by Joint Purchasing Corporation (JPC) to provide all categories of temporary workforce talent and candidates for full-time hire to JPCÂ’s more than 6,000 participants.

Under the terms of the three-year contract, Lloyd will refer qualified clinical and non-clinical talent, perform comprehensive skill assessments, and handle interviewing and pre-assignment services for temporary associates or candidates under consideration for assignment or hire at a JPC participant. Lloyd’s Senior Vice President of Healthcare Staffing, Kay Lackmann, CTS, commented on the contract noting, “The JPC membership is a stellar group of organizations. Lloyd is pleased to have this opportunity to service their workforce talent needs. We anticipate that those skill areas which will be in highest demand include Nurses and Allied Health professionals, along with Technology and Office Services personnel.” She added that the agreement encompasses all categories of workers including healthcare associates, administrative support, patient services representatives, HR professionals, finance/accounting personnel and technology contractors. The firm’s healthcare traveler division, JouRNey Nurses, also sends nursing professionals to destinations on nationwide and international contracts of 13 weeks or more.

Lloyd Staffing is Long IslandÂ’s largest, privately owned staffing company. The company has 13 locations in their seven-state network and has been recognized by both the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) and the American Staffing Association (ASA). Lloyd received first place honors four years running from NAPS for excellence in client service, staffing industry professionalism and commitment to its workforce.

Lloyd’s account teams are required to be nationally certified as Certified Temporary Staffing Specialists (CTS) or Certified Placement Consultants (CPC). “We are advocates for industry education” says Executive Vice President, Keith Banks, CTS. “Our product is human capital and we hold our own staff and those we send out on assignment to a stringent criteria. Our clients expect the best from us because that’s what we require of ourselves.”

Lloyd has an active recruitment and retention program to attract workers nationwide. To maintain a strong core of associates, Lloyd was among the first staffing firms to offer its workers healthcare coverage, a 401K plan, vacation and holiday pay, direct deposit and other lucrative benefits not typically associated with temporary employment.

“JPC participants can now benefit from Lloyd’s expertise and talent resources,” says Alexandra Zimmerman, Director of Contract Services, JPC. “Access to qualified people who can do the job is a priority for our customer base, particularly those in the Healthcare sector. Lloyd’s commitment to patient care is on par with the goals of our members and we are confident their associates will be a good fit with the needs of our membership.”

About LLOYD STAFFING

Founded in the New York Metropolitan Area in 1971, Lloyd Staffing offers diverse solutions to a broad range of industries. Their strategic programs have earned them accolades from the staffing community and their range of services includes temporary staffing, contractual workers, retained and contingency search, as well as Master Staffing initiatives and an alliance with a vendor management system.

About JPC

JPC is an innovative, non-profit, health services organization headquartered in New York that helps healthcare providers strengthen their bottom line by assisting in the implementation of cost control and resource management strategies. JPC began in 1922 as a shared services arm for hospitals, synagogues and social services organizations, primarily in the New York metropolitan area. To learn more about JPC, please visit www. jpc. org.

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It's Nightlife in the Fast Lane for F1 Fans as Agoda Revs Up Hotel Deals for World's First Grandprix in the Dark

It's Nightlife in the Fast Lane for F1 Fans as Agoda Revs Up Hotel Deals for World's First Grandprix in the Dark

It's going to be hot in the city on the nights of the 24-28th September in Singapore when the chequered flag is raised and guns spark off the first ever evening grandprix in F1 history. To mark the event, online travel merchant, Agoda Company, has arranged a series of hotel deals for racing fans.

Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) August 26, 2008

It's going to be hot in the city on the nights of the 24-28th September in Singapore when the chequered flag is raised and guns spark off the first ever evening grandprix in F1 history. To mark the event, online travel merchant, Agoda Company, has arranged a series of hotel deals for racing fans.

On a unique circuit design that includes famous Singapore landmarks such as the Raffles Boulevard, St Andrews Rd and Anderson Bridge, the 2008 FORMULA 1TM Sing Tel Grandprix, is also the first street race ever to be hosted in the Asian region.

F1 aficionados can witness the high octane action from several vantage points in the city including the exclusive 'Singapore Flyer', the world's largest observation wheel. Race organizers created extra grandstand seats to meet demand for the exciting event.

According to the Singapore Formula One TM working committee, the event will be witnessed by approximately 90,000 spectators, which is several times more than other large-scale Singaporean events including National Day celebrations. For this reason, safety is a key issue for event organizers.

"Formula OneTM racing is an exciting sport that is made more thrilling with the high speeds and fast turns. As race organizers, our role is to ensure that we provide a race track that meets the safety requirements of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile or FIA. Equally important is the need to ensure the safety of all road users during race week when we put in the finishing touches to transform Singapore's city streets into a race circuit for the world's first night race in Formula OneTM history," said Mr. Lim Neo Chian, Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, who chairs the Formula One™ Working Committee.

With all the precautionary measures in place, fans are revving up for a fantastic race. Malaysian F1 fan, Jonathan Chan, who works with Standard Chartered bank, says he has no doubt the event will be one of the highlights of the year.

"I've religiously been to the Sepang circuit races in Malaysia and have been very impressed with the degree of excellence shown in hosting these events. I believe the Singaporean race will bring this to another level yet again. I also think the organizers should be applauded in their efforts to make the event as accessible to locals and those living within the region as possible," he told Agoda.

With tickets still available for purchase, Agoda Company has made the possibility of traveling to the event all the more feasible with a series of special Singapore hotel deals. (http://www. agoda. com/asia/singapore/singapore. html)

"We've secured the hottest deals for some of the best hotels in Singapore leading up to and during the Singapore F1 event," said VP of Business Development at Agoda, Mr Wilfred Fan.

To help everyone enjoy the F1 experience, Agoda has geared up for the event, with rooms available at these hotels:

1. Traders Hotel (http://www. agoda. com/asia/singapore/singapore/traders_hotel. html), Deluxe room from US$429 per night
2. Meritius Mandarin (http://www. agoda. com/asia/singapore/singapore/meritus_mandarin_hotel. html), Grand Tower Deluxe room from US$416 per night
3. Royal Plaza on Scott (http://www. agoda. com/asia/singapore/singapore/royal_plaza_on_scotts_hotel. htmll), Deluxe-free broadband & mini-bar from US$564 per night
4. Peninsula Excelsior (http://www. agoda. com/asia/singapore/singapore/peninsula_excelsior_hotel. html), Standard room from US$559 per night
5. York Hotel (http://www. agoda. com/asia/singapore/singapore/york_hotel. html), Superior room from US$248 per night
6. M Hotel, Standard room from US$440 per night
7. Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore (http://www. agoda. com/asia/singapore/singapore/novotel_clarke_quay_singapore_hotel. html), Superior room from US$524 per night

For more information regarding Agoda, please go to the website at www. agoda. com or contact the Agoda team via e-mail at info@agoda. com

Note to Editors

About Agoda Company:

Agoda (www. agoda. com) is an online hotel reservations service which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia. Agoda is part of Priceline. com (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda's network includes 8,290 hotels in Asia and more than 49,700 worldwide. The staff of over 300 professionals, located throughout Asia, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best hotel deals to both business and leisure travelers.

In addition, Agoda customers participate in the Agoda Rewards Program, earning further discounts and free stays. Unlike programs that limit travelers to a single chain, the Agoda Rewards Program allows customers to redeem Rewards Points at thousands of hotels around the globe, at any time. A member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Agoda's aim is to promote travel by making it more affordable and more accessible to more people.

Press Information: Ms. Pornpavee Kullama
Phone: + 66 (0) 2 6259258
Email: pornpavee. kullama @ agoda. com

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