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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending Aug. 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 500,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 488,000. The 4-week moving average was 482,500, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised average of 474,500.
The fiscal year-to-date average of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.010 million.
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Aug. 7 were in California (+4,393), Indiana (+1,999), North Carolina (+1,895), Pennsylvania (+1,626), and Georgia (+1,458), while the largest decreases were in Wisconsin (-1,873), Puerto Rico (-1,014), New Jersey (-688), Utah (-503), and South Carolina (-291).
For more, read the official report
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Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Nigeria
Limited, company based in Lagos, is a Production Sharing Contract (PSC)
with NPDC and involves in oil and gas exploration and production
activities in Nigeria .
Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Nigeria
Limited is operating Oil Prospecting Licenses (OPL) with NPDC.
We are Legal Labour Consultant/Recruiters to SINOPEC / NPDC, In pursuant
to the service contract with our client (SINOPEC / NPDC) wish to invite
experienced, skilled and qualified expatriates/persons for the operations
of an oilfield in Nigeria this year, Its output is expected to be 200,000
tons, or about 4,100 barrels per day.
The Company is the operator of Stubb Creek field in the Niger Delta region
and the location of a major oil and gas discovery. It is expected to
produce an annual output of 200,000 tons, or about 4,100 barrels per day.
This project is located in the Niger Delta region Oil Prospecting License
(OPL) 209 and has recoverable offshore reserves of some 760 million
barrels of oil.
The Niger Delta project has a flexible design basis that will position it
for use as a strategic hub for future developments.
The project going on in the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, project schedule
to commence work in August2010.
The programme is the Production and Supply of Crude Oil to different
countries, the project involves the Export of Crude Oils. That will aid
optimum exploitation and exportation of the crude oil to the different
Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Nigeria
Limited, with respect to the said project requires expatriates whose
services will includes:-
Technologist, Geological Technologist / GIS Specialist Geologist,
Geophysical Engineer, Geo technical Technician, Technologist (Junior) Geo
technical Technologist (Intermediate),GIS Specialist /Analyst, Hydro
geologist(Junior)Jr. and Int. Processing Geophysicists , Land processing,
Manager (VP) Geo science Mineral Processing Engineer, Permafrost Engineer,
Reservoir Engineer, Reservoir Engineers
Seismic Driller, Well Site Geologist, Well Site Geologists, Gas, Chemicals,
Petrochemicals, Laboratory Acid Supervisor, Gas Business Coordinator,
Supervisor, Drilling and Rig, Cement Supervisor Deep Cailed Tubing
Supervisor, Derrick and Directional Driller, Drillers, Drilling Engineer
Drilling Foreman, Forearm Drillers, Mud Logger, Rig Electrician, Rig
Manager, Roughneck Roustabout, Tool pusher, Wire line Operator, Its, Computer
Programming, Software and Graphics Analyst Family IT-Infrastructure (System
Administration),Application Scripter IT Analyst Communications Spec
Sr, Communications Technician, Computer Repair Technician, Illustrator
Intermediate Programmer, IT Consultant, IT Consultant - Oracle
Financial s, Management, Accounting and Administration. Account
Manager, Accountant, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Systems Analyst, Accounts
Receivable and Invoicing Clerk Administration Officer, Administrative
Assistant-S&O, Administrator Contracts and Customer Accounts Assistant
Manager, Audit supervisors / senior auditors, Co-op Student Accounting
Cost Controllers, Dept Admin, Documentation Manager, Accountants, Admin,
Analyst, Executive Assistant Field Administration Clerk / Contract
Employment, Finance Analyst, Financial Analyst, HR Administrator
HR Coordinator, In-House Counsel (Intermediate),Joint Venture Accountant,
Client Services Analyst Land Property Administrator, Land man (to Sr
Advisor),Logbook Auditor, Manager Projects Manager, Shareholder Relations
(Intermediate),Procurement Specialists (FIDIC Procedures)Quantity
Surveyors, Project Managers, Civil Engineers, Construction Managers,
Engineers Mechanical Design Engineers and Project Managers, Mechanical
Gas Treating & Sulfur Recovery Mechanical Engineer, Sub sea Engineer,
Engineer, Offshore, Petroleum Engineer
Engineer II/senior engineer, technical information, Engineering
Superintendent, Static Equipment Design Rotating Equipment Design, PDS / PDMS
Designers, Instrumentation Design Engineers, Process Design Engineers
Civil Structural Design Engineers, Auto Cad Operators / Designers, Planning
Engineers Highway Design Engineers, Estimating Engineer , Senior, Head
Team Leader Engineer HVAC, Engineer II, Drafting Coordinator, Drafting
Technologist, Draftsman / Checker draftsperson -Structural, Intermediate
Exploitation Engineer, Marketing and Commercial Bulk Fuel Marketing, Business
Development Managers, Marketing / Sales Managers, Inside Sales Representative
Field Sales Representative, Internal Sales / Buyers, Inventory Specialist,
SCM Field Rep / Buyer Building and Construction, Carpenter, Steel
bender, Mason, Civil engineer Construction Site Supervisor, HVAC engineer,
supervisor, HVAC technician, Spray painter, Insulator Scaffold, Tiller,
& Instrumentation, Control System Technologist, Control Systems, Sr Designer
Electrical Design Engineers, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineer,
supervisor Electrical technician, Instrument engineer, Instrument
supervisor, Instrument technician Instrument pipe fitter, Measurement
Specialist, Electrical Production Technician, Electrical Engineer Instrument
Technician, Lead Engineer, Instrumentation & Controls, Lead Operator ,Lead
Project Controls Metering Engineer, Radiographer, Environmental, Health &
Safety, Environmental Engineer Environmental Specialist, Environmental
Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Field Technician or
(Junior)Environmental Planner, Hazardous Materials Project Manager
(Senior),Hazardous Materials Technician / Technologist (Junior) HAZOP,HSE
Assistant, HSE Manager, Mechanical and Heavy Duty Equipment, Crane
Operator Heavy Duty Mechanic, IWS TST Rotator Manager, Journeyman and 4th
Mechanics Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics And Apprentices, Machinist, Mag
Operator, Mechanical engineer Mechanical fitter, Health & Safety
Advisor, Mechanical supervisor, Mechanical technician Pumpman, Turbine
mechanic, Apprentice & Journeyman Mechanics, Piping, Pipelines, Pipe welder
Certified, Pipe welder mate, Structural welder, Structural welder mate,
Design Engineers, Plumber Piping Stress Engineers, Marine, Fleet Service
Helper, Auxiliary and Support Services Cooks, Distribution Analyst,
Analyst-Grade 11,Driver /Operator, Field Facility Operator, Field
Service Representative, Field Service Technician, General Laborer /
Welders Helper, NE General Laborer, Researcher in Catalyst, Senior Analyst.
Full time Interested candidates must have not less than 3 years experience
in any of the above listed fields, interested candidates should forward
their resumes / CV.
On notice of intent, you are expected to forward to this office your
application and CV / Resume, so that we can start the process for the
engagement of your services.
Further More: I wish to reiterate that only qualified applicants will be
short listed and contacted for appointment with Project.
SCOPE OF THE PROJECT: The exploitation and exportation of crude oil in
Niger Delta region.
SALARY: $18,000.00- $60,000.00, Monthly, can be transferred to any Bank or
Country of your choice and all transfers must be made in conformity with the
existing tax situation in Nigeria.
CONTRACT DURATION: 48 months (Liable for upward review depending on your
commitment and expertise)
DURATION OF WORK PERIODS: Three months work, one month pay leave. You will
be entitle to Three (3) months upfront salaries and relocation expenses on
confirmation of your relevant documentation for commencement of work. We
would like to have your detailed resume, if this Offer is acceptable to
together with an application via email attachment and you are to forward
it to the below Email address. We await your response in this regard.
HUMAN RESOURCES EXPATRIATE ASST. MANAGER
Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Company
NPDC Liaison Office 9th Floor,
Road Wing Foreshore Towers
2A Osborne road,
Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria.
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We've been watching Erik Proulx and the folks from Lemonade the Movie since Winter of last year, and find their vision, project, and achievement extraordinary and inspiring. Their next project is Lemonade the Book and they may be looking for you!
"Lemonade (The Book) Lemonade, the book will assemble a collection of essays from people telling stories of reinvention in their own words. Only this time, it won't be limited to the advertising industry.
Imagine all the inspirational personal triumphs that arose after the auto industry crash. Think of all the school teachers, engineers, and finance professionals who have found their life’s work thanks to being downsized. Those of us in advertising provide just one, very sheltered viewpoint of what’s possible in unemployment.
If you lost your job but found your calling, they want to hear from you.
What do people who were once paid to be creative for a living do when they’re laid off? They get creative with their own lives. Lemonade is an inspirational film about 16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling, encouraging people to listen to that little voice inside their head that asks, “What if?”
All resources for Lemonade were donated. From cameras to lights to flights, this is a project by and for those who have been affected by unemployment.
About The Cast
After being laid off from an ad agency, Michelle became a health counselor and yoga instructor and would not change a thing.
When freelance work in NYC dried up post 9/11, Kevin decided to pursue his passion for painting. His work is now hanging in the Stricoff Gallery in SoHo and he sells 40-50 paintings a year.
After Steve lost his job he created one of the most successful ad blogs in the business called Adrants.com.
David Cohen lost his job and made the most profound change a guy can make -- he became a woman. He changed his name to Dana Morrigan, and is now the managing editor of Genderfork.com.
After losing his job, Kurtis shot a documentary film about surf camps in California that provide free, therapeutic surf lessons to kids with cystic fibrosis. His daughter has CF.
Jeanne was laid off from a large ad agency in Texas. Today she owns a global business consulting firm with over 150 coaches in her network.
After losing his job, Mark rode the entire Tour de France behind Lance Armstrong and started a site called "Chasing Lance." Mark also just released his second album called "The Sea Before Us."
After losing his job as a senior copywriter, Erik started a blog called Please Feed The Animals to help others in transition to navigate unemployment and reinvent themselves.
After getting laid off from a media company, Jonathan volunteered to help those even less fortunate and also appeared in a Truth commercial done by a large agency.
Tom Van Daele
When Tom was laid off from his job as a creative director, he started his own agency. His first project was a website called cardsofchange.com, which gives those who have been laid off a place to state one positive change that resulted from losing their jobs.
Lisa lost her job as a principal of a Boston ad agency. She has since become a leader in the world of Social Media and consults clients all over the world.
Hank couldnʼt find a job in advertising so he started his own agency with a unique concept – do work for a client, and after the project is complete, the client pays what they think the work is worth.
After losing his job, Bob became a professional coffee roaster and sells his coffee all over New England and direct to consumer.
After being laid off, Lawson took his clothes off, posed on a bearskin rug and started malecopywriter.com. He hasn't stopped freelancing since.
Ronan Doyle & Todd Gallentine
After getting laid off from different companies at different times, Ronan and Todd met and and started their own advertising agency together.
About the Filmmakers
Erik Proulx - Creator, Executive Producer, Writer
Erik has spent nearly 15 years in advertising agencies across the country, including Madison Avenue conglomerates, Main Street boutiques, and everything in between. Then on October 15, 2008, one week after a having a conversation with his boss about a raise and promotion, Erik lost his job at one of the biggest and most respected advertising agencies in the country. It was then he realized that no matter how good you are or how hard you work, being on another company’s payroll will always carry a risk of being let go -- something Erik experienced three times in his relatively short career.
Erik created Lemonade to help people see that losing their jobs doesn’t have to be the end of the world. As Lisa Hickey said in the film, “Don’t be the person looking for a job. Be the person doing something interesting.” Lemonade is Erik’s something interesting.
Marc Colucci - Director
Marc Colucci is a director at Picture Park, splitting his work between documentary-style and comedic spots for clients such as ESPN, Staples and Dunkin’ Donuts. Enjoying versatile opportunities to work with talent, Marc has also directed several short films including the “October” segment of the feature film Twelve, premiering at Boston’s IFFB before touring the national festival circuit. His music video for the Dropkick Murphys’ “State of Massachusetts” is featured weekly on MTV as part of the show Nitro Circus. Most recently, Marc is finishing his first feature film, Slip & Fall, slated for an early 2010 release.
Peter Nelson - Director of Photography
Peter Nelson has photographed a wide variety of feature films, commercials and documentaries in a multitude of film and video formats. His signature naturalistic style has taken him around the world to capture life as it happens for fiction and non-fiction films. Feature credits include SICKO, A TALE OF TWO PIZZAS, PIPE DREAM, SUITS and the cult New York romance ED'S NEXT MOVE which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He has done domestic and international documentary work for PBS, HBO, BBC (often with their flagship arts program Arena), and Granada Television. Recent commercial work includes campaigns for ESPN, PBS, American Family Insurance, Stop and Shop, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Other commercial credits include spots for Lifetime, Coca-Cola, Champion, and Calvin Klein. Peter received a BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Will Van Hazel - Director of Photography
Will got his start in the film business when he skipped high school to watch the filming of "Deathtrap" in his hometown of East Hampton, NY. By ten o'clock that morning, he was dragging feeder cable threw his neighbors yards in exchange for the promise of a catered lunch. He went home with fifty dollars in his pocket pooled together from the electricians. After the third day when the school principal called his home, he had his first experience with a layoff/retirement.
He went on to attend Emerson College in Boston, MA. where he received his B.F.A. in Film. Will now lives in Los Angeles where he works as a commercial cinematographer and enjoys shooting anything and everything.
Andre Betz - Editor
Andre began editing in 1984 at the age of 19 (you do the math). Then In 1998, Andre started Bug Editorial, Inc. in the Soho area of New York, which also served as the NYC location for filming.
In addition to winning AICP, Cannes Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions, Emmy, and A.C.E awards for his commercial work, Andre's work on "Looking for Richard" by Al Pacino won the A.C.E award for best editing in a feature documentary. Several of Andre's commercials have been made part of the permanent exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in NY. His most notable commercials include Volkswagen's "Synchronicity," "MilkyWay," and "Sunday Afternoon" (a.k.a., "da, da, da"). Other clients include Nike, Monster.com, Microsoft, Volvo, Coca Cola, Reebok, Converse, ESPN, Burger King, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Revlon, Dunkin Donuts, Vonage, Chase, Citibank, Mastercard, Guinness, Gatorade, Timberland, Anheuser Busch, and many others.
Andre lives in NY with his three daughters and wife. During the summer months, Andre lives and edits in Maine.
Jennifer McKenzie - Producer & Executive Producer
Jennifer McKenzie had early aspirations of becoming a farmer. When the expected green thumb failed to develop, she turned tail and became a Producer instead.
Jennifer cultivated her producer-ly tricks during her nine years at Boston-based ad agency Mullen. She produced numerous television and integrated campaigns, and picked up some helpful firefighting and tap dancing skills along the way.
As of late, she has been freelancing at various agencies and post-production houses, as well as building her voiceover reel. Jennifer was an Executive Producer of the short documentary, “Lemonade.” She has an impressive shoe collection and an excellent vocabulary.
Carrie Jacobson - Producer
Carrie Jacobson started in the middle, faked to the right, then went left, and wound up on the right again. Born and raised in Omaha and educated in Boston, she spent seven years in Los Angeles at TBWA\Chiat\Day where, arguably, she was also reared.
After a stint as a professional hand model, she moved back to Boston where she freelanced for the city's brightest ad agencies before landing at Arnold as a Senior Producer. Then she went over to the post-production side as the Executive Producer of a talented post boutique.
Carrie is available for hand modeling, and as a freelance broadcast producer.
Probably not all at once.
Over the years she’s produced documentaries and mockumentaries, dabbled in her own short film projects, and generally tries to use her powers for good over evil.
She lives with her husband in Boston.
Scott Burtnett - Producer
Scott Burtnett has been working in the Boston film community since 1988. Over the years he has worked in a variety of on-set roles including Location Scout, Assistant Director and Producer. He is currently an Executive Producer with Picture Park. Scott enjoys working with a wide range of clients including TaylorMade, Comcast, Bank of America, and McDonald's. He enjoys photography, sledding and using the Google. Scott lives in Melrose. MA with his wife, three children and a rabbit.
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