F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill

The Senate relief bill would send money to Americans and greatly expand unemployment coverage. The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan on Wednesday that will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus. Its components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage that includes the self-employed, student loan changes and much more. [Frequently asked questions and advice about life under the coronavirus] The House of Representatives was expected to quickly take up the bill and pass it, sending it to President Trump for his signature.Here are the answers to common questions about what’s in the bill. We’ll update this article as we have more answers or if the plan changes as it moves through the legislative process. More information on getting assistance can be found at our Hub for Help.

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Mar
2020

New Unemployment Claims Soar to 3.28 Million

The number of U.S. workers filing for new unemployment benefits for the week ending March 21 shot up to 3.28 million, rocketing past the previous week's total of 281,000 and resulting from a nationwide shutdown tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The week's tally is more than quadruple the record of 695,000 initial jobless claims set in 1982, according to the Department of Labor. "The coronavirus outbreak is a truly unprecedented event in American economic history," said Daniel Zhao, Glassdoor senior economist. "Unlike past economic slowdowns, the outbreak's sudden onset is flash freezing the economy by forcing businesses to shut down and putting millions of American workers out of jobs." Layoffs have begun to surge in the services industries broadly, and particularly in the travel, food services and hospitality sectors as the coronavirus spreads across the country and nonessential businesses have been ordered to close. The weekly jobless claims are the most-timely economic indicator for measuring the impact of the virus on the U.S. economy.

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26
Mar
2020

How You Can Change Your Mindset To Improve Your Interviewing

Once your resume has made it through the gauntlet of the application process and you've secured an interview, it's time to prepare yourself mentally for the interview. You might be thinking: Will I like the job? How much does it pay? Are the benefits good? Can I work at home once a week? Will I get along with my colleagues? Can I eventually get promoted? But consider the common thread of these questions. It's all about you getting what you need from the job. Of course! We work to meet our needs and provide for our lives. But what secures you the job is the opposite; you must convince the hiring team that you'll meet their needs. You need to change your mindset.Shifting your thinking from getting what you want out of an interview to helping the company achieve its goals will put you into a value-add mindset. Here's why that helps you in an interview: It sets a positive tone. Approaching your interview with the intention of filling a need or solving a problem will launch a productive conversation. You'll obviously answer interview questions about yourself and your career, but be sure to show equal interest in learning about the employer. Be curious about their challenges and the dialogue will flow more naturally.

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17
Mar
2020

Your Employees Are More Loyal Than You Think

The narrative is familiar by now: job-hopping is increasingly common in the United States, while long-term employment relationships are hard to establish. But new research shows that the story is much more complicated; in fact, looking at the overall economy, business leaders of a generation ago would have envied the low job switching rates that U.S. companies enjoy today. So to increase employee loyalty, savvy hiring managers need to move past common myths about job tenure and focus on the story the data is actually telling. Only then can they design truly successful retention strategies.

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17
Mar
2020

8 Steps Employers Can Take To Protect Workers From The Coronavirus

One day before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Google parent company Alphabet asked all of its North American employees to work from home. The tech titan may have been among the first to issue such a sweeping edict, but it’s far from the only one implementing policies to safeguard employees. According to a survey by global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson, as of mid-February, 46% of employers had started encouraging staff to work remotely, while 55% were holding virtual meetings in an effort to reduce the need for business travel. Of the 158 U.S. companies surveyed, 38% reported that their human resources departments had been reviewing or revising their procedures to better protect their workforces. For those still in the process of doing so, here are eight ways that employers can protect their employees from the coronavirus.

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17
Mar
2020

Coronavirus and paid leave: What are my rights as an employee in New York?

New York became the epicenter for one of the largest clusters of novel coronavirus cases in the nation this week, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators are moving fast to allow workers to stay home sick without employment repercussions. In his State of State agenda in January, Cuomo proposed paid sick leave that would cover nearly all New York employees with at least five days of paid time off for illness. New York City enacted a similar bill in 2014. On Monday, he pledged to send the bill to the state Legislature this week, which would specifically protect those required to quarantine or isolate themselves in relation to the coronavirus. “I think it’s especially important that if the government is ordering a quarantine, even a voluntary quarantine, that places a personal hardship on a person and that person should get paid,” he said. “I don’t want to add to the burden that we’re creating.”

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17
Mar
2020

COVID-19 NOTICE

During this stressful time, we at Normann Staffing want you to know that we are working to provide support to our employees, clients, and community in every way possible. As this pandemic unfolds, we are taking proactive measures to adapt our business model to meet the evolving needs of our business community and employee base, and will be continuing to serve and support you during this difficult time.

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17
Mar
2020

https://www.inc.com/jim-schleckser/you-probably-arent-hiring-for-one-skill-that-matters-most-to-future-success.html?fbclid=IwAR0c-JFzF13P3tC11SnombXmV21d8idsSfRZbH2EisxCmMd7m8_qLejHYAo

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11
Feb
2020

Hiring managers rank skills over degrees, report finds

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11
Feb
2020

Overworked? 5 Reasons to Outsource Your Administrative Tasks in 2020

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5
Feb
2020

What Job Candidates Really Want From You (Hint: It’s Not a Game Room)

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5
Feb
2020

CANCELLED - HVHW SPRING CAREER FAIR - MARCH 25, 2020 11AM-3PM

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5
Feb
2020

What Not to Say: The Subtle Art of Keeping Interviews Appropriate

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4
Feb
2020

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/27/career-advice-how-to-demonstrate-soft-skills-in-a-job-interview.html

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4
Feb
2020

2020 Recruiting Predictions: Creating More Innovative, Inclusive Organizations

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Jan
2020

CHAMBER MEMBER FOR 40 YEARS!

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23
Jan
2020

TONY - A LIFE OF SERVICE, LIVING KINGSTON MAGAZINE

"If I were a billionaire, I'd be doing exactly what Bill Gates is doing, what [Warren]Buffett is doing, using my money to help people that are less fortunate ...that's what we're called to do."

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21
Jan
2020

ASTOR SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES - ADOPT A FAMILY PROGRAM

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12
Dec
2019

MHVFCU CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

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4
Nov
2019

CONGRATULATIONS TONY MARMO ON BEING THE RECIPIENT OF THE LEN CANE HEART OF ULSTER COUNTY AWARD!

We're so proud of you Tony Marmo for pouring your heart and hard work into our community! CONGRATULATIONS for being honored with the Len Cane Heart of Ulster County Award! We can't wait to celebrate with you tonight at Diamond Mills!

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24
Oct
2019

Chamber Breakfast Meeting: "History is Just Our Beginning", November 20, 7:30am-9am

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Nov
2019

Chamber Breakfast Meeting: Meet the County Candidates, October 22, 7:30am-9am

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22
Oct
2019

ULSTER COUNTY JOB FAIR - October 30 from 11am-2pm

Come visit Normann Staffing at the Ulster-Greene Job Fair held in Ulster County on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 11am – 2pm. Location: Gateway Industries, One Amy Kay Parkway, Kingston NY.

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30
Oct
2019

DUTCHESS COUNTY JOB FAIR - October 17 from 11am-2pm

Come visit Normann Staffing at the NYS Department of Labor Job Fair in Poughkeepsie, with over 20 other local businesses attending.

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15
Oct
2019

2019 ITALIAN FESTIVAL

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14
Oct
2019

ULSTER COUNTY 2019 BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARDS, October 24, 5:30pm

Congratulations to the owner of Normann Staffing, Tony Marmo, for being recognized for his hard work and dedication to our community with the Len Cane Heart of Ulster County Award!

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24
Oct
2019

WORK LOCAL FIRST JOB FAIR

COME VISIT NORMANN STAFFING AT THE WORK LOCAL FIRST JOB FAIR AT THE POUGHKEEPSIE GRAND HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER If you're looking to fill full-time, part-time or temporary positions and believe in hiring from the local community, the Work Local First Job Fair is for you.If you're looking for work, make sure to stop by and meet with some of the top employers in the region, all of whom have positions to fill.

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18
Sep
2019

2019 BUY LOCAL EXPO

COME VISIT NORMANN STAFFING AT THE BUY LOCAL EXPO SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 AT DIAMOND MILLS

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18
Sep
2019

2019 HUDSON VALLEY RIBFEST

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5
Aug
2019

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST, IF YOU DONATE BLOOD YOU CAN HAVE YOUR NAME PUT INTO A DRAWING FOR A $25 GIFT CARD FROM NORMANN STAFFING. ANYONE CAN APPLY, DOCUMENTATION PROOF WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED.

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31
Jul
2019

NEW SERVICES TO CLIENTS

Our skills testing has helped us to select only the strongest candidates for our clients, and we are now offering that same hiring advantage to you!We offer a diverse array of skills testing to help employers ensure that their candidates have the skill set needed to succeed.Click the link to download our flyer with all the details.‍

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25
Jun
2019

HUDSON VALLEY HELP WANTED SPRING CAREER FAIR

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 FROM 11AM-3PM COME VISIT NORMANN STAFFING AT THE HVHW JOB FAIR FOR A NEW CAREER!

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21
Mar
2019

2018 TASTE OF NEW PALTZ

This one day food and drink event at the Ulster County Fairgrounds will celebrate local shops, producers, and restaurants. A selection of craft beverages will also be served.

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31
Aug
2018

2018 BUY LOCAL EXPO

The Largest Networking Event in Ulster County!

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31
Aug
2018

MOVING AMERICA FORWARD TOGETHER

Kinderhook native and former U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, now Williams College professor and author, delivered a message of encouragement, calling for a spirit of cooperation, and spelling out his five steps to unite the country, spoke recently to the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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11
Jul
2018

WE LIKE IT HERE!" OK, WE'LL TAKE A BOW

There are people who love being staffing agency healthcare employees! And many love working through Normann Staffing! This was reinforced in a recent Normann Staffing focus group of healthcare employees. Purpose? Explore the future of staffing agency employment.

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11
Jul
2018

YES! Do Call Us!

Want to change your job? Move up? Help someone fire up their career? Let us know. We have openings in several great positions, part time, full time, temporary and permanent.Call Normann Staffing if you'""'re interested in healthcare, office, manufacturing . . . you name it!

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11
Jul
2018

The Employment Picture

The Wall Street Journal recently observed, unemployment is at "multidecade lows" jobless claims remain exceptionally low... providing evidence of a strong labor market. Our Hudson Valley counties are following that trend.

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11
Jul
2018

Keeping Workers

Bringing in Normann Staffing and improving recruiting techniques is one way to find people, but how do you keep workers in a tight labor market? There are some things employers can do.

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11
Jul
2018

CEREBRAL PALSY OF ULSTER COUNTY

Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County is celebrating more than 65 years of helping people with disabilities beyond Cerebral Palsy in eight counties. Normann Staffing is proud to support the organization with its urgent personnel needs.

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11
Jul
2018

HUDSON VALLEY HOT-AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

Frank M. Castella, Jr., president and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced the 2018 July 6-8 annual balloon festival will be held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, in Rhinebeck, with more than 25,000 people anticipated and over 100 balloon launches planned. www.balloonfesthv.com

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18
Jun
2018

. . . AND UP, UP, UP GOES EMPLOYMENT!

As national unemployment reached 3.8 percent, the lowest point in a half century, it seems,that everyone is hiring. But economists report that many people are not officially "unemployed" because they are not actively looking. Many of them would really like jobs.

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17
Jun
2018

NOW FOR HIRING SUCCESS

What works in a very tight labor market? There are basics for both employers and employees. Check this.

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16
Jun
2018

ULSTER-GREENE ARC

Tammy Paquette, recruitment manager for The Arc. Ulster-Greene, New York and Tony Marmo, president and owner of Normann Staffing at a recent job fair for youth in Ulster County. The nonprofit Arc of Ulster-Greene supports 1,300 people with disabilities and gives them opportunities to experience full lives.

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15
Jun
2018

NEW TAX INFORMATION

Most everyone will be a winner when it comes to the new federal income tax legislation says Glenn Noakes, CPA and supervisor at RBT certified public accountants and consultants.

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14
Jun
2018

WHAT'S BEHIND 150 YEARS OF SUCCESS

How has a the Rondout Savings Bank remained a successful cornerstone of the community for 150 years? "Two words," Normann Staffing's Tony Marmo told HVNN\n at the May 30thKingston celebration of the bank's anniversary. "Customer service."

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13
Jun
2018

MULTICULTURAL HISTORY

History doesn't stop with just one event. And as you've noticed, Normann Staffing likes to get around our Hudson Valley. Here,Kingston Mayor Steven T. Noble (left), speaks on radio with WKNY Radio Kingston Tutto Italiano hosts Nick Alba (center) and Tony Marmo (right)

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12
Jun
2018

FAST FORWARD @ SUNY ULSTER

We had the privilege of meeting with SUNY Ulster Community College students in Prof. Sean Nixon�s Design Program. And yes, it was all about taking the step from the campus to career. Here, Normann Staffing President Tony Marmo speaks to the art and science of job hunting.

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11
Jun
2018

Job Fair Season

It's job-fair season and we at Normann Staffing are out in full force. We're at multiple career fairs, screening those ready to re-join the workforce, people ready to move up the ladder, and new arrivals.

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1
May
2018

Orange County B2B Expo

We enjoyed meeting business colleagues from more than 75 other businesses and organizations at the April 10 Orange County Chamber of Commerce B2B EXPO.

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1
May
2018

Radio Days

Normann Staffing President Tony Marmo (2nd from left) shown hosting WGHQ Community Radio, one of multiple on-air opportunities in recent weeks. Tony was also featured on HVNN recently.

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1
May
2018

Tips on How to Find a Job

HVNN.com guest reporter and beloved radio personality, Mark Bolger, interviewed Normann Staffing President Tony Marmo who provided tips on how to find a job.

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1
May
2018

Questions You Should NEVER Ask a Job Candidate

What are the questions it's illegal to ask a job candidate? What are the three questions you should always ask? These are among the topics covered when New Normann Staffing Speakers Bureau made its debut last month at the April luncheon of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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1
May
2018

But What ARE the Forbidden Interview Questions?

It’s illegal to ask about race, gender, nationality, religion, military status and age.

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1
May
2018

What Are The Secrets of Hiring Great People in the Toughest Job Market in Decades?

Book our new Speakers Bureau and find out. With know-how from more than 30 years of recruiting and today’s digital front lines, The Normann Staffing Speakers Bureau is offering engaging 40-minute interactive presentations on how to meet today’s hiring challenges and find great people.

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1
May
2018

Jason Elliot Joins Normann Staffing

Jason Elliot of Highland has joined Normann Staffing as a staffing specialist, responsible for supporting clients with full- and part-time, permanent and temporary personnel.

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1
May
2018

Health Alliance

Saluting our Client of the Month: Health Alliance, Westchester Medical Center Health Network, a long-term client for both office and healthcare personnel. Tony Marmo, president of Normann Staffing and Marianne Salerno, director of recruitment & retention, human resources.

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1
May
2018

New Paltz Job Fair, May 2nd

Kathy Prizzia, executive director of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tony Marmo, president of Normann Staffing, are teaming up for a May 2nd multi-employer Job Fair.

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30
Mar
2018

Dutchess County Job Fairs

We are participating in another multi-employer job fair on April 17th from 9 a.m.-12p.m. at the Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie.

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30
Mar
2018

What You Should Never Say When Interviewing & Principles of Hiring Well, APRIL 10

Join us for lunch in New Paltz on Wednesday, April 11th, when Normann Staffing’s President Tony Marmo presents “How to Hire the Right Employee” at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce. Learn what to say and what you should never say when interviewing!

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30
Mar
2018

Employee Testing Services

In addition to recruiting, Normann Staffing is also available to evaluate employee candidates for clients. The service includes capabilities evaluation, background checks and drug testing. Contact us for details.

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30
Mar
2018

Visit Us in Orange County, April 10

Let’s meet! Normann Staffing is exhibiting at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Business to Business EXPO 2018.

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30
Mar
2018

Family Services

Chris Pels, director of human resources and risk management for Family Services, and Tony Marmo, president of Normann Staffing, at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie discussing the April 26 Family of the Year Awards Dinner. We’ll be there!

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30
Mar
2018

Today's Job-Hopping Market

Recent studies reveal we’re in a job-seekers market. With low unemployment, frequent job-hopping has become the norm, and employers are pressured to raise pay to keep workers. Quite a different scenario from a few years ago.

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17
Mar
2018

We're in a Fair State of Mind

To help clients compete in this job-hopping market, Normann Staffing is out and about at job fairs and business events. We’re meeting people looking to move up, re-enter the workforce and explore opportunities. We’re scouting candidates for your next openings!

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17
Mar
2018

On the Air

We do what it takes to find you great people. Normann Staffing recently finished a series of radio spots on WBPM. “There has never been a better time than 2018 to get a new job!” says Norman Staffing CEO Tony Marmo.

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17
Mar
2018

Employee Report: Clients Pleae Take a Bow

We recently surveyed the employees that we place with you, our clients. They like us as their employment agency. And surprise! They like you, the clients!

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17
Mar
2018

Winter Community Dinner and Conversation

A wonderful February get-together with neighbors at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, with thanks to the Kingston YMCA Farm Project, Hudson Valley Currant, Ulster Corps, Family of Woodstock, Bread Alone and support from AT&T.

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17
Mar
2018

Ulster County Shines

County Executive Mike Hein, spoke in February to a packed Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce membership Breakfast, setting forth a list of local government challenges and policies to address them.

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17
Mar
2018

Business Issues

Ken Pokalsky, vice president of The Business Council, outlined key business issues of 2018 to members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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17
Mar
2018

Helping Haiti

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17
Mar
2018

Networking to Work

The PNP Ulster meeting in New Paltz.

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17
Mar
2018

2017 a Good Year it Was

2017 was a good year for Normann Staffing, says Tony Marmo, president. The business more than doubled since we acquired it in May 2014, but the past\n year saw a dramatic change.

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17
Jan
2018

SUNY Ulster Gets an A+ as Normann Staffing's Client of the Month

Shown above, Ulster Community College President Dr. Alan P. Roberts and Normann Staffing President Tony Marmo with Milly Slater, one of the staffing agency employees at the college. Normann Staffing has been providing temporary full- and part-time workers since 2001.

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17
Jan
2018

Paid Family Leave: New Requirement and Help From Normann Staffing!

Beginning this year NY State private employers must secure paid family leave insurance, and Normann Staffing is available to provide personnel to fill in when your people take leave.

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17
Jan
2018

Mixing It Up

Business After Hours Mixer by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, featuring a menu by the culinary-trained chefs at Brookmeade Community, a senior living retirement community in Rhinebeck.

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17
Jan
2018

Cheering Up

Normann Staffing joined a large number of Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, members at the December Contact Breakfast with performances by the Arlington High School Holiday Brass Choir, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School's "The Prez Men," Poughkeepsie High School Chorus, and Roy C. Ketcham High School Chamber Choir. Chocolate milk cocktails were provided by Hudson Valley Fresh, the dairy cooperative.

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17
Jan
2018

Our Own Holiday Fun

Here’s a glimpse into the Normann Staffing core team enjoying a December Holiday Party with employees who support our clients.

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17
Jan
2018

Saluting Rondout Savings - Client Testimonial of the Month

In a new feature making its debut this issue, we’re saluting clients that we’re proud to support. We were delighted to welcome James F. Davenport, president and chief executive officer of the 149-year-old community bank, at Normann Staffing headquarters in Kingston.

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Nov
2017

How to Avoid the Hiring Mistake Every Company Makes

There is one hiring mistake that virtually every company makes. It’s so prevalent that most don’t even realize they’re doing it. The mistake? Let’s say a new vacancy or some other internal change occurs, and the job search begins.How’s that a mistake?

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20
Nov
2017

Celebrating Heritage

Normann Staffing's Owner and President, Tony Marmo joined forces with other volunteers to celebrate the Italian American Festival, early October on the Kingston Waterfront.

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20
Nov
2017

Keeping Up

We took part in the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, attending the second of three local-government pre-election candidate forums.

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20
Nov
2017

Business Recognition Awards

We participated in the Ulster County Business Recognition Awards 2017, presented by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance.

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20
Nov
2017

Buy Local, Hire Local

Normann Staffing is deeply involved in our regional business communities. Just recently, we played a Chamber of Commerce double headerÑtwo regional chambers; same day; both sides of the river.

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29
Sep
2017

Business Card Exchange

Great networking! Chamber of Commerce mixers, breakfasts, luncheons and ribbon-cuttings provide good opportunities for networking. But nothing beats a Business Card Exchange!

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22
Sep
2017

Looking For a Few Good People? We're Here to Help[

Recent media reports underscore what we’re seeing first hand. There are more jobs than people qualified to fill them. This makes employment agencies more important than ever.

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20
Sep
2017

How a Staffing Firm Helps

At Normann Staffing, we are distinguished as the employment agency “where people make the difference.” That’s true now more than ever—in an era where prospective workers are in tight supply and the human touch has given over to technology.

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18
Sep
2017

See Your Job Candidates as Consumers

The world’s most successful companies understand that today’s candidates are approaching the workplace as if they are shoppers. Therefore, for hiring success, it’s important to create a great customer experience.

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16
Sep
2017

Impossible vs. Insane

Here at Normann Staffing we like to tell clients we’ll meet their impossible staffing needs right away, but the insane requirements will take a little longer!

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28
Aug
2017

Economic Development Report

The Mid-Hudson region has the lowest unemployment in New York State, according to Howard Zemsky, President and CEO of Empire State Development & Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development. That’s the good news.

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21
Aug
2017