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The application process for the September apprenticeship class has closed. Applications will be accepted for the January class from August 2nd until December 1, 2016. Applications will be taken Tuesday through Thursday at the IEC office from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Former IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter past president Allen Pennington passed away July 20th at the age of 82. Allen was an integral part of IEC from 1968 when he established Pennington Electric, Inc. He was very active in the chapter and served as President in 1980.

What??? A 64-year old man and his son hatched a plan to sneak a condom filled with urine into a drug-screening test. The father and his son, 30 years-old, face charges, according to court records. The father is charged with furnishing drug-free urine, and his son is charged with possessing an instrument of crime and furnishing drug-free urine.

It’s not too late to get training for your employees to fill skills gaps. Our chapter is partnering with Tarrant County College, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County and Texas Workforce Commission for a grant to do just that.

Question: Is an employee who reports a reading/writing disability covered under a protected class? Are there suggestions on how to handle if this employee reported this after receiving a written reminder for performance related issues when no prior notice had been provided to HR either verbally or in writing. The employee in this instance has been employed by the company for 8 years.

Ineffective risk management could give you plenty of wrong things to measure. We live in a measurement-focused society: how many; how far; how fast; how much more, or less, than last year. Popular thought often asserts that if it’s not measurable, it’s not a worthwhile goal. How can you justify spending time and money on something you cannot prove or quantify? On the surface, that may not be easy, but consider the following:

Like most business owners, you are concerned primarily with running your day-to-day operations and growing your business—oftentimes, planning for your retirement may be secondary. According to a study of small business owners, less than half (47 percent) of the business owners surveyed had a way to save for retirement that was set up through their business. Twenty-eight percent were not saving at all!

Applications will be accepted until July 28th for the 2016-2017 school-year. Applications will be taken Tuesday through Thursday at the IEC office from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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