Difficulties in Recruiting Lead to a Growing Temporary Work Force

By Hedley Lawson
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:41 AM NEW YORK—Some 76 percent of companies are using contingent labor to enhance their work force and close talent gaps, according to the Definitive Guide to Building a Better Workforce report released by Adecco Staffing USA. The study surveyed execs regarding the types of talent  needed, the skills that are most difficult to find and how they’re using  labor and recruiting methods to strengthen their work forces.

Nominate An Influential Woman in Optical Today

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

VSP Global Announces the Promotion of Nicola Zotta as Marchon’s President

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global has announced the appointment of Nicola Zotta as president of Marchon Eyewear, effective June 1, 2016, following the retirement of Claudio Gottardi.

Honorees Added For Aug. 2 Accessories Council ACE Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Ray-Ban will be honored as Brand of the Year while actress Julianna Margulies and Daniel Lawson, “The Good Wife” costume designer will receive the Style Influencer Award as part of the ACE Awards.

Walmart Awards Bausch + Lomb Supplier of the Year

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, announced that Walmart has presented the company with the 2015 U.S. Supplier of the Year Award in Consumables and Health & Wellness.

ABB Optical Group’s Angel Alvarez Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalist in Florida

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, announced that Angel Alvarez, founder and CEO of ABB Optical Group, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in Florida.

What Will New Federal Overtime Rules Mean for Your Business?

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When the final rule becomes effective on Dec. 1, 2016, an estimated 4.2 million white collar workers will become entitled to overtime pay when they work extra hours and wages for workers will increase by $12 billion over the next 10 years, according to the White House. To find out the particulars of the overtime rule and see how it might affect your business, read the full story in HR Corner.

What Will New Federal Overtime Rules Mean for Your Business?

By Staff
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:08 PM NEW YORK—The U.S. Department of Labor  recently announced the highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act. When the final rule becomes effective on Dec. 1, 2016, an estimated 4.2 million white collar workers will become entitled to overtime pay when they work extra hours, according to the White House.

Larry Clark Named CEO of iCare Health Solutions

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:21 AM MIAMI—iCare Health Solutions has announced the appointment of Larry Clark as the company’s new CEO. Clark assumed the responsibilities last month and will continue to report to Dr. Sidney J. Stern, OD, president and chairman.

Luxottica Retail Establishes New Eyecare Leadership Structure

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:30 AM MASON, Ohio—Luxottica Retail has created a new Retail Optical North America (RONA) eyecare function, “aimed at making Luxottica the brand of choice for doctors,” VMail has learned.

Nominations Open for VM’s 2016 Most Influential Women in Optical

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July 18 issue, marking the 14th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

Frank 'Uncle Frank' Fontana, OD, Selected for St. Louis WWII 'Honor Flight'

By Staff
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:00 AM NEW YORK—Legendary optometrist, Frank Fontana, OD, known with great fondness as “Uncle Frankie” to hundreds of ODs, colleagues and friends in the vision care field, has been selected to take part in the WWII “Honor Flight” roundtrip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. on May 24.

Marcolin USA Names Chris Robinson SVP Optical Channel and Tom Carberry SVP Commercial Operations

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:30 AM SOMERVILLE, N.J.— Marcolin USA has appointed Chris Robinson as the company’s new SVP of sales for the optical channel and Tom Carberry as SVP of commercial operations.

Pauline Kang Named 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellow

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) will present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Pauline Kang, PhD. Dr. Kang—an optometry graduate student and faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

ClearVision Optical Celebrates Fred Friedfeld in Second Annual Founder’s Day

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:15 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical celebrated its second annual founder’s day on May 6 in honor of Fred Friedfeld with a commemoration at its Hauppauge location. Fred, whose birthday was May 6, would have celebrated his 89th birthday this year.
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