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ADP: 281,000 Jobs Added in June; 36,000 in Construction

Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment

Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment

The U.S. economy spiked in June, adding 281,000 jobs, according to the today’s employment report from payroll-processing firm ADP and their partner Moody’s Analytics. This is up from May’s report of 179,000 and April’s revised number of 205,000. “Judging from the job market, the economic recovery remains fully intact and is gaining momentum,” said chief economist Mark Zandi in a press release.

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Written By: Caroline Massie

Graph from: Maggie Goldstone

Source: Architect Magazine

Marketing Associate for Architectural Lighting Design Firm

About You:
1. Excellent at efficiently writing for business development
2. Able to use social media efficiently
3. Looking for a 2-3 day a week commitment, which can grow into a full-time position
4. Able to handle deadlines efficiently
5. Able to work well with others
6. Able to follow standards and direction
7. Able to generate unique and exciting new marketing approaches
8. Bright and energetic
9. Super positive attitude

Job Description Includes:
1. Creating marketing newsletters
2. Creating and maintaining a social media presence
3. Maintain website with updated marketing content
4. Follow up on proposals and leads

Skills Required:
1. Education background in graphic design, marketing, public relations, architecture, or a related field
2. Proficient with Adobe graphic design software InDesign & Photoshop
3. Strong organizational skills
4. Minimum of 2 years work experience

About Us:
We are an award-winning international architectural lighting design firm, with offices in the US and Asia. We are located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We are a no holds barred, creative team that is doing some of the best international work in our field in the world. We are down-to-earth, hard working and more than a little fun.

Visit our website for more information about us at www.awalightingdesigners.com

If you feel that you have the required skills & disposition for this job, please email your resume and portfolio of sample work to newyork@awalightingdesigners.com

Immediate employment. Salary commensurate with skills, attitude and experience.

Architectural Lighting Designers Wanted

Award winning and Internationally reputed Architectural Lighting Design Firm seeks highly motivated, creative & hard working professionals with a strong passion for lighting and architecture.

Full-Time positions available:
Senior Designer, Designer, Design Assistant.

Application Requirements:
Resume and work samples in a single file of no more than 5 MB.
Only submissions with “Senior Designer”, “Lighting Designer” or “Lighting Design Assistant” in the subject line will be reviewed.

Qualifications Requirements:
For Senior Designer, Designer:
The individual can have a background in lighting, electrical engineering, architecture, interior design, and/ or project management.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop, and InDesign is a requirement.
Good communication skills and a great work ethic required.
Writing skills, research skills and experience with preparing super-quality design presentations are a plus.

Experience Requirements:
Senior Designer:
Minimum of 5 years total experience required.
Must have minimum of 3 years experience in the lighting field.
Architectural/ Architectural Engineering/ Electrical Engineering Degree required.

Minimum of 1 year experience required in the lighting field.
Architectural/ Architectural Engineering Degree required.
Theater experience a plus.

Design Assistant:
Individual should have proven skill with AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop, InDesign. Minimum of 1 year experience required at an architectural or lighting design studio. Must be able and willing to assist with Admin tasks, when required.

AWA follows a transparent system of rewarding individuals with strong performance, hard-work and a great work ethic. There is ample room for growth for performing individuals.

Studio is located in Green Point, Brooklyn.
Please visit www.awalightingdesigners.com to see some of our completed projects.
Please send resume and work samples to newyork@awalightingdesigners.com

GHANA: Bamboo bikes in high demand

A bamboo bikes initiative in Kumasi – Ghana’s second largest cosmopolitan city – is scaling up the production of high-quality multi-purpose bicycles for the Ghanaian, European and US markets. Bamboo is the fastest growing canopy for re-greening of degraded lands. It also provides nutrition for humans and animals as well as helps improve air and water quality.

But in Ghana, a local bamboo bike industry is emerging to deliver a sustainable and affordable form of transportation that satisfies local needs and suitable for export. Compared to the production of traditional metal bicycles, bamboo bikes require less electricity and no hazardous chemicals.

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Click here for the Initiative’s website

Written by:Kofi Adu Domfeh

Source: Africa News