March 23, 2013 in Business

Silverwood hosting job fair for seasonal work

From Staff And Wire Briefs
 

Silverwood Theme Park north of Coeur d’Alene will hold job fairs today and next Saturday to help fill 1,200 seasonal jobs.

Positions range from entry level to supervisory and include ride operators, lifeguards, food and beverage workers, housekeepers, retail positions and games employees.

The company will conduct interviews between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

Candidates first can fill out applications at www.workatsilverwood.com. They are advised to “come dressed to impress” to the job fairs.

Training will begin in April, and Silverwood will open weekends in May and daily in June.

Questions: Silverwood Human Resources department, (208) 683-3400 ext. 4, or email hr@ silverwoodthemepark.com.

Silverwood is the largest theme and water park in the Northwest.

Local consulting firm joins national firm

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene-based real estate consulting firm Auble, Jolicoeur & Gentry Inc. has changed its name, joining national firm Valbridge Property Advisors.

It now uses the name Valbridge Property Advisors | Auble, Jolicoeur & Gentry Inc.

Privately held Valbridge is based in Naples, Fla. The Spokane office is the 42nd local group to join its network. The local firm opened its Spokane office in 1984.

Valbridge is owned by its local practice leaders, not by a brokerage firm, investment firm or outside investors, a news release noted.

Senior Managing Director Bruce Jolicoeur said the decision was in response to customer desire for working with a national firm. The arrangement also gives the local offices access to national data and technology services, Jolicoeur said.

Goodyear debuting new blimp next year

AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear is building the first of a new generation of its iconic blimps.

The tire maker said Friday that the blimp built in Germany by ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik will be assembled at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar near the company’s headquarters in Akron.

Construction will take up to seven months. Airship certification and crew training are planned for early next year.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says the new blimp will be larger, faster, more maneuverable and carry more passengers than its current fleet.

Non-English Web address suffixes OK’d

NEW YORK – The agency in charge of Internet addresses says it’s given preliminary approval for 27 new suffixes – all in Chinese, Arabic and other languages besides English.

They are the first approved out of nearly 2,000 bids submitted last year. The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers previously said it was reviewing the non-English bids first. ICANN expects additional approvals in the coming weeks.

The new suffixes could be available for use as early as the middle of the year.

Proponents of the new suffixes hope the expansion will lead to online neighborhoods of businesses and groups around specific geographic areas or industries and help non-English speakers avoid typing English domain names like “.com.”

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