Ground has been broken on the new runway project at the Fort Lauderdale airport, which is expected to significantly increase the aviation traffic in the region as well as airline jobs and technical crew jobs.
The $790 million runway was launched on Monday, with executives from the Federal Aviation Administration and Broward County attending the ceremony. The Broward County Mayor, John Rodstrom, said that the commencement of works was incredible to see, particularly as the project has been some 18 years in the making.
“This has been a topic that has been debated more in our chambers over the last decade than any other topic,” he said.
As a radiology technician, you will be accountable for preparing patients prior to taking x-ray images of the internally affected area inside their bodies, while preventing an excessive amount of radiation from making contact with them and you. You will also develop and process the x-rays before sending them to a radiologist who interprets any abnormalities they may or may not be seen on the x-rays. If a radiology technician neglects to properly refine the x-ray pictures, then a misdiagnosis could occur, and a patient would not be properly treated.
The most recent Reed Job Index data highlights growth in demand for new staff in 2011 compared with 2010. According to Reed, this trend was largely driven by demand for technical staff, such as engineers and IT and telecommunications specialists, with an annual increase in job vacancies of more than 40% across these roles.
At the same time, demand for staff in construction, accountancy, sales, leisure and tourism all rose at rates higher than the average 17% increase.
Unsurprisingly, decline was reflected in the figures for public sector activity, with demand in that sector 15% lower than during the same period in 2010, and at one-third of its 2009 level.
Meanwhile, demand for staff in financial services fell slightly in December 2011 to a little below its level of 12 months earlier, although it is still above its level two years ago when the index began.
Seasonal drops in vacancies across many sectors brought about month-on-month falls in December compared with November, although the downwards trend was bucked by activity in the hospitality and purchasing sectors.
Sweeping changes have been made to the rules governing how much time US commercial pilots must have off between shifts, to ensure that the pilots are in optimum conditions for flying.
The changes were announced by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday. They now require pilot jobs to provide at least a 10-hour rest period for workers before a flight duty period – up from the eight hours required by the previous rules.
The Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, said that the changes would also require for commercial pilots to have the opportunity of having eight hours of uninterrupted sleep during the 10-hour resting period. Read more…
Nurse practitioner jobs are positions held by qualified nurses who are authorized to practice as certified physicians. Patients can seek medical examination and treatment from these professionals in their clinics. In states where the law prohibits practitioners from practicing independent of physicians, they work as employees in the physician’s clinics and can offer treatment and prescriptions under the physician’s guidance.
Nurse practitioners diversify their operations and can function as therapists in different conditions. They are preferred in therapeutic treatments since they can combine treatment and therapy services.
George Osborne announced in his emergency Budget in June 2010 that, with effect from April 2011, pensions would be uprated using the consumer prices index (CPI) instead of the retail prices index (RPI). Public sector unions challenged the decision, saying that it was unlawful.
However, a High Court judgment today stated: “The use of RPI has in the past been merely current practice.
Virgin Australia has announced plans to create 250 new aviation jobs, after already registering “encouraging” financial signs early in the financial year.
The airline’s chief executive, John Borghetti, said that the carrier was in an excellent position in its three-year “game change” initiative, which aimed to make it increasingly attractive to more corporate and government clients.
He made the comments in front of the company’s shareholders at their annual meeting in Brisbane. Borghetti characterized the $65 million net loss last year as “disappointing”, but explained that their strategy was well on the way to countering this. Read more…