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The Board of Directors of Haggar Clothing Co. announced today the promotion of two longtime, outstanding senior executives.  Michael Stitt, formerly President of Haggar's highly successful Canadian business, has become the Company's Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board.  Tim Lyons, formerly President of Haggar's U.S. wholesale sales operations, has become the President of Haggar.

With AB 1754 California aims to open job opportunities for makeup artists, who choose to get certified, that are currently unavailable under existing law while at the same time providing proper protection mechanisms to the public's health and safety

Assembly Member Tony Mendoza introduced AB 1754 that aims, through voluntary certification, to open job opportunities for makeup artists who are not cosmetologists or estheticians and desire to work in salons, spas or other makeup artistry employment venues such as wedding and special events. Current State law prohibits artists who are not licensed from practicing their profession in those areas. The bill also aims to provide protection to the public from the unsafe practices of untrained practitioners that spread diseases and infections. The bill will allow for the passive absorption of current qualified practitioners.

Men's Wearhouse announced today that it has once again been named as one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Men's Wearhouse was commended for ongoing activities including:

  • Weaving employee training and development into its corporate culture
  • Fostering a strong appreciation for its on-site tailors
  • Honoring distribution center workers through an Employee of the Month program
  • Offering fully paid sabbaticals
It is common for professional stylists to take an indirect path towards a career in fashion. Some get involved in fashion styling after a stint in journalism, while others make a switch after having worked in the area of fashion retail. There are many different routes leading to a career in fashion styling, but a young Polish woman has chosen a rather unconventional path by blogging her way to a successful career in styling.

The national unemployment rate continues to stagnate at a crushing 9.1%, but there was GOOD news recently when 100 unemployed women in Philadelphia received complete makeovers as winners of Style Me Hired, a community relations program created by small business owner Marc Voci.

Robert Half International (RHI), the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm, recently completed its ninth annual suit drive benefitting Dress for Success and other nonprofit organizations that provide low-income job seekers with interview-appropriate attire.

Perry Ellis Division Management Changes

Perry Ellis, a division of Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY), announced that John Crocco has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Crocco has been the brand’s creative director overseeing design and merchandising for the full range of Perry Ellis lifestyle products, including men’s apparel and accessories.

Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO of Perry Ellis International, said, “John Crocco has been integral to the continued growth and diversification of the Perry Ellis brand. He has been a valued member of the Perry Ellis family and we wish him well as he pursues new opportunities.”

This past year has been a good one for Perry Ellis and with strong momentum moving into fiscal 2012, expansion into new international markets as well as organic growth within the U.S. is increasing the brand’s global presence.

The company said a search is currently underway for a new creative director.

Maybe they should post this creative directory job opportunity at the fashion job search website.

DealFun.com takes an important step in giving back to the community by using the success of its brand new shopping-auction site to create winning opportunities for women through charitable support. DealFun has supplied the Dress for Success® Vancouver organization with brand-name clothing from top designers, enabling countless women to find jobs and economic independence.

Tuxedo manufacturer G. Alexander l.l.c. bets on consumers' desire to buy Made in the USA with their debut tuxedo collection. The G. Alexander Tuxedo Collection, debuting August 9, 2011 at the International Formalwear Association Expo 30 in Las Vegas, is a complete reversal of current industry thinking. Michael Priest, managing partner and director of sales, had this to say: "Choosing to manufacture our tuxedos in the USA was an easy choice. American workers are far and away the best in the world. Making tuxedos in America gives us the ability to work side by side with the designers, seamstresses and everyone involved in the process, while at the same time securing American jobs with every tuxedo made."

Higher salaries, job mobility, and a strong emphasis on "quality of life" benefits are redefining the job market in retail and fashion, according to 24 Seven's Fifth Annual Salary Survey.  The survey, conducted in collaboration with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), queried more than 2,000 professionals across the U.S. in all sectors including design, sales and marketing, merchandising, product development, operations, e-commerce and store level.

The national women's specialty apparel retailer, Dots, was recently recognized as a top employer in Northeast Ohio and named to Cleveland Plain Dealer's Top Workplaces list for the second year in a row.  

Quick Fashion Sketching Tips

Drawing your own fashion designs can be as easy as picking up a pencil and paper, as long as you follow some pointers to get you started in the right direction.  Following are a few important tips on how to make your sketches right for the industry, whether you want to jumpstart a career in fashion design or you're simply passionate about fashion and art:
Contest winner to join UK retailer Jack Wills and the "Seasonnaires" in Santa Barbara for Exclusive Polo Event

Retailer Jack Wills, has announced that the winner of its "Best Summer Job in America" contest will join the festivities at the Foundation Polo Challenge to benefit The American Friends of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry and Polo Training Center of Santa Barbara on July 9th.

UNIQLO is proud to announce it will open its third New York City location at 31 West 34th Street. The 34th Street store is set to open late in the fall of 2011, following the opening of the largest UNIQLO Global Flagship in the world on New York’s prestigious Fifth Avenue in early fall 2011. These stores will join the current UNIQLO location in Manhattan’s Soho district.

24 Seven Inc., the global talent recruitment agency for creatively-driven industries, announced its partnership with Beauty on Call's Retail Staffing Practice, a Chicago-based agency whose beauty-centered service offering includes retail freelance staffing.

There are a variety of lessons that a fashion design and merchandising degree program can teach you that you can't expect to learn out in the field.  The fashion industry is cutthroat and proper training can give you the ultra-competitive edge you need to be successful.
With an increasing number of women unemployed and looking for work, dressbarn's annual "Send One Suit Weekend" program aims to remove a fundamental hurdle for those women in need seeking a job: having the proper outfit to wear for the job interview.

The ninth annual clothing donation program will run from February 24-27, with drop-off sites at over 825 dressbarn (Nasdaq: ASNA) locations across the country.  The national apparel retailer, geared towards the working woman, has teamed up with Dress for Success, the international non-profit organization that supports female economic independence to collect articles of professional attire, which in turn will be donated to women looking to gain a job or who are trying to re-entering the workforce.

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