Job fair in Littleton
LITTLETON — New Hampshire Employment Security will sponsor a job fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its 646 Union St. office.
Those looking for work or seeking a career change should plan to attend and see what employers have to offer qualified candidates.
Participating employers will be: AMC, Littleton Coin, Tender Corp, Personal Touch Home Aides, Mountain View Grand Resort, Omni Mount Washington Resort, Allstaff, Vermont Department of Corrections, Centerplate at Cannon Mountain, Genesis, Reed & Reed, Westaff, Secure Network Services, Grafton County, WMCC/Work Ready and Walmart.
Job Fair employers will be winding down their presentations during the last half hour of the event, so attendees should arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. All should have employment history information with them, as well as resumes and reference information, if available.
Lowe’s to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement
WASHINGTON — Lowe’s Home Centers , the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice said Lowe’s had also agreed to implement a new compliance program at more than 1,700 stores nationwide.
Lead exposure can cause a range of health problems, from behavioral disorders and learning disabilities to seizures and death. Young children are at the greatest risk because their nervous systems are still developing.
Lead-based paint was banned in the United States in 1978 but remains in many older homes and apartments. Dust hazards can occur when the paint deteriorates or is disrupted during home renovation and remodeling.
Illinois investigates Herbalife as federal, state probes grow
BOSTON — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office said on Thursday it is investigating Herbalife Ltd, joining other state and federal probes of allegations that the weight loss and nutrition company is running a pyramid scheme.
Herbalife shares fell 0.3 percent to close at $55.10, reversing earlier gains.
Madigan’s office was urged to look into the company months ago by civil rights groups, which claimed it was a pyramid scheme targeting minorities. Hedge fund manager William Ackman was the first to call Herbalife a fraud and placed a $1 billion bet against the company in 2012.
The company denies the allegations.
, and high-profile investors such as Carl Icahn, George Soros and Daniel Loeb have supported the company in the past by taking stakes.