New Hampshire Business Newsreel
May 20. 2014 8:27PM
GM recalls another 2.42 million vehicles
DETROIT — General Motors said on Tuesday it is recalling another 2.42 million vehicles in the United States, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to more than 15 million.
The No. 1 U.S. automaker also said it is doubling the charge it expects to take in the second quarter to about $400 million, mostly for recall-related repairs. GM did not immediately indicate whether vehicles outside the U.S. market were affected.
The Detroit company said the latest affected vehicles are covered by four recalls, raising the number of U.S. recalls this year to 29. That includes the high-profile recall of 2.6 million vehicles to replace defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.
U.S. Chamber, Red Sox host job fair for vets
BOSTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Boston Red Sox, along with lead sponsor Call of Duty Endowment and General Electric, are hosting the “Hiring Our Heroes – Boston,” a hiring fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Fenway Park for active duty military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reserve components, and military spouses.
More than 35 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses. Job seekers who pre-register for the hiring fair will be issued a game ticket from participating employers for tonight’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays. To receive a ticket at the fair entrance, proof of service (e.g., military ID, DD Form 214) and photo ID are required.
The event will also include a free GE employment workshop at 8:30 a.m. that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques.
Job seekers should register for free at hiringourheroes.org. Walk-in job seekers also are allowed. Veterans must provide proof of service.
Northeast Delta Dental Foundation supports dental van
CONCORD — The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation recently awarded a grant to help support operating costs of a new dental van that will be operated by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England and the Saving People’s Smile Dental Center.
“We are happy that we are able to support these two organizations through this new collaborative project,” said Kathleen Walker, treasurer of the foundation. “The dental van supports the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation’s mission to increase access to and the quality of oral healthcare and education in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.”
The dental van is used in the community to provide dental services to underserved children at no cost to their families.
To learn more about Saving People’s Smile visit http://savingpeoplessmile.org/ or call 219-0770.