On PR Newswire: Resume Blunders, Netflix Watchers, Gap Designers
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
Fact: Finding a job can be stressful. Job seekers are often up against tens, if not hundreds, of other applicants for a position. The pressure to have their resumes jump out from the stack in front of employers is high, and that can often result in getting a little too creative or perhaps outright fabricating. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than 3 in 4 HR managers (77 percent) report having caught a lie on a resume, and, in addition to embellishments, CareerBuilder’s survey reveals other outlandish and costly mistakes candidates have made. See the full release to see the other errors and mistakes employers have found on resumes.
Johnson & Johnson on Sept. 15 announced a definitive agreement to acquire Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories, for $4.325 billion in cash. AMO reported sales of $1.1 billion for 2015. The acquisition will include ophthalmic products in three business segments: cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery and consumer eye health. See the full release to learn more about the details of the merger.
Netflix releases the latest set of hooked episodes and it turns out nothing brings the world together like thrilling mysteries, young love, family drama and criminal behavior. Also, dogs… The world’s leading Internet TV network expanded last year’s research to look at more than 30 additional series on a global scale (viewing spanned six continents) to pinpoint the episode that took watchers from casual to committed — that is, the episode that kept 70% of viewers watching through a first season’s end. In doing so, Netflix discovered viewing behavior — and fandom — is quite universal. See the full release to learn more about how viewers watch programs on Netflix.
Drug Positivity in U.S. Workforce Rises to Nearly Highest Level in a Decade, Quest Diagnostics Analysis Finds
Following years of declines, the percentage of employees in the combined U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs has steadily increased over the last three years to a 10-year high, according to an analysis of nearly 11 million workforce drug test results released today by Quest Diagnostics. The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index examines illicit drug use by America’s workforce based on an analysis of de-identified results of more than 9.5 million urine, 900,000 oral fluid, and 200,000 hair laboratory-based tests performed nationally by the company for employers in 2015. The findings were unveiled Sept. 15 at the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA) annual conference being held in Louisville, Ky. See the full release to learn more about the report.
Gap Launches its Fifth Limited-Edition Collection with GQ Featuring the All-Stars of the Best New Menswear Designers in America
Gap is pleased to release the new exclusive menswear collection of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program and its fifth year of partnering with Gap, this year’s collection features the best-of-the-best All-Stars who have gone on to build successful careers with their distinct take on American menswear. “Gap is thrilled to celebrate this milestone and bring to life the visions of these talented designers,” said Wendi Goldman, executive vice president and chief product officer for Gap. “They are true All-Stars who have played an important role in shaping contemporary American style and we couldn’t be prouder to offer their signature takes on menswear with this new collection.” See the full release to learn more about the new collection.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.