On PR Newswire: Lady Gaga World Tour, Teacher Salaries, Office Romances
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.
Lady Gaga will be traveling the globe with the Joanne World Tour starting on Aug. 1 in Vancouver, BC and Sept. 22 in Barcelona with a series of concert dates throughout Europe and the UK before returning to North America in November and December this year. Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. See the full release for tour dates and ticket info.
Number of Workers Reporting Office Romances at a 10-Year High, Finds Annual CareerBuilder Valentine’s Day Survey
Romantic relationships amongst coworkers may be more common than you think—and the numbers may be on the rise. According to CareerBuilder’s annual Valentine’s Day survey, 41 percent of workers have dated a coworker (up from 37 percent last year and the highest since 2007). Additionally, 30 percent of these office romances have led to marriage, on par with last year’s findings. See the full release for learn more about office romances.
Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global provider of imagery and music and HubSpot, a leading inbound marketing and sales software company, announced this week that they have entered into a strategic partnership that will bring thousands of curated high-quality images from Shutterstock’s collection to HubSpot customers worldwide. Images will be available to all HubSpot customers who use the platform to run and optimize their marketing strategies across landing pages, websites, blogs and social channels. See the full release to find out more about the deal.
Teachers in states like Alaska and New York are being paid on average almost double the salaries of their peers in Mississippi and Oklahoma, according to a study just released by GOBankingRates. The study utilized the Bureau of Labor Statistics latest data, compiling average elementary, middle, and high school teacher salaries by state.”While no one enters the teaching industry for the money, our study findings reveal some rather large income discrepancies depending on where in the country teachers live,” said Kristen Bonner, lead researcher on the study. See the full release to find out where teachers make the most and least amount of money.
LG Electronics on Feb. 7 broke ground for its much-anticipated LG North American Headquarters campus in New Jersey. The start of construction for the 350,000-square-foot, sustainably-designed building in Englewood Cliffs marks a major milestone for the $300 million project, which has been in the works since 2009. The new corporate campus at 111 Sylvan Ave. will allow LG to double its local employment to more than 1,000 by 2019, while creating more than 2,000 much-needed New Jersey construction jobs in the shorter term. See the full release to learn more about the milestone.
IBM Launches “Digital – Nation Africa”: Invests $70 Million to Bring Digital Skills to Africa with Free, Watson-Powered Skills Platform for 25 Million People
IBM is investing $70 million (approximately ZAR 945 million) in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. The initiative, “IBM Digital – Nation Africa,” provides a cloud-based learning platform designed to provide free skills development programs for up to 25 million African youths over five years, enabling digital competence and nurturing innovation in Africa. This is part of IBM’s global push to build the next generation of skills needed for “New Collar” careers. “New Collar” is a term used by IBM to describe new kinds of careers that do not always require a four-year college degree but rather sought-after skills in cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, cloud, and much more. See the full release for more details.
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