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.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released on July 12 its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2016.
Are you one of the 27% of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year? The odds of landing one – and getting paid more – are in your favor, according to CareerBuilder’s 2017 Midyear Job Forecast. The nationwide study reveals a significant year-over-year jump in the percentage of companies hiring full-time, part-time and temporary or contract workers from July 1 through Dec. 31. More than half of employers anticipate offering higher starting salaries for new employees and the majority indicates that bigger paychecks won’t just be for high-skilled workers, they will extend to entry-level workers as well.
Global entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil announced on July 6 the acquisition of New-York-based Blue Man Productions, a global live entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. The acquisition of Blue Man Group considerably widens Cirque du Soleil’s audience pool, adding to their portfolio six resident productions established across the U.S. and Germany, as well as a North American and a world tour.
WNET, parent company of New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of New Jersey’s Public Television Network, NJTV, has announced the launch of #DaysofDelays, a new multi-platform transit initiative addressing significant transit delays this summer. In anticipation of Amtrak’s emergency track work at Penn Station beginning on July 10, and with repairs impacting NJ Transit, Long Island Railroad and New York City MTA, the initiative will provide commuters throughout the tri-state area with support and resources during the anticipated 44-day service interruptions.
Lucid Motors announced on July 10 that the company’s Lucid Air Alpha Speed Car had completed its second high-speed test run and achieved a top speed of 235 mph. The test was conducted at the Transportation Research Center (TRC) in Ohio. Lucid fitted one of its Lucid Air Alpha prototypes with a roll cage in preparation for a series of high speed tests intended to explore the limits of the platform and uncover any behaviors that may not be discovered in lab testing.
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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