The Paulding school district in Georgia will negotiate with Southern Management System to adopt a hybrid cleaning model for its schools, where school janitors will work alongside workers from the private company. The one-year contract, starting July 1, is expected to cost $6.8 million.
Events D.C. has approved a $297,250 increase in funding for Bolana Capitol Enterprises' cleaning contract at the St. Elizabeths' Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington D.C. The contract for the year is now $677,250.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has awarded Performance Maintenance Inc. a five-year, $52 million cleaning and supplies contract. PMI subcontractors Tsay Professional Services and Kleen Tech Services were also part of the contract.
Connecticut is poised to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023 after the Senate gave final approval on Friday and Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, said he would sign the bill into law. The bill would allow business owners to offer a training wage of $10.10 per hour to some workers under age 18.
By being a little discerning, a smart small-business owner can generate good public relations for their business without a large investment, writes Kalin Kassabov, founder and CEO of ProTexting. He offers advice on how to pitch stories to the media, write press releases, create video content and leverage Facebook and Instagram stories to drive engagement levels.
Leaders in high-pressure environments can be effective if they prioritize respect for team members, offer feedback and praise, and solicit their input, writes Art Petty. "People do incredible things for leaders who care for them," he writes.
Balancing quality work with efficiency doesn't need to cause a headache. BSCAI Board of Directors member and Vice President Eric Luke shares his secret for delivering the best results--both for his clients and his company. Read more.
BSCAI is excited to award a $3,000 scholarship to one professional member (building service contractor) or their child to use toward higher education. Applications are due June 15. Get more information on the application, eligibility and scholarship details.