EMPLOYERS from across the north are being urged by Business in the Community to release their employees for the annual 'Be a Saint Day' on Friday March 16 to help a range of charities through volunteering.
DESPITE more than 420,000 jobs in Northern Ireland, ranging from typists to bankers, at risk of being replaced by technology in the next 10 years, automation also provides significant opportunities to "reskill and reconfigure" the workforce.
A NEW express bus service between Belfast and Derry in direct competition to Translink - and in turn linking the north west directly with Glasgow - has moved a step closer after an apparent climbdown by the Department of Infrastructure.
BELFAST retail marketing agency Velocity Worldwide has won an international award at the Street Fight Local Visionary Awards in Los Angeles for its personalisation and insight technology platform, Darius For Retail.
THE business community wholeheartedly agrees that restoration of the local Executive is the best way forward for Northern Ireland and will continue to support efforts to deliver that, regardless of the many bumps along the road.
LUXURY breakfast granola producer Just Live a Little in Portaferry has won business with Auchan in France, which is the 11th largest food group in the world, with a significant presence in 15 countries and employing more than 300,000 people.
THE boss of Belfast's latest newest hotel, the 237-bedroom Maldron at Brunswick Street, said he is anticipating a "much better than expected" start to bed-nights, with corporate and leisure traffic ahead of projections.