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November 2, 2010

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News Brief Sponsored by WG Security Products, Inc.

Friday Focus-
Neil Watanabe
CFO, Anna's Linens

Vendor Spotlight
Matt Steinfort
President & CEO, Envysion

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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NRF Investigators Meetings:


Nov. 2, 2010
NRF LP Professional Development Conference Call

hosted by the
Women in LP Caucus

2:00 pm Eastern

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June 13-15, 2011
NRF LP 2010 Conference and EXPO
Dallas, TX

NYC Regional ORC Conference
Nov 2, 2010

at Bloomingdales
Hosted by Universal Surveillance Systems Contact

Save the dates!

Sunday, March 6-March 9, 2011

2011 Asset Protection Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Hotel & Spa
1900 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
For more information,
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Art Silva was promoted to Vice- Head of Operations North America at Esprit with Loss Prevention reporting to his position.

On Friday in Reno, NV, a Wal-Mart employee, off and on for 9 years, buys handgun ammunition and an hour later shoots three co-workers in the same store and surrenders to police after 6 hours held up in the store office.  (Source Associated Press)

In 2009, the average company lost nearly 5% of its revenue to fraud by employees according to the 2010 Report to Nations on Occupational Fraud & Abuse with 90% of the incidents being Asset Fraud- stealing company resources- and averaging $135,000 per company.  Financial fraud, which only makes up 5% of all cases of corporate fraud, averaged $4 million according to the Association of Fraud Examiners (CFE) and companies should be using the same technologies that authenticate external customers to monitor employees and watch for inside attacks.  (Source

Expect air cargo crackdown on security procedures after the parcel bombs were found on US-bound air freight.  Expect oversized X-ray machines to screen cargo in the future. (Source (Source Associated Press)

Skimming threat continues to grow with ATM's, stand-alone credit card readers at gas stations and supermarkets and even Red Box found credit-card skimmers installed last year on machines in three cities.  (Source

There are literally thousands of online fraudulent pharmacies purporting to be a "Canadian pharmacy" and offering Canada's drugs to Americans, but in reality there are only approximately 100 that can be verified as licensed Canadian pharmacies online. These other companies usually market their services via spam and masquerade as a genuine Canada pharmacy. They often display fake third-party accreditation marks and bogus pharmacy licenses.  (Source

Publix 3Q reports same store sales up 2.7% with sales up 3.5%
Winn-Dixie 1Q reports same store sales down 2.8% with sales down 2.3% and a loss of $76.1 million.  (Source

A&P is trying to secure a new term loan of $100 million, but has another loan of $158 million that comes due in June and one Citibank analyst following A&P, Susan Anderson, says "
they are burning so much cash, if things continue at the rate they have been, it won't be enough for the long term."  (Source

Oracle Corp. and archrival SAP AG will argue in an Oakland court over how much SAP should pay for a subsidiary that stole Oracle customer-support documents from password-protected Web sites.  SAP has acknowledged the theft, but said it didn't know it was happening until after Oracle sued in 2007. SAP has since shut down the problem subsidiary. The fight now is over the size of damages.  (Source Associated Press)

Retailers who sell the latest "Halo" or "Call of Duty" video game to children would face substantial fines under a law being considered by the Supreme Court.  The justices will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to reinstate a California ban that would make it illegal for retailers to sell or rent violent video games to anyone under the age of 18. Parents could buy the games and give them to their children, but retailers who sold them to minors could face fines up to $1,000.  (Source Associated Press)

Wal-Mart is planning a price war on TV's starting this Saturday that could make last year's price war "look like kids play."  (Source Associated Press)


The NYC ORC Conference hosted by USS is Nov. 2, 2010
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Job Opening Company Location Origination

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp.

Pittsburgh, PA

Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Charleston, SC Sears Holdings Corp.
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential


Downing & Downing
Assistant VP Security Confidential

Southern, CA

Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential San Antonio, TX Downing & Downing

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening Company Location Origination
Asset Protection Mgr/Multi-site The Home Depot Baltimore, MD LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Schenectady, NY LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Springfield, IL LPJobs

Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp Novi, MI LPJobs
Asset Protection Mgr/Multi-site The Home Depot Washington, DC LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Gautier, MS LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Philadelphia, PA Monster
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Raleigh, NC Monster
District LP Mgr Kohl's Orange County, CA Careerbuilder
Regional LP Mgr Pacific Sunwear Dallas, TX SimplyHired
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. Astoria, NY Jobfox
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Davie, FL Jobirn
Regional LP Mgr Rainbow USA New Orleans, LA GetLPJobs
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JCPenney Bronx, NY Jobfox
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Springdale, OH
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Akron, OH

Freddy Torres was promoted to Director LP Financial Analysis for CVS Caremark
Sam Reichmann was promoted to Investigations Manager North East for Radio Shack
James Russell was named District Loss Prevention Manager for Big Lots   
Juan Madrid was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for CVS
Steve Ecsedy was named Area Loss Prevention Manager for Ross Stores

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The worst question to hear from an employer is "what are your salary expectations?"  The best answer is not to give one.  Most don't do well with this question and tend to shoot for the moon at the beginning and that's exactly the wrong time to even try.  Certainly, the employer is trying to determine if they can afford you, but really they're trying to see how realistic you are and how committed you are to their position.  Going into the interview, you already know their range and if they can afford you so play it smart and wait for an offer before you even think about your number because at the end of the day it's all about how much they want you and how much you want them that drives the right number for both of you.

Good Luck
Gus Downing

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