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November 15, 2010

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

Matt Steinfort
President & CEO, Envysion

Pat Quinn
Managing Director of
Creative Options,
a Protiviti Company


FRIDAY FOCUS
Barry Grant
Sr. VP LP & Operational Support
CPI Corp.

Jodie Murphy
Sr. Mgr. Investigations
Gap

Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team



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Burlington Coat Factory shoplifter in Kenner, Louisiana, on Saturday flees and, while being pursued by police, drowns.  (Source officer.com)

Wayne McBrian, Dir. of LP for Brookstone, is putting together the session on Identity theft for the upcoming NRF Loss Prevention Show in June.

Approximately 25,000 grocery workers in the Seattle area have voted to reject a contract offer from employers and gave union leaders the authorization to call a strike.  This  would impact Safeway, Supervalu-owned Albertsons, and Kroger-owned Fred Meyer and QFC in the greater Seattle area.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Lowe's 3Q reports same store sales up 0.2% with revenue up 2% with profit up 19%.  (Source Associated Press)

Retailers are changing their Thanksgiving Day strategies with Sears open Thanksgiving Day, Wal-Mart opening an undisclosed number of stores at midnight and Toys 'R Us opening its stores at 10pm on Thanksgiving Day.   (Source Associated Press)

Loehmann's files for bankruptcy protection.  (Source Associated Press)

Federal study released yesterday at the American Heart Association conference shows that women with stressful jobs are equal to men and more likely  than women with less job strain to suffer a heart attack or a stroke.  (Source Associated Press)

U.S. District judge in Michigan heard arguments Friday in the case of a medical marijuana user claiming Wal-Mart wrongfully fired him after testing positive for the drug.  The former employee, who had worked there for 5 years, was given the drug test after injuring his knee at work and the positive results only indicated drug use in recent days or weeks.  The former employee was registered with the state of Michigan to use the drug to treat symptoms of an inoperable brain tumor and cancer.  Wal-Mart argues the most important issue is the ability of employees to work safely.  (Source Associated Press)

A 48-year-old Phoenix man sentenced to 5 years in prison in connection to eBay fraud scheme of selling thousands of items on eBay using fraudulent accounts.  (Source Associated Press)


$9.6 billion in Fraudulent returns in 2009
22nd Annual Retail Theft Survey = 1 million shoplifters in 2009
NRSS Survey: Retailers lose $91.8 million a day & $3.8 million an hour in shrink

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eBay ReinfeBay Reinforces Fraud Prevention Week

Scams come in many forms: a knock on your door, through the post, a call on your phone, a text message on your mobile, via email and over the internet. The US National Institute of Statistics estimates that nearly one in four people in the world have fallen for an internet phishing scam where scammers use electronic communication such as emails to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as trustworthy. The top five scams involve internet purchases, bogus prizes, counterfeit cheques or money orders, relationship websites and dodgy loans, De Lima says. By knowing the signs of a scam, people are less likely to respond, he says. Act MP Heather Roy said when launching this year's Fraud Awareness Week that ignoring the scam set up is the best way to avoid the hook. "By responding, you let the scammer know you're there. By ignoring them, you fool the scammer; you fool them into believing you don't even exist, meaning they can't take your money," Mrs. Roy said. Click for full article.

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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Corporate LP Mgr HD Supply Orlando, FL HD Supply

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

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

California

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

Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Spokane, WA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Laredo, TX LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Cedar Rapids, IA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Frederick, MD LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr American Girl Kansas City, KS LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Newark, DE LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Springfield, MO LPJobs
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Cape Coral, FL LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Carbondale, IL LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Dickson City, PA LPJobs

LP Distribution Center Mgr

Family Dollar Duncan, OK LPJobs
Loss Prevention/Safety Mgr Navy Exchange New Orleans, LA LPJobs
Loss Prevention/Safety Mgr Navy Exchange Bangor, WA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Gap Inc. Outlet Miami, FL KODA.US
Regional LP Mgr GNC Kansas City, KS HotJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Dollar General El Paso, TX HotJobs
AP Business Partner Target Houston, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Herald Square New York, NY SimplyHired
Loss Prevention Mgr Dollar General Lubbock, TX SimplyHIred
Regional LP Mgr CVS Pharmacy Cleveland, OH PharmacyJobCenters
Dir, Health, Safety & Environmental Company Confidential Cleveland, OH Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Carousel Center Syracuse, NY RetailGigs
Field Loss Prevention Mgr OfficeMax San Antonio, TX CareerBuilder
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Oakwood Eau Claire, WI Indeed
Regional LP Mgr Limited Brands California SimplyHired
District LP Mgr TJX Companies Phoenix, AZ Jobirn
Loss Prevention Mgr II Staples Houston, TX RetailGigs
Facility LP Mgr VitaminShoppe United States Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Swatch Group Weehawken, NJ HotJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Silver Lake Coeur d'Alene, ID Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Orange, CA SimplyHired
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Huntington, NY SimplyHired
Director LP East Jefferson Hospital Metairie, LA AssetProtectionJobs
Director LP Marriott Orlando, FL AssetProtectionJobs
AP Manager/Multi The Home Depot Philadelphia, PA AssetProtectionJobs
AP Manager/Multi The Home Depot Washington, DC AssetProtectionJobs
AP Manager/Multi The Home Depot Baltimore, MD AssetProtectionJobs
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Staten Island, NY AssetProtectionJobs
 

Jim Stephens named Regional Investigations Team Leader for Target

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Social networking sites have in essence dissolved any distance between the professional and the personal life of an executive.  They enable employers to see every aspect of one's life at any given moment and can show historical patterns that resumes may not overcome in the future.  What a person does on the net stays on the net, what is written will be read and, as time goes on, background checks will include social networks that go well beyond Linkedin.  On the flip side, one could do well to maintain a sense of professionalism in every thing they do on the net and their profiles.

Good luck,
Gus Downing

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