Briefs Dec. 8-11, 2007 |

Briefs Dec. 8-11, 2007


PCMR Benefit Day tickets valid through Dec. 25

Park City Mountain Resort has extended the ski dates for its 2007 Benefit Day. The resort also announced Thursday that Benefit Day tickets are sold out and the resort raised $50,000 for the Park City People’s Health Clinic. Pre-purchased tickets can be used any day of the week from Friday, Dec. 7 through Tuesday, Dec. 25. The deadline for purchasing tickets was Dec. 7, however, those who did purchase tickets have been given an extended time to use them through Dec. 25, due to snow conditions and low ticket sales, a statement announced. However, since the Benefit Day tickets were only valid as a day lift pass for Dec. 7, PCMR reminds its customers to visit the ticket office to exchange the ticket for an extended ticket.

For additional ticket information, contact the Park City People’s Health Clinic at 615-7822 or .

Local HSA office to hold Health Saving Accounts seminar

A presentation on Health Savings Accounts will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 8 a.m. in the conference room next to the local HSA office in the Bellemarc Building on Sidewinder Drive.

Health Savings Accounts can be useful tax savings vehicles for people whose medical expenses are not otherwise deductible. They are also useful for people who want to put away more money for retirement tax-deferred or tax-free than currently allowed. Finally, they are useful for small employers who want to provide health insurance for their employees at a minimal cost, a press release states. The meeting will also include a free breakfast.

Those interested in attending the meeting should e-mail Jim Druffner at Seating is limited. The first 14 people who respond will be admitted. However, if there is enough interest, HSA will hold additional presentations. For those interested in hearing about future meetings, e-mail Druffner for notifications.

ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report

The American Staffing Association (ASA) announced last week that employment growth in the staffing industry stabilized in November after rapid growth in September and October, according to the ASA Staffing Index. The index increased to 110 during the week of Oct. 15 through 21, the highest level it has reached since the Index was publicly introduced in the summer of 2006. It maintained that level during the week of Oct. 22 through 28, and then decreased slightly to 109 the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 4. It held steady at 109 for the two subsequent weeks, from Nov. 5 through 18, prepared statement reads.

The ASA promotes legal, ethical, and professional practices for the $87 billion U.S. staffing industry. ASA members account for 85% of U.S. staffing industry sales and operate more than 15,000 offices throughout the nation. Three million Americans go to work for America’s staffing companies every business day.

Released three days before the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment situation report, the ASA Staffing Index offers a preview of BLS’s nonseasonally adjusted data for temporary help employment. Data for the index are gathered by iLoyalty, an independent research firm based in Portland, OR. For more information, visit .

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