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Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

HONOLULU — www.altres.com — Hawaii’s thriving construction industry and demand for experienced industrial workers has prompted ALTRES Staffing, Hawaii's largest and most-trusted staffing agency, to extend its newSaturday hours until August 23. ALTRES Staffing in Pearl City at 850-B Kamehameha Hwy. #162 will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in addition to its regular business hours. All four other ALTRES Staffing offices to resume regular business hours.

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Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Pearl City location extends its new Saturday hours until August 23 HONOLULU — www.altres.com — Hawaii’s thriving construction industry and demand for experienced industrial workers has prompted ALTRES Staffing, Hawaii's largest and most-trusted staffing agency, to extend its new Saturday hours until August 23. ALTRES Staffing in Pearl City at 850-B Kamehameha Hwy. #162 will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in addition to its regular business hours. All four other ALTRES Staffing offices to resume regular business hours. “There is a surplus of jobs in the construction industry and our clients are in need of qualified industrial helpers at all levels. Because of the success of our Pearl City location’s Saturday hours, we’ve decided to extend through August 23,” said Shani Silva, industrial staffing division manager of ALTRES Staffing. “Now is the ideal time to either pick up a side job for extra income, or land that dream job you’ve always wanted.

American Red Cross: Volunteers needed! (Big Island)

American Red Cross: Volunteers needed! (Big Island)

The Hawaii Red Cross is seeking volunteer instructors to teach our health and safety courses (i.e. first aid/CPR/AED, etc.).  More info below.  If interested, they need to go on redcross.org/hawaii and register as an Adult Volunteer. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in coaching, learn leadership skills, improve self-confidence and give back to the community.   

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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

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Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling On News Media And Public Access To Criminal Trials

High Court Rebukes Judge Who Held Secret Sessions During Trial of U.S. State Department Special Agent Accused of Murder in Honolulu

HONOLULU –  In a ruling that media attorneys say is one of the strongest endorsements in the country regarding the right of the news media and the public to have access to criminal trial proceedings, the Hawaii Supreme Court sided with Hawaii’s only statewide daily newspaper – the Honolulu Star-Advertiser – and Hawaii News Now (a CBS and NBC affilitate) and rebuked a Circuit Court judge who held closed on-the-record hearings with attorneys in one of Hawaii’s highest-profile trials.

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii CEO Allen Uyeda Retiring On July 31, 2014

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii CEO Allen Uyeda Retiring On July 31, 2014

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is preparing to bid aloha to Chief Executive Officer Allen B. Uyeda, who will be retiring on July 31, 2014. Jeff Shonka, who was named FICOH president on January 1, 2014, will succeed Uyeda as the new CEO effective August 1, 2014.

“It has been a remarkable journey steering Hawaii’s oldest and largest insurance company through some important chapters in its 103-year history,” Uyeda said. “Over the past 19 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with FICOH’s associates and partners to create the future for our company and the community. We’ve had months to prepare for this transition, and I am confident that under Jeff’s leadership, FICOH will continue to fulfill its commitment to its customers and community for many years to come.”

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Named One Of Nation's Top 50 Property & Casualty Insurance Co.

HONOLULU – For the sixth consecutive year, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has been named to the Ward’s 50 group of top-performing property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies in the United States.

“We are proud to receive the distinction as one of the top 50 financial performers of all P&C insurance companies in the United States,” said First Insurance CEO Allen Uyeda, who is retiring at the end of July. “As the oldest and largest insurance company in Hawaii, we strive to provide superior services to Hawaii’s residents and businesses – a philosophy that has been part of our practice since 1911, and one that I have personally strived to achieve over the past 19 years. I am extremely humbled and honored to work alongside a strong team and want to thank our valued associates, agency partners and policyholders for contributing to our strength and long-term success in the Hawaii market.”