Carter & Burgess Hires Commercial Property Development Specialist
William Lotz has joined Carter & Burgess as a senior development manager in the Atlanta Building Programs Unit, specializing in civil engineering and permitting services for commercial-development sites nationwide.
Lotz has 22 years of experience in commercial-property development. He has provided project management, civil engineering, contract administration, permitting and site-development solutions for commercial development sites including restaurants, convenience stores, retail facilities and industrial buildings. Lotz is a Certified Construction Contract Administrator through the Construction Specifications Institute.
Penney Honored for Workplace Diversity
Dallas, J. C. Penney Co. was honored at this year’s Corporate Equality Index Awards for the company’s perfect score on the 2007 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The index is the only nationally recognized measure of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workplace equality. As part of this recognition, J.C. Penney will be included on HRC’s “Best Places to Work” list as well as the organization’s annual “Buying for Equality” guide.
“Inclusion and diversity are integral to our goal of making J.C. Penney the preferred choice for a retail career,” said Michael Theilmann, executive VP and chief human resources officer for J.C. Penney.
HRC honored the chain for its implementation of comprehensive workplace policies and associate benefits, such as domestic partner benefits, comprehensive diversity training sessions and an associate affinity group.
Jones Apparel Cuts Nearly 300 Jobs
Charleston, S.C., Adivision of Jones Apparel Group Inc. will close its distribution operations in Berkeley County, S.C. early next year, laying off nearly 300 workers, the company said on Friday.
The center was opened in 2000 by McNaughton Apparel Group, which was purchased in 2001 by Jones Apparel Group. Jones Apparel later built a second facility.