Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 26, 2012

Business in Brief: 10/26/2012

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
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Pavilions' job fair

Traverse City — Registration is required and due today, Oct. 26, for a Grand Traverse Pavilions Job Fair for direct care staff. No calls or walk-ins will be accepted after today.

The fair's "Meet and Greet" times are 8 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. It is specifically for certified nurse aides, universal workers and individuals interested in training to be a nurse aide.

Clean Up, Green Up

Traverse City — Michigan Green Consortium will hold its seventh "Clean Up and Green Up" free community-wide recycle, repurpose and reuse event on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of American Waste's facility, 280 Hughes Dr. It is held two times a year the morning following the time change and encourages area residents to bring difficult-to-recycle items, things that have salvageable components or materials, and items that can be repurposed or reused to one central location for collection.

For details and a comprehensive list of accepted items and items that will not be accepted, visit www.cleanupgreenup.com, visit Clean Up and Green Up on Facebook, or call 947-1688.

Customer Service class

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College is holding a two-day training for front-line staff Nov. 20 and 27 from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

The class provides training in practical skills and ideas for delivering excellent customer service for those in the hospitality and foodservice industries to build positive relationships with customers.

Instructor Megan Raphael, executive director of the National Writers Series and president of Courage Project, has extensive experience in business management and organization.

The cost is $149 per person, with discounts on three or more. NMC Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for $10; please request when registering. Call 995-1700 for more information or to register. Find details about this and other professional development offerings at www.nmc.edu/ees.

Apple misses Wall Street 4Q expectations

NEW YORK — Apple missed Wall Street earnings expectations for the second straight quarter, as iPad sales fell short of analyst forecasts.

The slowdown in the growth of iPad sales was not unexpected, as the rumor mill correctly predicted that Apple Inc. would launch a smaller, cheaper iPad. It announced that device, the iPad Mini, on Tuesday.

Sales were also hurt by slowing growth in China. Apple's sales in China more than doubled in fiscal 2010 and in 2011. Growth in the July- September quarter was also slow in economically troubled Europe.

Net income in the fiscal fourth quarter was $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per share. That was up 24 percent from $6.6 billion, or $7.05 per share, a year ago.

Analysts polled by FactSet were expecting earnings of $8.84 per share.

Revenue was $36 billion, up 27 percent from a year ago. Analysts were expecting $35.8 billion.

The Cupertino, Calif., company sold 26.9 million iPhones in the quarter, at the high end of expectations, and 14 million iPads.