Actyl Group to Help Companies with Latest Changes to AINP

Pilot project allows for increased allocations for foreign workers in the foodservices industry.

Edmonton, AB, Canada (September 17, 2013) -- Actyl Group, a leading recruiter for the Canadian labor market, has announced that it will help businesses and organizations make the most out of recent changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

The changes, which come as part of the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, include increasing the foreign worker allocation limit per restaurant location until November 28, 2013. Actyl Group is ready to leverage its expertise in this area to help companies complete the proper documentation to take advantage of the pilot project.

"This is a big opportunity for foodservice companies to find, recruit and hire dependable, skilled foreign workers for their restaurant locations-but you have to act fast," said Dr. Linda West, president of Actyl Group. "This program is only available until late November, and it takes some time to fill out and submit the necessary paperwork. The team at Actyl Group is happy to assist with this complex process."

As part of the pilot project, foodservice industry employers may apply for at least one candidate per each restaurant location, and up to 20 percent of the location's current workforce. For example, if a restaurant currently has 25 employees, it may nominate as many as five foreign workers. If 20 percent of the current workforce results in a partial figure, it will be rounded up to the next highest full number.

The pilot is open to employers that are both new to hiring foreign workers and those that have been approved for AINP in the past, although the positions must be full time and fall under the categories of food and beverage server, food counter attendant or kitchen helper.

In addition to the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, AINP's 2013 Hotel and Lodging Additional Allocation Initiative has temporarily removed this year's per-location allocation limit for front desk clerks, food and beverage servers and room attendants. Until the end of the year, employers may apply for as many foreign candidates as they need in these three areas.

"The labor shortage in western Canada has many employers looking to other countries to fill needed positions," said West. "This is a great effort being made through AINP, and one that will help boost the economy of Alberta and the rest of the country."

Actyl Group, with offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary, offers international workforce solutions that help its clients resolve difficult human resources issues and find highly qualified workers from across the globe. To learn more about the company and the services it offers businesses and organizations, visit

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T5 Data Centers Signs Lease with Financial Services Customer at T5@Kings Mountain Campus

Financial Institution Turning to T5 as Experts Who Can Deliver Customized, Resilient Data Center Infrastructure.

Kings Mountain, NC, USA (September 17, 2013) -- T5 Data Centers today announced that a global financial services company is the newest tenant to sign a lease for data center space at the T5@Kings Mountain campus.

The customer has signed a 10-year turn-key lease for an undisclosed amount of critical load. The lease gives this customer occupancy of half of one of the campus' powered building shells. The financial institution selected T5 Data Centers because of the company's ability to completely customize the facility's design to meet their specific requirements, resulting in a data center with a very robust and redundant infrastructure that ensures uninterrupted uptime. Leasing space at the T5@Kings Mountain campus will give the customer complete control over their data processing environment. They have dedicated and isolated computing space for absolute security.

"We are seeing more financial institutions from the Northeast coming to T5 for data center solutions that can be customized, offer greater reliability and better security at a reasonable price," said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5 Data Centers. "Our Kings Mountain facility is ideally located, since it is in the same time zone and close to the Northeast and has a solid fiber connection with multiple providers including long haul fiber connectivity from AT&T & Level 3. We anticipate other financial institutions to follow the customer's example because of our low Risk location, High Quality Data Center Space and our Customized Solution."

Other factors that make T5@Kings Mountain an attractive data center location are the low cost of occupancy and the low cost of power. Duke Energy has a dedicated 180 MW substation servicing the Kings Mountain data center campus delivering stable, low-cost power. The campus also uses underground concrete encased duct bank system for secure reliable power delivery. Additionally, state and local tax incentives offer up to 100 percent abatement on data center equipment and software.

The T5@Kings Mountain data center campus features turn-key, power shell and build-to-suit options within the 280-acre campus. The geographic location has a low occurrence of both natural and manmade disasters and the buildings are structurally enhanced to withstand winds up to 185 mph. The core and shell is LEED certified.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an "always on" computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland and Colorado. All of T5's data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

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Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
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