Tag: Contacts

Business analyst urges using friends, contacts to help look for work during pandemic

NORFOLK, Va. – It is all about who you know, that’s according to financial and business analyst Dominick Miserandino. He said that notion is more true now as many are still unemployed, due to layoffs and furloughs, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said those friends, contacts, or former colleagues you may know or worked with in the past could help you in your job search. That process is known as networking.

“I always love helping others and I like helping others because I do believe in business,” Miserandino said. “It’s smart business.”

Dominick Miserandino has worked at top positions for several companies. He’s done plenty of hiring and even referrals from people who have simply reached out.

“It is difficult and awkward at times to make that first call, but that’s one of the first tips I tell people is to not be scared, make that first call,” he

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KKR to buy online contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts

(Reuters) – KKR & Co Inc has agreed to acquire 1-800 Contacts from investment firm AEA Investors LP, the online contact lens retailer announced on Wednesday, in a deal that a source said was worth more than $3 billion.

Buyout firm KKR, which is looking to cash in on growing demand for digital sellers, earlier this year bought a majority stake in Coty Inc’s professional and retail hair unit and Dutch vacation parks firm Roompot.

Like many e-commerce companies, the Draper, Utah-based 1-800 Contacts has seen its customer base and sales surge during the COVID-19 pandemic, as customers turned to its online services due to virus-led closure of brick-and-mortar stores.

In contrast, revenue at eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica and U.S. optical store chain National Vision Holdings Inc nearly halved in the second quarter.

“KKR brings scale, unlike what we have had previously. At this stage of the growth of our business,

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