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Meltwater wins Comparably awards for “Best Global Culture” and “Best Sales Team”

SAN FRANCISCO, April 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of three Comparably Awards for “Best Global Culture,” “Best Sales Team” and “Best Product & Design Team.” Meltwater ranks number five for “Best Sales Team” and in the top 50 for both “Best Global Culture,” and “Best Product & Design Team alongside companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook, based on data compiled from 10 million employee ratings across 60,000 U.S. companies.

For the past 20 years, throughout its global expansion and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Meltwater has put its culture and employees at the center of its business. In a year with much uncertainty, supporting employees, promoting work-life balance and prioritizing personal and professional development have been key priorities for the company.

John Box, CEO of Meltwater said: “We’re excited and honored to be recognized for our global culture, Product and Sales teams, fueled by the reviews of our incredible employees around the world. At Meltwater, our goal is to give our employees the tools they need to grow, develop and feel fulfilled by their work. Our people and culture are central to everything that we do, and we look forward to continuing to create a workplace where all employees feel inspired to do their best work every day.”

“Based on employee feedback, it is clear that Meltwater’s strong corporate values are not just words on a website,” said Comparably CEO Jason Nazar. “The company’s positive culture is the foundation of day-to-day life across its 50+ offices. The organization’s multiple category wins, in the midst of the pandemic of the last year, solidifies it as one of the best places to work around the globe.”

Comparably Awards are based on sentiment ratings anonymously provided by employees about their workplaces in multiple categories on Comparably.com during a 12-month period. Rankings were determined based on a combination of questions in 20 core culture metrics, from compensation and career growth to leadership and work-life balance—providing a comprehensive look at what it’s really like to work at Meltwater.

Meltwater was also named a “Best Company for Happiness” and “Best Company for Women” by Comparably in 2020. The team is actively recruiting in a variety of exciting roles around the world to continue to grow and expand the team. To learn more about the open opportunities, please visit the Meltwater careers website.

About Meltwater

Meltwater was founded in 2001 as the world’s first online media monitoring company. Today, we are a global leader in media intelligence and social analytics, helping to bridge the gap between Public Relations, Communications and Marketing departments with an intuitive, all-in-one solution powered by AI-driven insights. Over 30,000 of the world’s most respected brands rely on Meltwater to help inform their strategic decision-making, and with over 55 offices across six continents, Meltwater is a truly global partner. We are also proud to support the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a pan-African entrepreneurial program & incubator, fostering the next generation of African tech talent. Learn more at meltwater.com.

About Comparably

Comparably is a leading workplace culture and compensation monitoring site that provides the most comprehensive and accurate representation of what it’s like to work at companies. Employees can anonymously rate their employers in 20 different workplace culture categories, providing the public a transparent and in-depth look at the experiences workers have based on their gender, ethnicity, age, department, experience, location, education, and company size. Since launching in 2016, Comparably has accumulated 10 million ratings across 60,000 U.S. companies. The platform has become one of the fastest-growing SaaS solutions for employer branding and trusted third-party site for workplace and salary data, including its annual Best Places to Work series.

Media Contact:
Kelly Costello
Communications Manager
kelly.costello@meltwater.com

WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings to Announce First Quarter 2021 Results on April 29, 2021

PHOENIX, April 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: WSC) today announced that it will release its first quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, April 29, 2021 after the markets close.

Chief Executive Officer, Brad Soultz and Chief Financial Officer, Tim Boswell will host a conference call and webcast on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the results.

The live call can be accessed by dialing (855) 312-9420 (US/Canada toll-free) or (210) 874-7774 (International). A live webcast will also be accessible via the “Events & Presentations” section of the company’s website www.willscotmobilemini.com. An archived version of the webcast will be available for 60 days following the call.

About WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings

WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings trades on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC.” Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the Company is a leading business services provider specializing in innovative flexible workspace and portable storage solutions. WillScot Mobile Mini services diverse end markets across all sectors of the economy from a network of approximately 275 branch locations and additional drop lots throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Additional information can be found on the company’s website at www.willscotmobilemini.com

Contact Information

Investor Inquiries:

Nick Girardi
nick.girardi@willscotmobilemini.com

Media Inquiries:

Scott Junk
scott.junk@willscotmobilemini.com

WHO Warns of Rising COVID Cases, Cites Vaccine Complacency

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is warning that COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising globally, partly because of complacency setting in that vaccines will stop the spread of the disease. The latest WHO report confirms more than 133.5 million cases of coronavirus infections, including nearly 3 million global deaths.

Data show a worrisome uptick in coronavirus cases and deaths in all regions of the world, with Africa slightly less affected than other regions. The World Health Organization attributes this rise to several factors, including an increase in coronavirus variants, failure to practice public health measures and the resumption of so-called normal life when people emerge from lockdown.

Another problem says WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris is a growing complacency that the availability of vaccines will soon end the crisis.

“People are misunderstanding that, seeming to think that vaccination will stop transmission. That is not the case. We need to bring down the transmission while giving the vaccination the chance to stop the severe disease and the severe deaths,” Harris said.

The WHO reports nearly 670 million doses of vaccines have been administered globally. However, most of those doses have been given in wealthy countries. Furthermore, the WHO warns there is a critical shortage of vaccines.

Harris said some countries cannot start COVID-19 inoculation campaigns because of the serious shortfall of doses, especially in developing countries.

“So, again, what can be done about it? Doubling down on the public health social measures. Truly understanding we have to keep on social distancing, we have to avoid indoor crowded settings. We have to keep wearing the masks, even if vaccinated,” she said.

The good news, Harris added, is preliminary results from countries such as Britain show that vaccination programs have averted very large numbers of deaths.

However, until most of the world is vaccinated, she said people must not let down their guard. They must remain vigilant and practice the few simple public health measures that have been shown to work.

Source: Voice of America

Amalfi Coast Suffers Economic Losses Due to COVID-19

AMALFI, ITALY – For tourists planning a trip to Italy, the Amalfi Coast has been a dream destination. For decades, visitors from around the world have come to this beach resort to enjoy the view from its spectacular coastline and crystal blue waters, its picturesque towns that dot the coast, the friendliness of the locals and the exquisite food.

In the last year, though, the Italian economy has been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak with the country’s gross domestic product falling by about $178 million, a drop of 8.9%, according to a report by Legacoop, an association of more than 10,000 companies present throughout the country with activities in all sectors. The report described 2020 “the most catastrophic year in times of peace,” not only for Italy but for the entire world.

The World Tourism Organization said the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a near-complete standstill, estimating a decline in international tourism of more than 70% in 2020, taking it back to the levels of 30 years ago.

Like major art cities in Italy, the Amalfi Coast was not spared the economic fallout and was hard hit by the lack of tourists. The tourism sector is estimated to have lost about $63 billion in the past year due to travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the pandemic. Hotels, restaurants, as well as shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs have been forced to close for weeks and months, resulting in losses to their businesses. In some cases, locals say, up to an 85% loss.

Giovanna Solimene runs a very well-known ceramics factory in Vietri sul Mare, west of Salerno, located at the beginning of Amalfi’s coastal road. Simple designs of typical Amalfi Coast products like its fish and lemons served in colorful plates, cups and jugs have always been a great attraction and popular gifts. She says the last year has been very tough.

It was a year to forget, Solimene said, because work has been much slower and difficult.

Fortunately, online orders kept her business afloat. But many other businesses, Solimene said, were forced to close and are unable to reopen.

Salvatore Aceto is the owner of a large lemon farm that has been in the family for six generations. In normal times, the farm used to produce 50 to 70 tons of lemons per year. This area is well known for its lemons. But according to Aceto, at least half of their business doesn’t come from the lemons they grow but from the tourists who visit, many from the United States.

“Amalfi Coast, without tourism, I think, we are most poor because no work, no business, nothing,” Aceto said.

Tourists toured the farm, took cooking classes, and bought produce made with lemon juice or rinds. All of that is now gone. Aceto echoed the sentiments of many in Italy’s Amalfi Coast, saying there is only one way to move forward.

“We are waiting [for] the vaccine,” Aceto said. “Without the vaccine, we can’t restart. Now we need vaccines.”

Although Italy has felt the economic downturn with the drop in numbers of tourists visiting the coastline, both business owners are hopeful that the Amalfi Coastline will bounce back with the vaccine rollout.

Source: Voice of America