December 2, 1989 |
One of the top-ranking American executives at Hakuhodo Advertising America Inc. said Friday that he was fired "without merit" and may sue the company for what he called a "history of discrimination against Americans" at the agency. "I deeply regret having to do this," said Kent Charles Cooper, vice president and director of public relations at the Los Angeles office of the Japanese agency. "But I intend to show a long, consistent pattern of discrimination."
January 12, 2001
First American Corp. in Santa Ana, one of the nation's largest title insurance firms, said Thursday that a subsidiary has acquired a New Jersey firm that provides background checks on job applicants and current employees. First American said in a press release that its HireCheck Inc. unit acquired Pretiem Corp. Financial terms were not released. Pretiem expands HireCheck's employment-screening services in the mid-Atlantic region and among the maritime and energy industries.
January 16, 1985 |
One American in every 15 now works for some form of government, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. State governments increased their employee rolls by 7.2% to 3,744,000 between 1977 and 1982, according to the new Compendium of Public Employment published by the bureau. During the same period, the number of people working for local governments grew 0.3% to 9,249,000, while the federal civilian work force held steady at 2,848,000.
February 7, 1995 |
Many of us depend on outside help to keep the house, mind the kids or meet the needs of aging relatives. But pay their taxes? That's something else. It took Nannygate, when several top government appointees found their ways blocked because they neglected to pay taxes or other required benefits for household employees, to give the matter new significance. The issue played a key role in the failed nominations of Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood for U.S.
October 5, 2003 |
The Bush administration got a rare piece of economic good news when the Labor Department announced Friday that American employers had added workers last month instead of subtracting them. The sighs of the relief were audible across the capital. "The economy is definitely in a recovery mode," declared Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. "Positive employment growth is exactly what we were looking for," added N. Gregory Mankiw, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
April 27, 2007 |
Fifteen years after the 1992 riots, South Los Angeles has seen dramatic population shifts -- but frustratingly little economic progress. Latinos are a growing presence in a community that was once the center of African American life. Many middle-class black and Latino families have moved out of the area for better schools and safer streets. Those remaining are disproportionately poorer and have fewer job skills.