August 17, 2012 |
At a job fair in West Los Angeles, hundreds of unemployed and underemployed workers lined up to apply for positions at the new Target store opening in downtown Los Angeles in October. Many applicants, dressed in business attire and carrying resumes, showed up as early as 6:30 a.m. at the Olympic Collection Banquet, Conference and Entertainment Center, hoping to land one of 250 positions, including cashiers, sales clerks and backroom stockers. "Anything I can get, I'll apply for it," said Ozzy Buckley, 18, who was wearing a pinstriped suit.
June 1, 2012 |
It's a common refrain in this economy: American workers are undereducated, unmotivated and probably even on drugs. Companies use the decline of the American worker as a common reason for not filling jobs, saying they would hire, if they could find the right worker. “I would hire people and train them if they could pass the drug test,” said Keith Mosing, the president of Houston-based Frank's International, in an interview about a lack of available workers in Louisiana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1997
Applications for $300 to $1,000 grants to buy and plant trees are available from the Tree Society of Orange County. The program began three years ago to beautify urban landscapes, society officials said. Those considered eligible applicants include parent-teacher associations, ecology and garden clubs, scout troops, boys and girls clubs, nonprofit organizations and church-affiliated groups.
October 27, 1997 |
In California, phlebotomists who draw blood for lab testing must be trained and issued a certificate by the training physician or clinical laboratory bioanalyst in charge of the program, according to state regulations, or they can take state-approved college or university courses or other approved training programs. Applicants to the school programs are advised to ask to see the school's approval letter from the state of California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1985 |
On a Saturday morning last month at a Holiday Inn on the outskirts of Omaha, Neb., Julie Kearns and Debby Simmons were passing out written examinations to 67 area residents who wanted to be police officers. Except they didn't want to be police officers in Omaha. They wanted to work in Orange County, Calif. Kearns and Simmons are Orange County sheriff's deputies. The applicants had responded to newspaper ads that Sheriff Brad Gates had run in the Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., newspapers: " . . .
January 14, 2009 |
Position: Island caretaker. Duties: Lazing around Australia's Great Barrier Reef for six months. Salary: $100,000. It sounds too good to be true, but it's for real. Billing it the "Best Job in the World," Queensland state tourism officials say they are seeking one lucky person to spend six months on Hamilton Island, while promoting the destination on a blog. Within 24 hours, more than 200,000 prospective applicants had clicked onto the website islandreefjob.com. While the advertisement is a publicity stunt by tourism officials, the job is genuine.