June 20, 2006 |
IN Hollywood, to paraphrase the old James Brown song, it's a white, white, very white world. Sometimes when I sit in on a production meeting or visit a movie set or have lunch at the Grill I'm struck by the fact that in an industry with an ever-growing roster of African American and Latino actors and filmmakers, the odds of my seeing a black or Latino executive are about as good as seeing a studio chief pumping gas at a truck stop in Wyoming.
May 6, 2006 |
NASA's workforce is graying and the agency lacks a long-term plan for luring qualified workers to help send astronauts to the moon and Mars, a National Research Council report says. "NASA doesn't have a lot of people leaving, so what's been happening is they're aging in place," said MIT aeronautics professor Daniel Hastings, who helped lead the panel of aerospace industry experts who wrote the report. NASA hired 411 new engineers in 2005, about 4% of the 10,700 engineers at the agency.
March 21, 2006 |
Dell Inc. plans to double the number of its employees in India to 20,000 in three years, Chairman Michael Dell said Monday, as the personal computer maker beefs up its presence in one of the world's fastest-growing markets. Although most of the new hiring will be made at the company's call centers, there also will be substantial recruitment at its product testing center and a possible manufacturing plant.
March 13, 2006 |
The hunt for the next Universal Pictures chairman appears to have narrowed to two inside candidates with deep backgrounds in marketing and distributing films but lacking in experience developing major studio movies. Universal Studios President Ron Meyer is said to be favoring a partnership between Vice Chairman Marc Shmuger and David Linde, co-head of Universal's specialty film label Focus Features, to replace outgoing movie chief Stacey Snider.
March 6, 2006 |
Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s 75-year-old chief executive, said the company's board had selected an executive to eventually succeed him. The board chose from three internal candidates at the Omaha-based insurance and investment company, Buffett wrote in his annual letter released Saturday. He didn't identify them or discuss the timing of succession.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2006 |
Wanted: superintendent to take over troubled school district, second-largest in nation. Must be willing to work long hours with squabbling school board and union officials who think the superintendent works for them. But may wind up working for ambitious mayor, in which case all bets are off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2006 |
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who blamed jail unrest over the weekend partly on staffing shortages, has failed to significantly boost his deputy ranks although the Board of Supervisors last year allocated nearly $70 million to hire new officers and ease jail overcrowding. He faced a third night of racially motivated unrest at the North County Correctional Facility as deputies used tear gas Monday to break up a fight involving 80 inmates that left one man injured.
December 14, 2005 |
Internet search provider Google Inc. announced it would expand the workforce at its European headquarters by 600, or 75%, over the next two to three years. The company's Dublin, Ireland, office, established in 2003, supports its European, Middle Eastern and African activities and is Google's largest base outside the United States. The Mountain View, Calif.
December 2, 2005 |
NBC's "Today" show co-anchor Katie Couric is being actively wooed by CBS to be its next evening news anchor -- a move she is seriously considering, according to sources at both networks. In recent weeks, CBS News President Sean McManus has been doggedly courting Couric to switch networks and assume the anchor seat of the "CBS Evening News," according to three senior editorial employees at CBS and NBC.