November 23, 1989 |
The heck with sugarplums. Visions of employees are dancing in the heads of merchants now that the holiday shopping season is about to begin. With an unemployment rate that consistently hovers around 3%--or what amounts to full employment in the county--the search for workers here has never been easy sledding. But with merchants facing the annual jingle of cash registers, the problem becomes even more acute.
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December 6, 2008 |
Hoping to avoid layoffs amid a steep downturn in tax revenue, the largest union for government employees in Orange County proposed Friday that workers take unpaid time off during the holidays -- a move one union official said could save the county as much as $20 million. Nick Berardino, general manager of the Orange County Employees Assn., which represents a majority of the county's more than 17,000 workers, called on employees to take one to five days off without pay between Dec. 22 and Jan. 4.
November 14, 2000 |
Despite early signs of a slowing national economy, California's strong job growth pushed into October as the unemployment rate dippedto 4.7% and employers statewide added a hefty 39,500 jobs, state officials said Monday. Unemployment in Orange County edged down to 2.3%, near its historical low. That compared with 2.5% in September and 2.6% in October 1999. Retailers, services and government in the county all bulked up last month, although some of that may have reflected seasonal hiring.
August 25, 1998 |
Despite the Asian crunch, manufacturing employers in Orange County are looking to increase their hiring in the fourth quarter this year, according to Manpower Inc., the international temporary hiring agency that does quarterly surveys of permanent employment trends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1991 |
Hoping to set an example for other employers, the Orange County Transit District is launching a telecommuting project that allows 25 of its employees to work at home up to 12 days each month, using home terminals and modems to connect with the district's mainframe computer. "Telecommuting is yet another alternative we're trying to do in reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality," OCTD General Manager James P. Reichert said.