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February 9, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The traditional tactics of fines and audits have done little to deter employers from hiring illegal immigrants, so a new federal pilot program begun in Orange County is taking a different approach: Education. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has doubled the number of agents working in the county and this month began a massive training program to acquaint hundreds of the city's business owners with immigration policy and penalties.
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December 6, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Pfeifer is a Times staff writer.
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.
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March 11, 2000 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California employers bucked the national hiring slowdown in February and added 40,200 workers, reducing the state's jobless rate to a 30-year low of 4.6%. The employment report released by state officials Friday reflects how California's economic recovery continues to catch up with the record national business expansion.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2000 | LISA GIRION, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Pfeifer is a Times staff writer.
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.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2000 | LISA GIRION, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1998 | John O'Dell, John O'Dell covers major Orange County corporations and manufacturing for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5831 and at john.odell@latimes.com
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 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
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.
NEWS
March 11, 2000 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California employers bucked the national hiring slowdown in February and added 40,200 workers, reducing the state's jobless rate to a 30-year low of 4.6%. The employment report released by state officials Friday reflects how California's economic recovery continues to catch up with the record national business expansion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The traditional tactics of fines and audits have done little to deter employers from hiring illegal immigrants, so a new federal pilot program begun in Orange County is taking a different approach: Education. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has doubled the number of agents working in the county and this month began a massive training program to acquaint hundreds of the city's business owners with immigration policy and penalties.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1988 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
Apparently employers in Orange County were not too worried about the potential economic impact of Measure A, the ill-fated growth-control initiative. While friends and foes of the initiative were battling it out in the election campaign, and pollsters were telling us that the initiative was likely to pass, a large number of local businesses were getting ready to go on a hiring spree, according to a survey by Manpower, the nationwide temporary employment agency.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1985 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group, one of the largest employers in Orange County, has cut 200 employees from its payroll during the past month in an effort to boost profitability, a spokesman for the Fullerton-based unit said Thursday. Two-week notices have been given to both professional and clerical workers, and company spokesman Dan Reeder said that more of the Ground Systems Group's 14,500 employees may be laid off as the company reacts to losing two big contracts earlier this year.
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