March 4, 2004 |
The vast U.S. service sector grew robustly in February, but the expansion slowed from the previous month's record and job creation remained sluggish, an industry survey showed Wednesday. The Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index fell to 60.8 in February from 65.7 in January, below Wall Street estimates of a dip to 63. A number above 50 indicates growth.
April 21, 2007 |
California employers added a net 18,500 jobs in March, the state reported Friday, a solid gain that analysts said was further evidence of the state economy's resilience in the face of a housing slump. It was the 10th month in the last 11 that California added jobs, according to the state Employment Development Department. The biggest gains came in the robust leisure and hospitality industry.
September 20, 1987 |
Career consultant Rudy Dew once received a resume from a job-hunting executive making more than $100,000 a year. It was 17 pages long. In the opinion of Dew, a vice president in the Los Angeles office of Hay Career Consultants, and other job experts, that's about 16 pages too many. All right, if someone's a real hotshot, he or she might get away with a two-page resume, but no more. Here are other resume tips gathered from Dew; Robert O. Snelling Sr., president of Snelling Inc.
October 22, 1997 |
In a trend that should provide some comfort to workers jittery about their job security, big corporate downsizings increasingly are going out of vogue. That change of direction in the American economy was underscored Tuesday by a new survey showing that the percentage of employers slashing their work forces has dropped to its lowest level in at least a decade. The poll, by the nonprofit American Management Assn.
February 10, 2011
Three reports by three respected organizations in three consecutive years, all finding that California's enterprise zones do not live up to their promise, ought to be enough. At an annual cost of close to half a billion dollars, the zones should be cut severely to help close the state's budget gap. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to eliminate them altogether, a scenario that also deserves consideration. Enterprise zones were one of a number of programs ? along with redevelopment agencies ?
May 16, 1995 |
Being bilingual is an advantage in today's job market--Christopher Cox can attest to that. If he weren't fluent in a second language, he never would have become a Spanish-speaking Beetlejuice. Cox, 23, was hired to impersonate the obnoxious, hollow-eyed apparition after the Universal Studios theme park issued a casting call for bilingual performers four months ago.
April 11, 1994 |
Corporate profits among U.S. companies rose nearly 14% last year--but at the cost of jobs, Forbes magazine reported in its Forbes 500s issue. The special April 25 issue ranks the nation's leading manufacturing and service companies according to four measures--sales, net profits, assets and market value. General Electric Co.
December 11, 2003 |
The California economy may be heating up, but job growth in the state next year will continue to be lukewarm, according to a forecast to be released today. In their widely followed quarterly report, analysts with the UCLA Anderson Forecast say the worst is over for the Golden State economy. Because of ongoing sluggishness in key sectors such as manufacturing and continued caution by employers, however, there won't be anything close to normal employment growth until 2005 at the earliest.
January 21, 2006 |
California employers spread holiday hiring cheer at the end of last year, adding a net 24,300 payroll jobs in December, the state said Friday in a report that reinforced views of solid economic growth. The number of jobs added in November was revised sharply upward, and the December unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point to 5.1%, the Employment Development Department reported. "It was a great report....
September 18, 2004 |
Thirty states added jobs last month and 20 reported declines, the Labor Department said Friday. Some of the largest gains and losses occurred in battleground states that could determine the outcome of the presidential election. Among August's biggest gainers were the swing states of Florida, which created 16,600 payroll jobs, and Arizona, which added 10,200. The losers list included politically pivotal Ohio, which shed 11,800 jobs, and Missouri, which dropped 5,500.