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September 20, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES
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.
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 | LISA LEFF, Los Angeles Times
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 | From Reuters
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 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
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 | Bill Sing, Times Staff Writer
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 | Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer
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.
June 9, 2006 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
With Congress still deadlocked over immigration reform, the Bush administration plans to announce new regulations today in a move to strengthen enforcement efforts designed to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. The new rules target the way companies deal with employees and their records.
December 6, 2007 | Walter Hamilton, Times Staff Writer
The stock market Wednesday erased a two-day losing streak as traders responded to economic news that was generally positive but not so upbeat as to significantly weaken expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut next week. The Dow Jones industrial average gained nearly 200 points. Wednesday's advance, which resumed a solid recovery launched last week after a mostly dismal November, was driven by better-than-expected reports on job creation and labor productivity.
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