June 11, 1993 |
American businesses are spending their profits on machinery to enhance the productivity of existing workers rather than hiring more people, according to two government reports released Thursday. Companies surveyed by the Commerce Department in April and May said they will increase investment spending on new buildings and equipment by 6.4% this year. Such an increase would be the largest since an 11.4% rise in 1989.
October 2, 2003 |
Marriage in China used to be a matter between a man, a woman -- and the couple's employers. No longer. China on Wednesday eliminated a much-resented requirement that couples obtain their bosses' approval before tying the knot, prompting thousands of people to wed in what, for some, was also a celebration of the retreat of interference in their private lives. Couples lined up as early as 5 a.m. outside marriage registration offices.
June 24, 1996 |
Greg Thomas found a job at Oracle Systems Corp. in San Francisco after logging on to the Internet on his laptop from his parents' home 3,000 miles away in New Jersey. Unlike many his age, Thomas, 25, wasn't interested in the Internet or electronic mail until he realized they could broaden his job search. A Stanford graduate with a degree in psychology, Thomas used career resources on the Internet to transform himself from a freelance writer into a legal assistant in Oracle's software division.
August 8, 2005 |
For the most chances to get a job, consider working in Los Angeles. But if you want to earn a high wage, try New York City. A new U.S. Census Bureau report being released today shows that populous Los Angeles County leads the nation with the largest number of businesses while Manhattan tops the chart with the highest average salary. The bureau's 2003 County Business Patterns report analyzes business establishments in more than 1,000 industries on the national, state and local levels.
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.