May 26, 2003 |
What's next for returning military personnel after they kiss their loved ones hello? Thousands will be looking for work in one of the toughest job markets in years. Karin Markley of Chatsworth saw an opportunity. A year ago, she started Military Exits, a Web-based placement agency for those leaving the armed services -- or "transitioning out," in military jargon.
July 10, 1998 |
It's only 3 p.m. but Mariel Devesa, an auditor with Deloitte & Touche, has already knocked off work for the day and is powering her colorful windsurfing board near the Huntington Beach Pier. Most of her colleagues are still poring over spreadsheets in their offices, but thanks to a flexible schedule, Devesa, the U.S. women's windsurfing champion, has completed her eight-hour workday. As she glides past flocks of surfers and sea gulls, the 23-year-old Devesa has her sights set on making the U.S.
September 12, 1994 |
Long before Southern California's aerospace industry began going through convulsions in the late 1980s, Norman Schaffer sensed that the good times weren't going to last forever. Hired by Lockheed in 1980 as a metalworker, Schaffer realized that if the company's business slowed down, he could be out on the street. Sure enough, Schaffer wound up being laid off by Lockheed in 1992 as the company wound down its operations in Burbank.
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.
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November 21, 2000 |
For most of his 20 years in business here, Fred Moseni has relied on teenage workers to fill shifts at his family restaurant, the Pizza Cookery on Ventura Boulevard. But now, just one of his 25 employees is a teenage part timer. "They used to walk in here looking for a job," Moseni said. "They don't walk in anymore."
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.
October 5, 2001 |
Employers across the country have frozen jobs and curtailed hiring since Sept. 11, putting an end to the ease of finding new jobs that has cushioned the economy from this year's mounting layoffs. Many employers, even those not laying off workers, show little interest in filling vacancies any time soon, according to business operators, job hunters, recruiters and staffing agencies. Some security and defense-related firms are hiring, and others, such as home builders, still are going strong.