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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District, who has had veto power over potential new hires, now must meet with a hiring committee to discuss any recommended candidates she proposes to reject. The new policy was prompted by disagreements between Chancellor Vivian B. Blevins and Academic Senate President F. Richard Manzano. Manzano had accused Blevins of disregarding the Senate's recommendations on prospective hirings, which Blevins denied.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1998
At the request of several council members, City Manager Phil Hawkey has halted efforts to recruit a new fire chief and three other top city officials. The council members, led by Mayor Chris Holden, said they want to postpone hiring personnel until an investigation is conducted into allegations by Hawkey that the council was attempting to create a system of political favoritism and reverse discrimination in City Hall hiring.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1998 | From Reuters
U.S. workers can expect the best fourth-quarter job prospects in 21 years amid strong demand from industries such as construction and clothing, the world's largest staffing services firm said in a report released today. But hiring trends are likely to slip from lofty third-quarter levels in a typical seasonal decline, Manpower Inc.'s quarterly employment outlook survey suggests. According to the survey, 29% of the more than 15,000 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Concerned that a worsening economy could take a bite out of the county budget, Los Angeles supervisors voted Tuesday to cut back on hiring nonessential employees. The county government, the region's largest employer, has had a hiring freeze since its brush with bankruptcy in 1995. But during the economic boom, it allowed departments to hire additional staff. The county has added nearly 10,000 workers since the mid-1990s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1997
Citing its desire to move people quickly from welfare to work, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a program that directs county departments to give public assistance recipients in its job training program hiring preference for temporary clerical work. Supervisor Gloria Molina said her proposal is designed to show how much the county supports the federal government's overhaul of the welfare system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1990
In response to your article in the Metro section July 20, "Hiring Center is Luring Workers but Only a Handful of Employers," the article stated that only five prospective employers showed up. If these five prospective employers hired a known illegal immigrant, they have broken a federal law just like any other employer (for example, the garment industry, which the INS raids all the time). Councilman Ernani Bernardi stated, "The facility provides a responsible place for men to work."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1995
The Los Angeles Times editorial ("Pool of Police Candidates Still Deep," Sept. 17) on Los Angeles Police Department hiring did not properly characterize my views about the hiring of new LAPD officers. First, I wholeheartedly support the city's public safety plan and our efforts to hire 3,000 additional officers as quickly as possible. The city continues to aggressively recruit and train new officers to achieve this goal. Second, contrary to your editorial, I believe that asking tough questions and taking a comprehensive approach to recruiting, hiring and training does not represent a retreat from the public safety plan or from a commitment to hire more police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1994 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite projections of severe budget shortfalls, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday turned back an effort to implement a hiring freeze and voted instead to exempt several county departments from any future hiring freeze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
UC Irvine announced Tuesday it had received a $3.45-million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation to increase the hiring and retention of women professors in the sciences, engineering and the school of management. The campus is one of eight universities across the nation to receive one of the grants, and the only one in California. At 20%, the number of women in tenure track positions in science and engineering at UC Irvine is less than the national average of 29%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1991
The city of Los Angeles, which adopted an emergency hiring freeze in November, is likely to extend the freeze through much of this year despite optimism that layoffs will not be necessary to balance the 1991-92 budget, City Administrative Officer Keith Comrie said. Comrie, who met with Mayor Tom Bradley and a number of city department heads to study revenues in the year ahead, said early forecasts tend to confirm the $120-million budget shortfall that officials began predicting last autumn.
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