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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.
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%.
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.
June 6, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The Pacific Amphitheatre is hiring to fill more than 90 event staff openings before the Orange County Fair opens July 7. The amphitheater, in Costa Mesa, will host several concerts during the fair, which runs through July 23 this year. Jobs may be extended after the fair if the Pacific Amphitheatre books concerts during August and September. About 15 acts are tentatively scheduled to play at the amphitheater during the summer, according to spokeswoman Lisa Fleury.
March 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Senators chided the Immigration and Naturalization Service chief Tuesday for falling short of a goal of hiring 1,000 new Border Patrol agents last year and only seeking money for 430 more next year. "What gives? Why can't we get some people employed?" Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.) asked INS Commissioner Doris Meissner, who oversees the Border Patrol. The patrol added 369 agents during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, despite a congressional directive to hire 1,000 per year.
May 11, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Yahoo Inc. hired two professors to bolster its research organization. Preston McAfee, a California Institute of Technology business professor, will oversee a microeconomics research group. Duncan Watts, a Columbia University sociology professor, will lead research on social networks. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo, Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are hiring researchers and engineers as they develop products and try to take a larger share of the booming Internet-advertising market.
August 9, 1988 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Southern California's aerospace industry was criticized sharply by a Congressional committee Monday for failing to hire and promote more black and Latino workers. A report issued by the House Education and Labor Committee said the proportion of those two minorities in the industry's work force "remained relatively unchanged or worsened" between 1980 and 1986.
June 29, 1995
The Pasadena City Council froze as many as 100 positions so it could open the Blair High School pool for the summer, add an anti-gang program and offer more summer jobs to young people. The new programs were added to the city's $114-million budget, which was passed last week. In addition to a hiring freeze, the council voted to dip into reserves in order to balance the budget. City Manager Philip A. Hawkey said that the city staff is overworked because of unfilled spots.
July 5, 2008
Re "Tainted justice," Opinion, June 28 Bruce J. Einhorn is incorrect in one respect. It was not John Ashcroft and Alberto R. Gonzales alone, as attorneys general, who established the hiring policy at the Department of Justice, but rather it was under the direction of their boss. Clearly, President Bush himself has tainted the department by requiring politically-based hirings in areas that have been historically apolitical. To write an opinion article that doesn't mention our president in this matter is not fully accurate or reasonable, despite such an article being otherwise correct in its condemnation.
July 29, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Google Inc.'s plan to open a research center in China was disrupted Thursday in Seattle, where a state judge temporarily blocked the company from hiring a former Microsoft Corp. executive to head the facility. King County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez issued a temporary restraining order barring the former Microsoft vice president, Kai-Fu Lee, from working on competing projects at Mountain View, Calif.-based Google.
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