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September 16, 2007 | Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writer
The woman pulled her resume from a pink file folder and handed it to a recruiter. Across the top of the page, in bold type, she had printed her name twice: first as "Mark," then as "(Meghan)." She was not quite sure if this was appropriate. At the nation's first transgender Career Expo, job seekers were encouraged to use their new gender names on resumes.
September 3, 2007 | Jonathan Peterson, Times Staff Writer
A potential brain drain as baby boomers leave the workforce has led at least one company to carve out a role linking aging scientists and engineers with companies in need of their talents. "When they retire they find themselves wanting to remain engaged," said Brad Lawson, chief executive of Indianapolis-based YourEncore. "We provide them with an outlet." As it turns out, a lot of employers wish to engage their services, typically for short-term projects.
August 1, 2007 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
With Iraq behind him but never out of his mind, Army Pfc. David Foss has begun making plans for life after the military. The 25-year-old Irvine resident, who lost his left leg three months ago to an improvised explosive device in Iraq, has started talking to potential employers about jobs.
June 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Pentagon said Wednesday that it has created a website to help veterans who face difficulty returning to jobs or finding new ones after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Dominguez, principal deputy undersecretary of Defense, said the program, dubbed TurboTAP, seeks to improve on the Transition Assistance Program by letting National Guard and Reserve members get job data, build a resume online and do a job search, all in one place.
May 7, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Dan Nye landed a job as chief executive of a hot Silicon Valley company without even dusting off his resume. Nye was an executive vice president at Advent Software Inc. when Reid Hoffman, chairman of social-networking company LinkedIn Corp., came calling. Hoffman hadn't found him through a headhunter or a classifieds site but through LinkedIn's vast who-knows-whom online network. Through the whole process, Nye said, "I was never asked to produce a resume, and I was never asked for a reference."
October 18, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
New York Mets third base coach Manny Acta, at 37, has managed in the minor leagues, in the Dominican Republic and in the World Baseball Classic. He has interviewed with the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks (twice) when jobs opened there. And, now, with vacancies in Texas, San Francisco, Washington, Oakland and -- since closed -- Chicago and Florida, Acta can hardly catch a break.
February 21, 2006 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
On the day after the weeklong Chinese New Year holiday, Zhu Aihua went back to work to find that seven desks around hers had been emptied. Her colleagues at an Internet company in Guangzhou had removed their tea mugs, pictures and other personal belongings. They hadn't taken an extended vacation. They had bolted. "It's like this every year," said Zhu, 25, a marketing specialist. Then she glumly added, "I will have more work."
October 30, 2005 | Kathryn Robinson, Special to The Times
BOB MULROY thinks he may be a pioneer. Or an idiot. On an October day at Oregon's Cristom Vineyards, he was laboring to figure out which. Mulroy, an electrical engineer from Ellicott City, Md., had purchased 28 acres in Howard County, Md., and was thinking of planting some of the land with wine grapes. His was no idle rumination: He was trying to decide whether to stay in engineering or become a vintner.
July 13, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Yahoo Inc. is expanding its job postings with a search feature that scours the Web to find listings from other sites. The program, which Yahoo said was being tested and would be added to its HotJobs website, displays job listings from company, university and government sites. HotJobs previously included only purchased ads. The technology may help Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo step up a challenge to Monster Worldwide Inc.
August 20, 2004 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
In an atmosphere resembling a low-budget game show, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began the process Thursday of turning more than 300,000 applications from around the world into 3,000 high-paying dockside jobs. Inside an auditorium at the L.A. port's administration building, a bin the size of a small school bus held hundreds of thousands of postcards mailed from across the nation and countries as distant as Serbia, Australia and Singapore.
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