July 28, 1995 |
Like a ghost visiting a ghost town, Joe Kovach has returned. On a cloudy morning, he rides up to the seventh floor of the old Daily News building in Manhattan and wanders through the abandoned city room of a newspaper he helped run for 25 years. The silence is painful. Once, the place rattled and hummed, a nerve center wired into the heartbeat of New York. Now it's just empty space--58,000 square feet of memories.
October 28, 2003 |
If you're looking to be around for a while, working outdoors may not be the ticket to longevity. The three most dangerous jobs in the U.S. are wilderness occupations. Ranking one, two and three on the list are lumberjacking, commercial fishing and bush piloting in Alaska. According to figures compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 118 loggers were killed last year and 71 commercial fishermen died on the job.
July 30, 2006
A Top 10 list of workers by occupation who can't afford California homes was compiled recently by the Rural Community Assistance Corp. Based on income figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and California Assn. of Realtors home prices, the nonprofit ranked occupations that have incomes that make it tough to qualify for the mortgage needed for a median-priced home.
June 26, 1988
Boy, have times changed. The romance of the sea and the adventure of the rugged frontier are now just distant, faded memories. In fact, according to "The Jobs Rated Almanac," seaman and cowboy, occupations that were once the backbone of our nation, rank near the bottom of the list in terms of job satisfaction and desirability. ("Book Rates Actuary as No. 1 Job," May 19.) On the other hand, jobs such as actuary, computer programmer and statistician rank at or near the top of the list.
June 24, 1996 |
You can build corporate home pages on the Internet or sling hash at the local deli. You can set strategy as a top corporate executive or clean the floors of the office building at night. These are the kinds of dramatically divergent career paths that lie ahead for graduates in today's split-level economy. Mom was right: If you want to make money, go to college.
September 16, 1991 |
Career satisfaction, like marital bliss, needs nurturing, according to top career counselors. If you want happiness for years to come, don't take your career for granted, any more than you would your mate. Even before the romance of an initial career choice dulls, they advise, prepare to work on the relationship. How can you keep your career from becoming boring--or slipping away altogether during hard times? Have realistic expectations, they say. Plan for continual growth and change.
January 10, 1993 |
Whether they have dropped out of high school or invested years in a graduate degree, whether they have struggled to master English or not, California's minorities earn substantially less than Anglos--a disparity that challenges the long-held tenet that education is a key to equality. In fact, the gap between Anglo and minority earnings widens among some of the most educated Californians, a Times analysis of new census statistics shows.
September 16, 1991 |
It was a hot July day when Duane Wright nearly caught fire. As he battled a wildfire in Northern California, a wall of flame seared him with 1,000-degree heat. An ear partially melted and severe burns covered half his body. As medics peeled off his clothes and airlifted him to a hospital, Wright nearly died several times. He was 21 years old. Two years later finds Wright working at a dispatch center and planning a return to firefighting with the California Department of Forestry.
December 21, 1992 |
Offering a dramatic illustration of the wage gap between the races in Orange County, new U.S. Census statistics reveal that Latinos make little more than half the annual salaries of Anglos in similar occupations. A computer analysis by The Times of the new census data found that Asians and African-Americans in Orange County also make less than Anglos in like jobs, although the gulf is not as great.
May 31, 1992 |
When he filed for U.S. Senate, Republican Bruce Herschensohn asked to appear on Tuesday's ballot as "congressional reformer/commentator." For his part, Giovanni Graham of San Francisco, a state Senate hopeful from the Peace and Freedom Party, chose "peoples rights activist." But the California secretary of state's office rejected both designations, saying they did not accurately describe what each candidate does for a living.