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November 27, 1996 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If plentiful construction jobs are a sign of better times ahead, then San Diego has something to look forward to. But ironically, the economy might be improving a little too fast in this region devastated by aerospace and defense cutbacks in the early 1990s: Inflationary pressures are starting to build on wages and housing. With a bevy of infrastructure and tourism-related projects underway or soon to break ground, construction employment is on the upswing and is expected to keep rising in 1997.
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June 3, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Tyson Foods is branching further beyond the beef, pork and chicken for which it's known, voyaging deeper into the prepared foods world by snapping up a Mexican food factory in San Diego. The Springdale, Ark., giant bought Circle Foods, which employs 600 full-time workers at its Southern California facility, from Montreal investment firm Claridge Inc. The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which was completed June 1. Circle Foods has been in operation for 25 years.
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April 14, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Navy, in a move expected to bring an infusion of defense funds to Southern California, has chosen San Diego to become the home port of a new guided missile destroyer scheduled to join the fleet in February, two congressmen announced Tuesday. Reps. Randy Cunningham (R-San Diego) and Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) announced that the arrival of the guided missile destroyer Curtis Wilbur, under construction at a Maine shipyard, will bring 337 military personnel to San Diego and add $8.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1996 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If plentiful construction jobs are a sign of better times ahead, then San Diego has something to look forward to. But ironically, the economy might be improving a little too fast in this region devastated by aerospace and defense cutbacks in the early 1990s: Inflationary pressures are starting to build on wages and housing. With a bevy of infrastructure and tourism-related projects underway or soon to break ground, construction employment is on the upswing and is expected to keep rising in 1997.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1985
San Diego employers foresee "favorable employment prospects for the final months of 1985," according to Manpower Inc. "Our survey shows that 27% of employers surveyed intend to increase staff" during the remainder of the year, according to Phil Blair, co-owner of Manpower's San Diego office.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Tyson Foods is branching further beyond the beef, pork and chicken for which it's known, voyaging deeper into the prepared foods world by snapping up a Mexican food factory in San Diego. The Springdale, Ark., giant bought Circle Foods, which employs 600 full-time workers at its Southern California facility, from Montreal investment firm Claridge Inc. The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which was completed June 1. Circle Foods has been in operation for 25 years.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, Times Staff Writer
Bob Smith fiddled with a toolmaking machine, one of an array of hulking devices that stock the machine shop at MiraCosta College. Rolled-up sleeves and grease-splattered forearms portray Smith as a hard worker who takes pride in his job--grooming qualified machinists. "My machinists can and do make everything," Smith said. "From the tools that mold your eyeglass frames to the body of your car. Except for trees and some other living things, we make just about everything."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A San Diego employment firm has been awarded a $161,388 contract to help the city's Fire Department establish an in-house ambulance program. Under the agreement, Employment Systems Inc. will hire 12 ambulance drivers who also are paramedics to work for the city for a year. Two of the employees will be on duty at all times, City Manager Jerry Bankston said.
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December 3, 1992 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
San Diego County's unemployment rate rose slightly in October to 7.8% of the work force, further evidence that the region remains mired in the recession. San Diego's employment base has been hit hard by layoffs in defense, construction and retailing, according to a monthly survey by the state Employment Development Department. The rate was 7.7% in September and 6.2% in October, 1991. Joblessness in San Diego County has been rising for nearly three years. From 3.
NEWS
April 14, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Navy, in a move expected to bring an infusion of defense funds to Southern California, has chosen San Diego to become the home port of a new guided missile destroyer scheduled to join the fleet in February, two congressmen announced Tuesday. Reps. Randy Cunningham (R-San Diego) and Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) announced that the arrival of the guided missile destroyer Curtis Wilbur, under construction at a Maine shipyard, will bring 337 military personnel to San Diego and add $8.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, Times Staff Writer
Bob Smith fiddled with a toolmaking machine, one of an array of hulking devices that stock the machine shop at MiraCosta College. Rolled-up sleeves and grease-splattered forearms portray Smith as a hard worker who takes pride in his job--grooming qualified machinists. "My machinists can and do make everything," Smith said. "From the tools that mold your eyeglass frames to the body of your car. Except for trees and some other living things, we make just about everything."
BUSINESS
October 1, 1985
San Diego employers foresee "favorable employment prospects for the final months of 1985," according to Manpower Inc. "Our survey shows that 27% of employers surveyed intend to increase staff" during the remainder of the year, according to Phil Blair, co-owner of Manpower's San Diego office.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recession has prompted a relatively high number of layoffs at San Diego County companies and pushed employee turnover down to record lows, an annual survey by the Compensation Practices Assn. of San Diego County says. The survey of 51 high-tech, manufacturing and research firms in the county showed that the number of jobs among member firms fell 6.1% in February from the corresponding month the year before. Average annual employee turnover at the 51 firms during 1990 fell to 13.
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