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December 1, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's unemployment rate for October fell to 2.9% from September's 3.2% due to a seasonal hiring surge, the state Employment Development Department reported Thursday. The official number of jobless residents dropped to 40,500 from 44,400 as teachers and other school employees returned to work, said Eleanor Jordan, Orange County labor market analyst for the EDD. Retailing was the only other industry segment with a sizable job increase, up 1,000 for a total of 215,200 jobs, Jordan said.
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October 18, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
A stagnant job market and tight budgets are forcing many Californians to head to the malls in search of temporary work this holiday season. With statewide unemployment at 12.1%, the demand for jobs of all kinds is high. But seasonal retail hiring is expected to stay about the same as last year, with any increases coming in the form of small gains, retail groups said. And some of the most popular stores for holiday shopping, such as Best Buy and Toys R Us, are scaling back their Christmastime workforces.
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BUSINESS
March 28, 1987 | LILY ENG, Times Staff Writer
With the help of seasonal hirings in agriculture, public schools and service firms, Orange County's jobless rate dropped to a record low of 3.5% in February, according to statistics released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The February figures give Orange County the lowest unemployment rate of any county in Southern California for the 13th consecutive month. The previous record low for the jobless rate was 3.6%, which was posted in November, 1978.
SPORTS
August 9, 2010 | By Gary Klein
Pat Haden, USC's athletic director for less than seven days, made his first major coaching change Monday, firing baseball coach Chad Kreuter. Frank Cruz, a volunteer assistant the last two seasons after 12 years as coach at Loyola Marymount, will serve as interim coach for the 2011 season. USC has won 12 College World Series titles, more than any other school. But the Trojans have not participated in the NCAA tournament since 2005. "On my first day on the job at USC last week, I said one of my goals was to return the USC baseball program to national prominence," Haden said in a statement released by the school.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
A stagnant job market and tight budgets are forcing many Californians to head to the malls in search of temporary work this holiday season. With statewide unemployment at 12.1%, the demand for jobs of all kinds is high. But seasonal retail hiring is expected to stay about the same as last year, with any increases coming in the form of small gains, retail groups said. And some of the most popular stores for holiday shopping, such as Best Buy and Toys R Us, are scaling back their Christmastime workforces.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County employers added 5,200 full- and part-time jobs to their payrolls in September, but the entire gain came from seasonal hiring by school districts as teachers returned to the classroom after summer vacation. Other key job categories, including manufacturing and retailing, remained virtually unchanged, and the construction and services industries each dropped 700 jobs for the month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
NEWS
August 1, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's jobless rate, already inflated by the recession, ballooned to a nine-year high of 6.7% in June as lines at unemployment offices filled with students and teachers seeking summer work. May's jobless rate in Orange County was 5.9%.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A seasonal surge of school and retail hiring kept Orange County's jobless rate virtually unchanged in October. Unemployment edged up only a tenth of a point to 6.6% from 6.5% in September, the state Employment Development Department reported Wednesday. But the temporary hiring masks the longer-range effect of a reported loss of 1,800 permanent positions in manufacturing and construction during the month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1996 | MARY HELEN PONCE, Mary Helen Ponce is a Sunland writer who teaches literature at Mission College and at UCLA
Like most Saturdays, the Home Depot store in San Fernando is terribly crowded. It takes effort and swift calculations to get past the aisles crowded with men who work in the "trades": electricians, carpenters, gardeners, house painters, plumbers, roofers--and the lowly do-it-yourselfers, like me. Everything is on sale: ceramic tile, flower seeds, light fixtures and paint. But what I most need is a weed whacker. It's that time again.
SPORTS
May 3, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Adams, an assistant coach for the UC Irvine women's basketball team the last three seasons, was hired Friday as the team's head coach. Adams, 36, replaces Colleen Matsuhara, who was fired at the end of last season. The Anteaters finished 16-13 and lost to UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference tournament championship game. "This is a great opportunity," Adams said. "There are only about 300 [NCAA Division I] jobs and I have one of them. I have to take advantage of it.
AUTOS
December 14, 2005 | Jeanne Wright, Special to The Times
Food? Check. Ice? Check. Drinks? Check. Parking valet? Check. Parking valet? For a growing number of hosts and hostesses in car-centric L.A., hiring a parking service is part of the pre-party checklist. And in terms of the holiday crunch, it's not too late to reserve valets for key dates, including New Year's Eve. Valets can add a flash of glamour, not to mention convenience: Who hasn't endured the hassle of parking a mile away on a crowded street?
SPORTS
May 3, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Adams, an assistant coach for the UC Irvine women's basketball team the last three seasons, was hired Friday as the team's head coach. Adams, 36, replaces Colleen Matsuhara, who was fired at the end of last season. The Anteaters finished 16-13 and lost to UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference tournament championship game. "This is a great opportunity," Adams said. "There are only about 300 [NCAA Division I] jobs and I have one of them. I have to take advantage of it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1996 | MARY HELEN PONCE, Mary Helen Ponce is a Sunland writer who teaches literature at Mission College and at UCLA
Like most Saturdays, the Home Depot store in San Fernando is terribly crowded. It takes effort and swift calculations to get past the aisles crowded with men who work in the "trades": electricians, carpenters, gardeners, house painters, plumbers, roofers--and the lowly do-it-yourselfers, like me. Everything is on sale: ceramic tile, flower seeds, light fixtures and paint. But what I most need is a weed whacker. It's that time again.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A seasonal surge of school and retail hiring kept Orange County's jobless rate virtually unchanged in October. Unemployment edged up only a tenth of a point to 6.6% from 6.5% in September, the state Employment Development Department reported Wednesday. But the temporary hiring masks the longer-range effect of a reported loss of 1,800 permanent positions in manufacturing and construction during the month.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County employers added 5,200 full- and part-time jobs to their payrolls in September, but the entire gain came from seasonal hiring by school districts as teachers returned to the classroom after summer vacation. Other key job categories, including manufacturing and retailing, remained virtually unchanged, and the construction and services industries each dropped 700 jobs for the month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
NEWS
August 1, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's jobless rate, already inflated by the recession, ballooned to a nine-year high of 6.7% in June as lines at unemployment offices filled with students and teachers seeking summer work. May's jobless rate in Orange County was 5.9%.
AUTOS
December 14, 2005 | Jeanne Wright, Special to The Times
Food? Check. Ice? Check. Drinks? Check. Parking valet? Check. Parking valet? For a growing number of hosts and hostesses in car-centric L.A., hiring a parking service is part of the pre-party checklist. And in terms of the holiday crunch, it's not too late to reserve valets for key dates, including New Year's Eve. Valets can add a flash of glamour, not to mention convenience: Who hasn't endured the hassle of parking a mile away on a crowded street?
SPORTS
August 9, 2010 | By Gary Klein
Pat Haden, USC's athletic director for less than seven days, made his first major coaching change Monday, firing baseball coach Chad Kreuter. Frank Cruz, a volunteer assistant the last two seasons after 12 years as coach at Loyola Marymount, will serve as interim coach for the 2011 season. USC has won 12 College World Series titles, more than any other school. But the Trojans have not participated in the NCAA tournament since 2005. "On my first day on the job at USC last week, I said one of my goals was to return the USC baseball program to national prominence," Haden said in a statement released by the school.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's unemployment rate for October fell to 2.9% from September's 3.2% due to a seasonal hiring surge, the state Employment Development Department reported Thursday. The official number of jobless residents dropped to 40,500 from 44,400 as teachers and other school employees returned to work, said Eleanor Jordan, Orange County labor market analyst for the EDD. Retailing was the only other industry segment with a sizable job increase, up 1,000 for a total of 215,200 jobs, Jordan said.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1987 | LILY ENG, Times Staff Writer
With the help of seasonal hirings in agriculture, public schools and service firms, Orange County's jobless rate dropped to a record low of 3.5% in February, according to statistics released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The February figures give Orange County the lowest unemployment rate of any county in Southern California for the 13th consecutive month. The previous record low for the jobless rate was 3.6%, which was posted in November, 1978.
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