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April 6, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive who suggested last year that the world's largest retailer should avoid hiring unhealthy workers has been promoted to head its human-resources division. Susan Chambers was named executive vice president of the unit that oversees human resources and diversity. She succeeds Lawrence Jackson, 52, who was promoted to president and chief executive of global procurement, Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart said.
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April 6, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive who suggested last year that the world's largest retailer should avoid hiring unhealthy workers has been promoted to head its human-resources division. Susan Chambers was named executive vice president of the unit that oversees human resources and diversity. She succeeds Lawrence Jackson, 52, who was promoted to president and chief executive of global procurement, Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart said.
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June 8, 1994 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In local ballot initiatives Tuesday across Ventura County, Oak Park residents showed early support for remaining an unincorporated community, while Port Hueneme voters in early returns were narrowly favoring a tax increase to keep their city police force. Meanwhile, a countywide measure that would enable transit officials to tap into a statewide gas tax fund was receiving widespread support.
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October 28, 2005 | Molly Selvin and Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writers
Lawyers for employers and employees agree: A leaked Wal-Mart memo proposing ways to cut healthcare costs could mean big legal trouble for the world's largest retailer. Even if the company accepts none of the questionable suggestions it contains, the memo will furnish plaintiffs' attorneys with evidence to argue that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. discriminates against some workers, said Jeffrey Winikow, a Century City employee-rights lawyer. "The memo is a cesspool of legal violations."
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October 27, 2005 | Abigail Goldman and Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writers
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which built its reputation -- and a virulent opposition -- on rock-bottom prices, has talked a lot lately about becoming a kinder, more responsible company. But the retailing giant is finding that convincing the world that it is "committed to change," and to keeping costs low, is a tough balancing act. On Monday, Chief Executive H. Lee Scott Jr. pledged to bring health insurance within reach of his 1.3 million U.S. employees.
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