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BUSINESS
May 10, 1998 | STEVEN GINSBERG, THE WASHINGTON POST
Right now, Kevin Hill is between jobs. But the 27-year-old isn't too worried just yet. After all, he's young and marketable and the nation's unemployment rate hasn't been this low since World War II. "I'm looking with consulting firms," Hill said. "Maybe software implementation. I've also been looking at the staffing industry." When he finished college four years ago, Hill took a $29,000-a-year job as a research analyst for the Washington Consulting Group in Bethesda, Md.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | JULIO V. CANO
About 500 part-time temporary and seasonal municipal employees will receive a 4% raise over the next 10 months, after going without a salary increase since 1991. The City Council this week unanimously approved a two-year contract agreement, which will go into effect Saturday. It will provide a 2% increase; an additional 2% will become effective Dec. 28.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1998 | Patrice Apodaca
One of the nation's fastest-growing temporary-services companies is launching a major expansion in Orange County. Labor Ready, the leading provider of temporary manual laborers, just opened a Costa Mesa branch, and at the end of this month it plans to have new sites established in Westminster and Anaheim. The company already has offices in Fullerton and Tustin, which it opened about three years ago.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1998
RemedyTemp Inc.: The San Juan Capistrano personnel company posted net income of $3.5 million, or 38 cents a share, for the first quarter of fiscal 1998, 35% higher than $2.6 million, or 28 cents a share, for the same period a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 28 increased 31% to $111.1 million from $84.6 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newly opened job center in Hollywood where day laborers wait for work is under fire from local contractors, who complain that the center is unfairly promoting the services of unlicensed workers. Citing a flier for the center that advertises roofers, painters and plumbers, contractors complained that the city-funded center gives an advantage to the laborers, most of whom are not licensed by the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The two women crouch over the dirty bathtub, sponges in hand. The vacant Los Feliz Hills bungalow is caked with months' accumulation of grimy dust, a tougher house than most of their cleaning jobs. But this assignment comes with a certain edge of pride. Domestic workers Clara Choquin and Sandra Oliva landed this job through a program they're spearheading at a new Hollywood community job center, a worker-driven endeavor that matches employers with qualified housekeepers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1997
A new and unique job center that connects day laborers and domestic workers with local employers will celebrate a grand opening in Hollywood today. The Hollywood Community Jobs Center, located on a lot provided by a nearby Sears store, will have a rain-protected area with chairs and telephones so that employers can come by or call to hire workers.
NEWS
August 31, 1997 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 35 million Americans now hold "nonstandard" jobs--part-timers, independent contractors, temp workers, the self-employed--and represent a distinct, and disadvantaged, class within the U.S. work force, according to a new wage and benefit analysis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1997
Concerned that the city may step up enforcement of an ordinance making it illegal to solicit work on street corners, Pomona Mayor Eddie Cortez and some day laborers are expressing anger at the City Council's failure to approve creation of a day laborer center. Cortez said the city has already started citing day laborers for loitering. More than a year ago, the council approved a statute making it a misdemeanor to solicit work on streets, parking lots or sidewalks.
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