CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2000 |
Working at the epicenter of the Los Angeles Internet slowdown, Brenda Arechiga watched friends lose their jobs as Hollywood dot-coms went dot-bomb. But when she was called into the Venice offices of her entertainment information Web site and let go in a round of layoffs a few weeks ago, "I was just astounded," Arechiga said. "I was in a daze. I thought I was one of my CEO's key people.
December 16, 2000 |
Highlighting the region's comeback from economic collapse in the early 1990s, Los Angeles County's unemployment rate dropped sharply to a record low of 5% in November, state officials said Friday. The county's surprisingly big decline in joblessness, down from 5.5% in October, came despite increasing signs of a national economic slowdown. It is the county's lowest unemployment rate in at least 18 years.
December 11, 1999 |
Employers in California created a hefty 45,600 jobs last month in a burst of hiring that pushed down unemployment rates to historic lows or close to those levels in many urban centers of the state. California accounted for 20% of the jobs produced nationwide last month, nearly double the state's share of the nation's work force. The hiring, powered by strong performances from a broad spectrum of industries, was also well above the yearlong average of 30,000 monthly jobs gains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998
A $1-million job training grant will provide retraining and other employment services to displaced workers in Carson, Lomita and Torrance, Gov. Pete Wilson said Thursday. The funds from the governor's discretionary fund, under a provision of the federal Job Training Partnership Act, will be administered by the Carson, Lomita, Torrance Private Industry Council. The job training agency will receive $20,000 to provide services through June 30.
May 16, 1998 |
Backed by the economy's relentless expansion, the number of working Californians reached a record high again in April as the state's jobless rate dipped to 5.9% from 6% the previous month, state officials said Friday. Local unemployment rates also edged lower in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and San Diego counties, the Employment Development Department said. The rate in Orange County, which is enjoying a surging job market, dropped to an exceptionally low 2.7% last month.