February 22, 2014 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around them. They could hardly have come at a better time: The local economy is booming, and Forbes ranks OKC as the nation's eighth-fastest-growing city, thanks to thriving oil, gas and wind-power sectors as well as fracking. I was here in September for a consulting job, and I extended my stay to find these restaurants with a previous life.
December 5, 2013 |
This weekend, online shopping destination Gilt.com is going analog with the Gilt Warehouse Sale at Siren Studios in L.A., featuring racks and racks of clothing and accessories for women and men by Missoni, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Paul Smith, John Varvatos and more, discounted at up to 90% off. (Think a Marni jeweled collar for $99, a Missoni zigzag scarf for $39 and a pair of holiday red Narciso Rodriguez shoes for $179.) For added diversions, you can check out Infiniti Q50 cars and concept rooms custom designed by Zac Posen and Thom Browne, sip cocktails, and enjoy treatments from exhale mind body spa. Gilt City Warehouse Sale, Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m., Siren Studios, 6063 Sunset Blvd.
October 7, 2013 |
After months of stalled negotiations over salaries, workers at Amazon's German warehouses are threatening to walk out for the Christmas shopping season. It would not be the first time German workers walked out on Amazon . Verdi, the Services and Trade Union, has organized short strikes in Leipzig, Saxony and Bad Hersfeld this year. Workers represented by Verdi in Amazon's distribution centers have been trying to force Amazon to recognize collective bargaining agreements in the mail order and retail industry as wage benchmarks for workers in the distribution centers.
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August 28, 2013 |
Firefighters continued to battle a stubborn chemical-fueled fire at a Santa Ana warehouse more than eight hours after it was reported Wednesday morning. The Orange County Fire Authority's hazardous-material team was on site and expected to determine whether any chemicals, including acetone and alcohol, were still leaking from their containers, said agency spokesman Capt. Steve Concialdi. "There's still a lot of debris in there and lots of pockets where the fire is," Concialdi said.
July 29, 2013 |
Amazon.com Inc. is going on a hiring binge. The Seattle-based company said Monday it will immediately begin to fill more than 5,000 full-time warehouse jobs and about 2,000 customer service jobs. The positions are available at 17 distribution centers across the United States, including three so-called fulfillment centers in California: San Bernardino, Tracy and Patterson, the company said in a statement. PHOTOS: Workers beware: Top cities with falling wages "We're hiring more than 5,000 people to join our team and help us continue to innovate and serve our customers,” said Dave Clark, vice president of worldwide operations and customer service at Amazon.
July 24, 2013 |
Thirty workers didn't report for their jobs Wednesday at a warehouse supplying Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers, protesting alleged retaliation from managers after employees complained about poor working conditions, organizers said. The action in Mira Loma is the latest in a string of protests against warehouses and logistics companies in the Inland Empire by Warehouse Workers United, a union-backed advocacy group pushing for better working conditions. The workers, who aren't represented by a union, staged a rally at a warehouse operated by Olivet International Inc., which sells apparel and luggage to various retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target Corp.