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    Older Workers Wanted

    Older Workers Wanted
    The challenge was clear: In 2004, expansion and turnover would force The Home Depot to hire 135,000 new workers. Where would they come from? Executives at the Atlanta-based company recognized the need to look at nontraditional workers, such as school bus drivers who work odd hours. But they also realized there is an enormous, untapped pool of potential employees: Older workers. ...
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    The Glass Cliff

    The Glass Cliff
    With the recent dismissal/demotion of several women executives from major corporations, a 2005 article in the British Journal of Management entitled "The Glass Cliff: Evidence that Women are Over-Represented in Precarious Leadership Positions" is being scrutinized anew. In this article Michelle Ryan and Alexander Haslam confront the question: what sorts of jobs are women given when they finally make it into ...
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    The Analysis: Achieving Gender Balance at Carlson

    The Analysis: Achieving Gender Balance at Carlson
    How has Carlson achieved gender balance? A big part of the answer is Marilyn Carlson. She created a culture of meritocracy, where talent drives development and promotions. And surprise, surprise. When women are given an equal chance and the same preparatory experiences, they rise in equal numbers. Yet we're losing a significant chunk of the talent pipeline. In a recent ...
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    Congress OKs Historic Bailout Bill

    Congress OKs Historic Bailout Bill
    In an about-face after a week of market turmoil and legislative maneuvering, the House of Representatives gave the Bush Administration broad authority to invest as much as $700 billion in the troubled market for mortgages and related securities. The bill passed 263 to 171 without amendment, meaning it will go to President George W. Bush, who has said he will sign ...
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    Employers Cut Jobs by Most in More than 5 Years

    Employers Cut Jobs by Most in More than 5 Years
    Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession. The Labor Department's fresh snapshot, released Friday, also showed that the nation's unemployment rate held steady at 6.1 percent as hundreds of thousands of people streamed out of the work force for any number of ...
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    Holiday Hiring Market Very Tight in 2008

     Holiday Hiring Market Very Tight in 2008
    Americans hoping to make extra money to pay bills or buy presents this holiday season better start looking for their holiday job now. The number of jobs available will be less than last year – and more people are expected to be vying for them – according to a new SnagAJob.com survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. The SnagAJob.com survey of ...
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    Two Magazines Name Southern California Edison a Top U.S. Company for Hispanics

    Two national magazines geared to Latinos have named Southern California Edison (SCE) as one of the best companies in the United States for Hispanics to work. Hispanic Business magazine ranked SCE second on its list of the top 60 companies in America for Hispanics, while LATINA Style magazine, for the eighth consecutive year, ranked SCE as one of the “best 50 ...
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    Hanesbrands to Close 9 Plants, Cut 8,100 Jobs

    Hanesbrands to Close 9 Plants, Cut 8,100 Jobs
    Apparel maker Hanesbrands Inc. said Wednesday it will close nine plants across five countries and cut about 12 percent of its work force as it restructures its operations in order to cut costs. The moves will eliminate the jobs of about 8,100 workers in the U.S. and Central America, while the company plans to add 2,000 jobs in Asia. Hanes has ...
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    Exec Perks: An Ugly Picture Emerges

    Exec Perks: An Ugly Picture Emerges
    Executive perks have always occupied a special place in Corporate America, largely hidden from view. Unlike information about salaries, bonuses, and stock options, which is readily available, details about executive perks have usually been skimpy at best and, for the most part, consigned to footnotes in the company proxy. But thanks to reforms by the Securities & Exchange Commission, that's starting ...
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    Symmetry Electronics Starts Outreach Program Employing Adults with Autism

    Symmetry employees were treated to an Autism and Asperger Awareness and Education presentation from F.A.C.T. (Focus on All-Child Therapies), a non-profit Los Angeles-based program specializing in support/social-communication groups for families of children with autism, Asperger Syndrome and related disabilities. “People with Autism and Aspergers are unique individuals who can be a major asset to companies who know how to utilize them ...
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    Vitality Named Most Effective Wellness Program

    The Vitality health enhancement program, with a globally recognized, innovative, incentive-based approach, has been named the Most Effective Wellness/Integrated Care Program for 2008 by CDHC Solutions Magazine. Their annual Superstar Awards honor pioneers in health care. Vitality was recognized for significantly reducing health care costs for employers over more than a decade. Vitality is the world’s longest standing, scientifically based health ...
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    Mattel Named One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles

     Mattel Named One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles
    Mattel, Inc., the world’s largest toymaker, today announced it has been named as one of 2008’s “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles,” ranking 9th among large-sized companies. The complete list will appear in next week’s issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mattel moves up the list in 2008 since ranking 13th in 2007. “This honor reflects Mattel’s strong commitment ...
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    Corporate Wellness

    Corporate Wellness
    The most costly health concerns for businesses – heart conditions, hypertension, diabetes, etc. – could be improved or even prevented by making easy-to-adopt lifestyle changes. Kronos Optimal Health Company is making it easier for companies to tackle these costly problems by introducing a collection of innovative lifestyle management courses. These multi-session courses, held either at work sites or via the Web, ...
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    Bay Area CEOs Planning Layoffs in Next Six Months

    Bay Area CEOs Planning Layoffs in Next Six Months
    Marking a significant turn in the economy, for the first time in five years, more CEOs are planning Bay Area layoffs than those planning workforce increases, the Bay Area Council announced today in the release of its quarterly Business Confidence Survey. Indeed, 26 percent are planning layoffs in the next six months – the highest percentage ever recorded by the Survey, ...
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    Wal-Mart Denies Telling Employees How to Vote

    Wal-Mart Denies Telling Employees How to Vote
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, denied a report Friday that it had pressured employees to vote against Democrats in November because of worries that a bill the party supports would make it easier for workers to unionize. The measure, called the Employee Free Choice Act, would allow labor organizations to unionize workplaces without secret ballot elections. It was co-sponsored ...
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    Anheuser-Busch Ups Retirement Plan for Key Workers

    Anheuser-Busch Ups Retirement Plan for Key Workers
    Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. has released details of an enhanced retirement program that will be offered to certain employees as the brewer looks to cut costs. The nation's largest brewer announced this summer that it would offer early retirement to salaried employees in the third quarter. Of the company's 8,600 employees, there are 1,300 who are 55 and older who are eligible ...
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    Refine Your Online Image: Tips for Career Survival

    Refine Your Online Image: Tips for Career Survival
    Everyone knows appearances matter when you're job hunting, but while you wouldn't think of wearing torn jeans to an interview, you might not even blink at sending an email message from a personal address you should share only with family and friends. Let's face it, meanpeoplesuck@addict.com may capture the real you, but it isn't exactly the image you want to ...
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    Facebook's Big Facelift

    Facebook's Big Facelift
    Facebook's designers want to cut the clutter. The Palo Alto (Calif.) social networking site is readying an extensive overhaul of its core profile pages in an attempt to bring back the sleek aesthetic that helped fuel its early popularity. Executives say the redesign should hit the Web browsers of Facebook's 70 million worldwide users in the next few weeks. The moves ...
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    U.S. Employers Shed 51,000 Jobs in July

    U.S. Employers Shed 51,000 Jobs in July
    Unemployment continued its long climb in July, and employers slashed jobs for the seventh straight month, as the labor market continued a slow but steady deterioration that is walloping American workers. The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in July, the Labor Department said today, up from 5.5 percent in June and 4.7 percent a year earlier. Employers cut 51,000 positions from ...
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    Macy’s Goods Not Produced in Long Island City “Sweatshop”

    Macy’s Goods Not Produced in Long Island City “Sweatshop”
    Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today reported that a Long Island garment factory cited by the New York State Department of Labor for labor law violations was, in fact, not manufacturing goods for sale at Macy’s. “There is no place in Macy’s stores for goods that are manufactured by workers who are underage, underpaid or forced to work in conditions that are illegal,” ...
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