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  • L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April

    L.A. entertainment jobs grow 5.3% in April
    In a surprising plot twist, Hollywood's overall jobs picture continues to improve despite the long-term effects of production flight and studio cost cutting. Employment in Los Angeles County's motion picture and sound recording sector grew to 126,400...
  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
  • Jobless grads should eye smaller businesses

    The college class of 2014 is graduating across the country, and while some grads may be going directly into the workforce, many others are leaving school without a job lined up. There's still time for those new grads looking for work. With the economy...
  • Construction trades building a brighter future

    You've probably heard the comments and congressional testimony from "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe, who describes America as "profoundly disconnected" from both an awareness of the people who perform the many vital jobs on which modern life depends and our...
  • In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids

    In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids
    Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother. After having twins four years ago, the former marketing manager for New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was determined to press on with a career, even one that came with...
  • Economic growth slows to a crawl in first quarter

    The American economy barely grew in the first quarter as the harsh winter weather appears to have knocked business investment and other activity even harder than previously thought. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy expanded at a...
  • Job-seeking millennials need to tell their stories

    Job-seeking millennials need to tell their stories
    As a big-time player in the workplace writing game, I learned long ago to give the people what they want. That was the motivation behind my award-winning 17-part series, "The Art and Craft of Napping at Work," and my recurring feature, "Work Doughnuts:...
  • Schools grapple with substitute teacher shortage

    During the middle of a weekday last month, more than 100 Allen High School students were ushered into the gymnasium. There was no assembly that day or school pep rally. And this definitely wasn't a game of dodge ball. Many of the students were...
  • The road to success goes through the salad bar

    My friend Dan and I were discussing the current job market. Like many large corporations which have resumed hiring, Dan's company has a slew of openings. I asked what he was looking for in the ideal candidate. "I just want someone who's creative, can...
  • Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid

    Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid
    Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...
  • California unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time since 2008

    California unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time since 2008
    California employers added a net 56,100 jobs in April, helping push the unemployment rate below 8% for the first time in nearly six years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.  The state's jobless rate fell from 8.1% in March to 7.8%...