| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:19 PM
A community group backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is organizing a campaign to reform the state's troubled unemployment insurance program.
The program, administered by the Employment Development Department, has delayed...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A group seeking to reform the state’s unemployment insurance system kicked off its campaign Thursday outside an Employment Development Department office in South Los Angeles.
Backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the...
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Feb 28, 2011
It was no coincidence that the theme of ABC's telecast of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony was "You're Invited."
As never before, cinephiles this year were able to customize their personal Oscar viewing, becoming in effect the directors and editors of...
| Mar 6, 2011
Geopolitics. Rhinoplasty. Who knew those would be among the hottest topics in Asia for 2011? It was news to me, and I've been going back and forth to Asia for a quarter-century, with trips to Japan and China last year alone. To see what the Asia...
| Jan 3, 2012
Finding employment these days can be hard enough, but imagine getting asked a bizarre question during the interview process that's impossible to answer. According to Glassdoor.com — an online jobs and career community — strange interview...
| Dec 15, 2011
Banking on worries over rising health costs in the U.S., government and hospital officials in Mexico City are courting Chicagoans searching for affordable medical care.
On Wednesday, about a dozen Chicago health professionals and several others...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:44 PM
They are young, connected, outspoken, aware. They tend to know what they want, they know how to shop and they account for about one quarter of the population.
This is Generation Y, or Gen Y. And their automotive priorities change from year to year,...
| Oct 7, 2011
A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago.
Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles.
For now, the search at indeed.com/...
| Oct 4, 2011
The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found.
The worst month for canceled runs...
| Oct 10, 2011
Companies are trying to bring more play to the workday.
Striving to make everyday business tasks more engaging, a growing number of firms, including International Business Machines Corp. and consulting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., are...