Thursday, March 19, 2009

Women's Job Fair Set for March 26 in Sacramento

A women's job fair will be held Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way. The event is being hosted by .

For further information on the event and to obtain directions and a list of attendees, call (516) 433-1148.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Staples Center Job Fair Set for March 16

Don’t miss this opportunity to apply to jobs with some of the top sports and entertainment companies in Southern California, as Staples Center will host a job fair on Monday, March 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For only $30, attend the career fair and the hockey game immediately after, as the Los Angeles Kings take on the Nashville Predators.

Employers Scheduled to Attend*

  • AEG
  • LA Kings
  • LA Clippers
  • LA Sparks
  • LA Sol
  • LA Galaxy
  • Chivas USA
  • GRAMMY Museum
  • Power 106/ Movin’ 93.9
  • ESPN Radio / Radio Disney
  • High Desert Mavericks
  • US Army
For further information, visit: .

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

JOBS TO AVOID: No One with More than 5 Years Experience

Editor's note: As a public service to readers of this blog, we want to expose those who are trying to take advantage of people in these tough economic times. More to the point, we want to highlight companies and individuals who are attempting to get people to work for peanuts! Here is one such advertisement:

Beverly Hills Weekly is seeking a reporter who can cover it all from education to city council and beyond.

Beverly Hills Weekly is a community paper with a circulation of 15,000 and a readership of some of the most influential people in Southern California. We do not cover entertainment news. Applicant must be available to attend Tuesday night city council and school board meetings. B.A./B.S. degree required. (College newspaper writing experience OK) Perfect position for a recent college graduate.

This is not the position for a journalist with more than 5 years paid experience. Salary is negotiable. Southern California residents only.

Fax resume and no more than 2 clips (if available) to: (310) 887-0789 or email to Absolutely NO PHONE CALLS. NO OUT OF STATE RESUMES.

JOBS TO AVOID: $5 Per Article

Editor's note: As a public service to readers of this blog, we want to expose those who are trying to take advantage of people in these tough economic times. More to the point, we want to highlight companies and individuals who are attempting to get people to work for peanuts! Here is one such advertisement:

Reply to: Date: 2009-03-08, 7:52PM PDT

We are looking for several writers to write a variety of articles on life in Los Angeles County for a new website that aims to be a local resource to the community. We will need articles on local community events and functions, attractions, reviews of local restaurants, sports events, opinions of community, city and county politics, effects of the economy of current living conditions, the school system and children's programs, issues within the school systems that need exposure and many more topics that will help to give a diverse depiction of real life within Los Angeles County. Articles need to be between 750-1000 words and the author will be given credit for writing the articles. If you are interested please submit a 300-500 word writing sample for review to If selected we will supply you with general topics and keywords that need to be worked into the articles regularly. We are paying $5 per article. We are looking for a diverse look at life in Los Angeles so if you are a college student or senior citizen, your opinion and writing is important to us. We are looking for a number of writers who can take a list of topics and run with it. Writers will be paid electronically via paypal or by business check by mail if you do not have an online payment processor.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Gov. Schwarzenegger Promotes Businesses on Trip

Addressing the California Business Reception, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently concluded his trip promoting California business and the state’s global leadership in information communications technology at CeBIT 2009 in Hannover, Germany.

As the first official state partner with CeBIT, a technology trade fair for digital business solutions and information and communications technology (ICT), California companies were spotlighted among over 5,000 exhibitors and half a million attendees.

“As I’ve said before, California is not only the eighth-largest economy in the world - we are the high-tech capital of the world and the biotechnology capital of the world - and I’m proud to have showcased our great state here at the world’s largest technology trade fair,” said Gov. Schwarzenegger. “Especially in the middle of this difficult global economy, it’s terrific to see so many companies from California seize this tremendous opportunity to network with organizations from across the globe, sharing their innovative technologies and pumping up their businesses.”

During his two-day CeBIT Exhibition promotional tour, the Governor met with various business and elected officials including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Lower Saxony Minister President Christian Wulff and Hannover Lord Mayor Stephan Weil. In his meeting with Chancellor Merkel, discussions focused on economic stimulus and California’s desire to collaborate with other nations like Germany on climate change.

The Governor also delivered remarks at several events including CeBIT’s Opening Ceremony, where he spoke to over 2,000 audience members. The Governor also toured the CeBIT exhibition fair grounds which showcased California companies and included 27 separate exhibit halls spanning over 10 million square feet of exhibition space. Many California companies, including a state delegation of 51 small and medium-sized businesses, showcased the state’s innovative ICT in several key industries including green technology, entertainment, Internet-based services, TeleHealth, security, consumer electronics, digital content generation and distribution, aerospace, and research and technology at CeBIT 2009.

Additionally, the Germany-California ICT Summit was the star attraction of the Partner State program, giving the two entities the opportunity to step-up collaboration and stimulate increased bilateral business.

For more information about CeBIT 2009, visit at

Sacramento Bee Cutting More Than 100 Positions

The Sacramento Bee will eliminate 128 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, as revenue continues to fall in the staggering newspaper industry.

Among the cuts will be 29 jobs in the newsroom, 8 in advertising, 62 in circulation and 23 in production. Those surviving the cuts face wage decreases of up to 6 percent and could be forced to take a week of unpaid leave.

The layoffs are the latest in a series of cutbacks at the 152-year-old newspaper, one of 30 daily newspapers under the direction of Sacramento-based McClatchy Co.

San Diego County Posts 8.6% January Unemployment Rate

The numbers continue to be grim in the job market for San Diego, as the county's unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in January, an increase from a revised 7.5 percent rate in December and above the year-ago estimate of 5.1 percent, previously noted by the California Employment Development Department.

Trade, transportation and utilities marked the largest decline — 8,400 jobs — while retail lost 6,200, mostly in general-merchandise and clothing stores.

The hospitality sector did away with nearly 5,000 jobs, 91 percent of which were in restaurants and bars. Professional and business services removed 4,500 positions.