Ralph's is looking for a few good workers
Just in case there's a strike, Ralph's is getting prepared
So Ralph's is looking for a few good employees to help them stay open in case of a strike from grocery workers.
The union representing Southland grocery workers has issued a notice of its intention to cancel the contract extension under which union members have been working since March. The union issued the 72-hour notice yesterday, meaning that theoretically, a work stoppage could occur as early as Sunday night.
A total of 604,000 people, 12.5%, were unemployed in August in Los Angeles County, which has a labor force of about 4.85 million. Statewide, 2.175 million people were out of work, up by 8,000 over the previous month.
The unemployment rate nationally for Blacks was 16.7 percent last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate was an increase from July, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.9 percent.
For African-Americans in California, the unemployment rate is 20.3%.
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Lancaster, CA - During this time in United States history when many of the nation’s people are dealing with the current recession, job placement and career centers are providing an added resource to many of the unemployed and job seekers.
Hundreds of potential hires turned out on Thursday to meet with subcontractors for the Forum Renovation Project.
The meeting was held at Faithful Central Bible Church, the former owner of the Forum. The historic but rundown arena in Inglewood was sold to Madison Square Garden in June 2012.
The facility, built in 1967, was the former home of the Lakers and Kings, and the site of numerous memorable rock concerts.
Madison Square Garden, the owner of the Inglewood Forum, and Clark Construction are inviting local residents interested in the contruction trades to meet with subcontractors for the Forum Renovation Project today from 10 a.m. to noon. On the agenda are such issues as project overview, construction jobs, local worker placement opportunities, support services such as South Bay 1 Stop and union representatives.
The meeting will be held at Faithful Central Church, the Living Room, 333 W. Florence Ave., in Inglewood.
Who wouldn’t want to spend the summer months sleeping until noon, and the rest of the day scouring the malls for the latest Hip Hop fashion or hanging out at the park shooting hoops?
Antelope Valley College (AVC) hosts its 18th semi-annual career information and job fair April 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus in the Fine Arts Quad, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster.
The job fair is open to AVC students as well as job seekers from the general public.
An estimated 80 representatives from companies in the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas are expected to set up booths. To get a detailed list of businesses expected to attend, visit the web site www.myavc.edu, click on student services and then job placement.