A remarkable thing happened in Washington, D.C., last week. National leaders of business and labor hammered out an outline on immigration reform. This might not only give a major boost to a new immigration policy; it might also show a path around the gridlock that has driven the...
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The Great Recession is technically over, but for many job seekers — particularly in the Los Angeles area — it certainly doesn’t seem that way.
Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate stood at 10.2 percent in December, higher than California as a whole and far above the already...
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My photo on MSN.com Today! It goes with this article: Lessons from jobs held in your 30s
Finding your passion
After dropping out of medical school in her 20s, Lisa Niver Rajna of Los Angeles traveled for almost seven years on the high seas. “In my 30s, I worked on a cruise ship like...
November 30, 2011 | 6:25 pm
Job Search Process Is Ineffective, Demeaning
Even though organizations like JVS have WorkSource centers on Wilshire Boulevard and in Marina del Rey, the jobs through JVS are all online (“Still Unemployed: Out of Luck but Not Out of Hope,” Nov. 25). The process of finding jobs...
November 22, 2011 | 2:36 pm
In July 2009, when everyone could see that the financial collapse of September 2008 was not going to be short-lived, I tracked down and interviewed for The Journal several people who had been hit hard by the recession. I also wrote about what Jewish organizations locally were doing...
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A $2.5 million grant to Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston will fund a groundbreaking program that places young adults with disabilities in jobs.
The Ruderman Family Foundation provided the grant to fund the “Young Adult Transitions to Work” program, which provides young...
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September 25, 2008 | 2:32 amWith the start of the High Holy Days, the pace of communal life starts to change, and our focus is on reflection, reconciliation, repentance and the annual response to new beginnings.
For too many in our community, however, this season will hold more angst than joy.
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Workers of the World, Relax
Labor Day is Sept. 5. We think of all the people who work hard to feed their families. Jews have always been very involved in helping those who are in need. They have established labor unions; they have fought for fair wages; they have led movements to...
August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm
This High Holiday season, leaders of Temple Ner Maarav want people to know that they are still open for business.
Some might have thought otherwise of the Encino synagogue, which was rocked by a battle that divided members between the shul's rabbi of 19 years and its more recently...
May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Investment banker Adlai Wertman was fed up with Wall Street -- so he moved to Los Angeles, took an 85 percent pay cut and got a job on Skid Row. Two years later, he says he's never been happier.
Wertman, 42, is the president and CEO of Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization that helps...
December 30, 1999 | 7:00 pmEven though Elizabeth Arkin joined Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in September, she's still writing resumes and looking for work -- though not for herself.
That's because, as vocational counselor of the rehabilitation program for Los Angeles proper -- the Westside, Hollywood, Beverly...
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