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Garcetti Initiative Aimed At Hiring 10,000 Veterans In LA By 2017

Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a citywide hiring initiative that seeks to employ 10,000 Southland veterans by 2017.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/09/2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti (credit: CBS)

Mayor’s Proposal To Hire More Parking Enforcement Officers Met With Strong Criticism

Critics charge the new enforcement hires could generate $5 million in additional revenue, but Garcetti says the parking ticket rebellion may be premature. KCAL9’s Dave Bryan reports.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2014

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LAFD Hiring Halt Blamed For ‘Dangerously Long’ Overtime Hours

Firefighters with the city of Los Angeles voiced criticism Tuesday of what they say is a broken recruiting process that has put public safety at risk.

04/01/2014

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter

Mayor Halts ‘Fatally Flawed’ LAFD Hiring Process, Vows Reform

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday a halt to what he called a “fatally flawed” recruiting process for the Los Angeles Fire Department and pledged further reform efforts.

03/20/2014

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LA City Fire Chief Sounds Alarm About Hiring Crisis

Acting L.A. City Fire Chief James Featherstone warned the City Council Wednesday of an ongoing hiring crisis, noting the number of firefighters on the payroll has shrunk from 3,213 to 2,853 since 2008.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/05/2014

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Sheriff Baca Denies Catering To Friends, Family With Controversial Hiring Program

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca denies authorizing the program “Friends of the Sheriff”, which critics say accommodated those with connections.

12/19/2013

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Report: LASD Hiring Program Favored Friends, Relatives

A special program in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that gave preferential hiring treatment to friends and relatives of its employees — even some with criminal records — is now over, according to reports Thursday.

12/19/2013

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LA County Social Workers Reach Tentative Deal

Los Angeles County social workers who staged a six-day strike say they’ve reached tentative agreement on a new contract that will lower their caseloads.

12/13/2013

LAPD police officers

LAPD Hiring Drive Faces Shortfall In Qualified Applicants

The Los Angeles Police Department is facing a drought of applicants to hire as patrol officers.

12/04/2013

The City of Hope is looking to hire. (credit: CBS)

Where The Jobs Are: City Of Hope Offers Perks — And A Purpose

Employees of the City of Hope Hospital know the perks and benefits are many.

11/20/2013

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Study: On Screen Hollywood Loves The Gays, Off Screen Not So Much

A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.

09/27/2013

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Pasadena Firefighter Hopefuls Apply For Coveted Trainee Jobs

Thousands of prospective firefighters gathered Monday in Pasadena to compete for highly coveted positions with the city.

08/19/2013

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Universal Studios Hosts Auditions For Tram Tour Guides

If you’re looking for your big break into Hollywood, you may want to head down to Universal City Monday.

04/08/2013

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LA Port Workers Protest After Mechanic Layoffs

Dozens of employees at the Port of Los Angeles were on the picket line Friday over alleged unfair hiring practices.

02/22/2013

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Poll: Half Of Californians Optimistic About 2013

Angelenos and residents throughout California are more optimistic about the state’s economic prospects than at any time since the recession in 2007, according to a survey released Thursday.

01/31/2013

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