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May 18,2007
Daimler's fire sale price of $7.4 billion for Chrysler - it bought the company for $36 billion in 1998 - speaks volumes about the challenges facing the North American automotive industry, as well as its direction for the future. In reality, after a series of payments and loans between the two companies, Daimler will pay Cerberus, a private equity firm, about $650 million to get rid of Chrysler. Daimler can't afford to keep Chrysler because ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
Getting promoted might not be all it's cracked up to be. A new study by the Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Development Dimensions International reveals that winning a coveted job promotion might just turn out to be one of the most stressful experiences in life. It's ranked by 785 business executives as more trying than dealing with divorce, the loss of a loved one or the frustration of raising teenagers. In short, getting a promotion doesn't seem ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
The weak housing market may have an impact on companies trying to find workers in the competitive labor market. Job candidates are no longer as willing to relocate as they once were now that home values have dropped. Only 16.6 percent of job seekers in the first quarter moved for a job offer, according to the most recent Challenger Job Market Index, a quarterly survey of 3,000 job-hunters by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
Umpqua Holdings Corporation announced this week that Dan Sullivan, its current CFO, has assumed new duties as the executive vice president of strategic initiatives. Located in Portland, Oregon, Sullivan will serve as the primary executive responsible for acquisition integrations, the company’s retail brokerage subsidiary Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York Inc. and the real estate property division. Neal McLaughlin, Umpqua’s senior vice president and controller, and Ron Farnsworth, the company’s senior vice president of financial integrity, ... [full story]
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May 11,2007
Imagine the public outcry if a company violated a federal law for 44 years. Now, listen to the noise level of the complaints about equal pay for women. You don't hear very much, do you? Every year around this time, we hear some grumbling about women not earning as much as men and then a few days later the discussion ends, only to be rekindled a year later. This year is a clone of past ... [full story]
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May 11,2007
Going green not only helps the environment, but it may also benefit companies in recruiting new employees. Eco-friendly businesses will most likely have an advantage over their competition when it comes to hiring the intelligent young people in today's market. A survey completed by Harris Poll discovered 33 percent of Americans would rather work for a green company compared to a business that does not try to encourage socially and environmentally friendly methods, according to ... [full story]
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May 04,2007
There are tens of millions of U.S. workers who have lied or exaggerated their accomplishments on their resumes. Tens of millions. At least. And, most of them still have jobs. The news of resume fraud or resume inflation surfaces each time a high-profile individual is accused. Consider these episodes: - Marilee Jones is driven from her job as admissions director at MIT after 28 years of presumably good service to the university. She had claimed ... [full story]
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May 04,2007
College graduates looking to find a job should think twice before putting untrue statements on their resumes. Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, learned that lying on resumes can come back to haunt you. She fabricated her education credentials almost 30 years ago on her resume. Jones admitted that she never completed her undergraduate degree; however, recently it was discovered that she received an undergraduate degree at a university ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
Eager to show job-seekers the variety of career options in healthcare today, Cascade Healthcare Community will be hosting a Healthy Careers Employment Fair on Monday, April 23.The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will run through 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Health and Learning Conference Center at St. Charles Medical Center – Bend. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about career paths available at St. Charles. “We’re hopeful the event will draw both ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
The rejuvenation of Jackie Robinson's spirit on the 60th anniversary of breaking the color barrier in baseball sadly shortchanged an important aspect of his achievement. What Robinson accomplished wasn't so much a baseball feat as it was a crucial civil rights breakthrough for all Americans. He was a great baseball player, yet none of his accomplishments on the diamond can compare with what he did for society. Robinson showed us in definitive terms that blacks ... [full story]
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Apr 20,2007
Soft skills will take you further in the workplace than you might imagine. When hiring administrative staff, managers are putting more value on soft skills than technical skills. A new survey found 67 percent of human resource managers polled said they would hire an applicant with strong soft skills whose technical abilities were lacking while only 9 percent would hire someone with strong technical skills but poor interpersonal skills. One of the main reasons? The ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
Mary Anderson, deputy district attorney for Deschutes County, received notification this week that she has been nominated as a candidate for the National Traffic Safety Award for Prosecutors.  Mary was nominated by John Moffat, regional administrator for the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the nomination letter the Regional Administrator wrote, “Ms. Anderson is viewed as a knowledgeable leader, having instructed prosecutors, law enforcement officer, and forensic scientists at the ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
(Bend, Oregon) -  Tetherow this week announced the appointment of Melissa Johnson as Sales Operations Manager for the new Bend luxury resort.   Melissa Johnson A five-year resident of Bend, Johnson was assistant controller and membership director at Pronghorn before joining the Tetherow sales team. She will manage the downtown sales center, handle contracts administration and assist with marketing and sales. Tetherow is Bend’s new luxury resort community, with sales of the first home sites -- priced ... [full story]
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