June 25, 1999 |
JOBS Free-lance programmers can find work on Web Tapping into the huge growth arenas of on-line job recruiting and the free agent economy, two companies are creating the first Internet sites for independent contractors and free-lancers looking for new projects. Monster.com, one of the largest on-line job recruiters, will unveil Monster Talent Market 1.0, a free agent marketplace on July 4. Yesterday, Opus 360 Corp., a New York Internet applications company, launched a Web site called FreeAgent.
August 20, 1993 |
The exhibitors at the Mac show yesterday said they'd heard the horror stories about Philadelphia unions. So they braced themselves for the worst. "People told me, 'It's going to be difficult, they're not going to let you do anything,' " said Cynthia Jebsen, a show coordinator with CompUSA stores in Washington. So when Jebsen and her staff arrived to set up CompUSA's enormous display at the convention center Wednesday evening, she was pleasantly surprised by the workers she dealt with.
December 8, 2007 |
Holloway suspect released An Aruban judge yesterday ordered the release of Joran van der Sloot, the last of three suspects re-arrested last month in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, ruling that the evidence was not strong enough to continue holding him. The three were the last people known to have seen Holloway alive before she vanished on May 30, 2005, but have denied any role in her disappearance. Germans look to ban Scientology Germany's top security officials said yesterday they consider the goals of the U.S.-based Church of Scientology to be in conflict with the principles of the nation's constitution and will seek to ban the group.
August 25, 1995 |
With help from Jay Leno and the Rolling Stones, Microsoft Corp. yesterday launched Windows 95, the long-awaited computer operating system that has become perhaps the most-hyped new product in history. Microsoft is expected to sell as many as 11 million copies of the new program this week and up to 30 million by the end of the year, which would make it the most popular piece of software ever. More than 20,000 stores around the globe started selling the program yesterday, many opening shortly after midnight to meet the demands of computer enthusiasts.
March 30, 2013 |
Manhattan was crawling with retailers and real estate brokers licking their wounds from the economic collapse when Steve Niggeman, a member of that chastened club, took a seat at a restaurant and floated a proposal that, at its core, screamed, "Spend millions. " The annual International Council of Shopping Centers conference, typically an orgy of deal making between landlords and retail tenants, was in town. But on Dec. 8, 2008, the mood was somber. Chrysler and GM were running out of cash, Circuit City had gone bankrupt, unemployment was about to surge.
June 18, 1999 |
Shopping for Dad can be as tough as finding a clean cab in Philadelphia, but some time-tested gifts and more creative innovations can easily catch his eye: COMING UP SHORT(S) $18, or two for $30, at Today's Man Khakis are "the perfect summer shorts for the back yard or the beach are on sale," says company representative Jackie Brake. The shorts are classic Father's Day gifts any dad will love, Brake says. TIES THAT BIND $25 and up at Brooks Brothers High-end ties are flying off sales racks during Brooks Brothers semi-annual sale, says assistant manager Adam Smith.
November 26, 2000 |
Work. Feed-your-family, pay-the-bills work. Yvette Hall, a 31-year-old Philadelphia mother of four making a break from welfare, can think of 10 people off the top of her head who would jump at the chance for such work. Jeffrey Barnes, the 39-year-old manager of the new Target store in Montgomeryville, Montgomery County, has 50 openings that pay - no experience necessary - $7.25 an hour. The solution to their problems would seem simple: Direct the folks who need work to employers who have work and everyone's happy.
October 30, 2006
A LOT OF ENERGY, lives and reputations were placed in serious jeopardy in the quest for equal rights and integration during the 1950s and '60s. For many, the struggle continues. But the recent upsurge in the carnage that occurs in our community causes not only concern but also raises a fundamental question: Was our struggle worth it? When we were victimized, our community had a sense of purpose, and we expressed love for ourselves. Now that some oppression has been lifted, our so-called freedom has given way to irresponsible conduct.
December 12, 1996 |
Shoppers here were watching for more than bargains or the perfect gift yesterday, mindful that there was no way of knowing when or where the "Shopping Mall Arsonist" might strike again. Since late October, six firebombs have been planted in stores across Broward County, casting a pall over the year's busiest shopping period. Three of the incendiary devices ignited, causing $20 million in damage, while three others were found before they went off. No one was injured in any of the fires, all of which started after business hours.
May 23, 2000 |
The fiscal crisis facing online music retailer CDNow Inc. seems far away from the company's bustling headquarters in Fort Washington. Working in sleek, cramped digs under posters of Jimi Hendrix and Marilyn Manson, 400 employees are rolling out new promotions, fielding customer calls day and night, and dreaming up content to draw customers to buy compact discs, music downloads and DVDs at the CDNow Web site. "We have a first-rate business, with a liquidity problem that is going to be solved," an upbeat Jason Olim, the 30-year-old president and cofounder of CDNow, said last week.