June 9, 2016 |
CHICAGO - This, finally, was the awakening that U.S. national soccer team fans have been waiting for. With the pressure on the program at the highest level of Jurgen Klinsmann's tenure, the Americans rose to the moment with a resounding 4-0 win over Costa Rica on Tuesday night at Soldier Field. That pressure came not only from knowing that the game was a must-win if the United States was to have any hope of reaching the Copa America Centenario's knockout stages. It also was fueled by pregame remarks from U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati that implied Klinsmann's job might be on thin ice. Speaking to a group of reporters invited to U.S. Soccer's headquarters, Gulati made it clear that he has not been satisfied with Klinsmann's work in recent games of consequence.
May 1, 2016 |
Carson Wentz admitted to being antsy. It was his first day at his new job and he wanted the playbook. While the Eagles' projected starter, Sam Bradford, holds out for seemingly more job security, you wonder if his projected replacement will be able to hold out until the team stages its minicamp for rookies in two weeks. Asked what he'd be doing now that he had navigated his way through the long draft process that led to his second overall selection by the Eagles on Thursday night, Wentz did not hesitate with an answer.
March 14, 2016 |
When a blizzard blankets a customer's business, making entrance impossible, when a fallen tree blocks a driveway, when leaves or ice clog a drain, flooding the parking lot, landscaper Bob Keller wants to be there for his customers. Which is why Keller said he decided to invest more in his employees by offering 401-K retirement plans to the full-time employees of his small business, R.P. Keller Landscaping Inc. in Wenonah. "It's job security for them and for me," said Keller, 38, who employs six to eight people full time year round and more seasonally.
December 29, 2015 |
AFTER WATCHING his defense get smoked again Saturday night in a game the Eagles had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive, Bill Davis wasn't in the mood to answer another round of questions about his job security. "That's for other men to decide that," he said. "What I think about is how I'm going to get this group of men to play next week. That's all I've done every day and that's all I'll do. "I've been down this road (before) where you have seasons that are disappointing and everybody is looking for the blame game.
September 25, 2015 |
ABOUT 65 videographers and technicians at NBC10 walked off their jobs late yesterday afternoon, using the timing of tomorrow's visit to the city by Pope Francis to try to get the station back to the table to pound out an agreement. Some members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, which represents the striking workers, were inside the Convention Center covering the World Meeting of Families conference when they walked off the job shortly after 4 p.m., union sources told the Daily News . The walkout caps more than a year of negotiations between union members and representatives from NBC10 and New York City-based NBC after the Local 98 contract expired in July 2014.
May 20, 2014
REGARDING our present economic situation, I believe that we, the people, can change it for the better. We, the people, have more power than we realize as voters and as consumers. The only legitimate reason for not voting is being unconscious on Election Day. As consumers we can put the pressure on Congress and the CEOs to tell them that we want to work. When we shop, we should always look for the "Made in America" label. We should be in the habit of always asking, "Where is it made?"
April 11, 2014 |
EVER been stuck in a "permanent" temp job with no benefits, no job security? Ever been asked to move far afield when your company decided to pick up and leave town? Or fearful that downsizing and outsourcing might soon be your fate? If so, join the crowd. And commune with Ethan Lipton's "No Place to Go," a wincefully funny and tuneful stage show about life on dead-end street, playing the SEI Innovation Theater at the Kimmel Center tonight and tomorrow. Fashioned as a versatile (blues, jazz, protest-folky)
March 27, 2014 |
OF THE four general managers of Philadelphia professional sports teams, Ruben Amaro Jr. is perhaps best qualified to speak of the job's perks and perils. Celebrated for trades that made baseball in these parts extremely fun over his first three seasons as Pat Gillick's successor, he may be at an all-time ebb in popularity after a winter of free-agent signings that made his team older and even more suspect. As he did last spring, Amaro yesterday graciously agreed to sit down and discuss this and other topics in a wide-ranging interview.
February 5, 2014
DO YOU FEAR losing your job? If so, you are like a lot of people these days - and you'll be interested in The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life , by Kimberly Palmer (AMACOM, $21.95). It is the Color of Money Book Club selection for February. Palmer, senior money editor and consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report , argues that in a world of zero job security, you need to create a stream of income in addition to your regular 9-to-5 job. "Relying solely on a single employer is a surefire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do," Palmer writes.
October 29, 2013 |
Perhaps the toughest job in professional sports is being an NBA head coach. There are a only a few coaches who have job security. Others are fired in the blink of an eye. Of the 30 NBA coaches who began last season, 13 lost their jobs. The list of departed coaches included 2012-13 coach of the year George Karl, Lionel Hollins, and Byron Scott. This is a high-pressure job - and it can be argued that the 76ers' rookie coach, Brett Brown, has the toughest of them all. He'll lead a team that is expected to finish with the league's worst record.