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Summer Jobs Data Paints Grim Picture for LA County

Los Angeles County’s jobs recovery slowed over the summer, with the region lagging the state and nation in both unemployment rates and the proportion of jobs regained since the pandemic began.

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Edison Settles Thomas Fire Claims for $1.2 Billion

Southern California Edison said it has settled insurance companies' claims from the 2017 Thomas Fire.

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Executive Coaches See Increased Demand During Pandemic

Although, as a rule, their names do not appear on a company’s executive roster, executive coaches have long been a staple at companies of all sizes and areas of enterprise, from corporate giants to tech startups.

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In Remote Era, LA Litigators Get Ready for Their Closeup

Silent film careers typically tanked with the talkies, and stars of the silver screen often didn’t transition well to TV.

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Recruiting Firm Hire Options Adapts to Changing Times

With U.S. unemployment at record highs amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a Century City recruiting firm had to get creative.

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Elevate Services Eases the Legal Load for Corporate Clients

The field of alternative legal service providers, or ALSPs, is relatively new. But it’s growing quickly as corporate legal departments and law firms increasingly look for ways to cut costs.

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PPP Loans Have Given LA County’s Small Businesses a Lifeline

The Paycheck Protection Program is on track to preserve 1.2 million jobs in L.A. County.

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Small Cleaning Businesses See Opportunities in Covid Era

Covid-19 has made business owners more conscious of professional cleaning services, and that creates an opportunity for cleaning businesses.

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Economists Say June Jobless Gain Is Only Temporary

L.A. County’s unemployment rate dipped to 19.4% in June from a record high of 21.1% in May as the economy reopened around Memorial Day and local employers added back a record 147,000 jobs in subsequent weeks.

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This Summer, L.A. Internships Go Virtual

Prominent L.A. businesses have not missed a step in turning previously scheduled live internships into virtual experiences.

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How Mediation Firm JAMS Became the Dominant Player in the LA Market

An international business, JAMS is considered the dominant company in Los Angeles and the nation when it comes to private mediation and arbitration services.

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J2 Denounces Short-Seller Report

Internet services firm J2 Global Inc. has hit back at a short seller report that drove its stock down 9%.

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County’s Jobless Picture Gets Darker

Experts divided after May rate reaches 20.9%

While the nation’s jobless picture showed signs of improvement in May, Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate continued to surge last month, sparking debate among economists about the local outlook.

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Law Firms Embrace Remote Work

Quarantine prompts a ‘sea change’ for operations

Los Angeles law firms have undergone dramatic changes in less than three months — a response to the Covid-19 quarantine and emerging technology.

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Letter from the Publisher and Editor

As our communities look for ways to move forward constructively, the need to effect change has never been greater. The business world is uniquely positioned to help drive that change — particularly in Los Angeles.