PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

2-Way Street for Staffing Firms

SERVICES: Plenty of demand, challenge on supply

Temporary placement firms in L.A. see consolidation as gig economy challenges industry.

Prominent Entertainment Litigator Jumps to Quinn Emanuel

Robert Schwartz, who defends some of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies and personalities in litigation, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, departing from Irell & Manella.

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Caltech Chemistry Professor Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances Arnold, a chemistry professor at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work on the evolution of enzymes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Caltech announced Oct. 3.

Gubler to Retire as Head of Hollywood Chamber; Ghadban to Take Over

Longtime Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leron Gubler will retire at the end of the year, to be replaced by current Simi Valley Chamber Chief Executive Rana Ghadban, the Hollywood chamber announced Oct. 1.

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Educational Opportunity Knocks for Digital Sector

Commentary

Several industries have sprung to life after years of stagnant wages in California, offering both career opportunities and the potential for higher salaries amid the strong and steady job growth in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Depressing Deja Vu

Commentary

Los Angeles has seen this movie before – another horrow show about homelessness.

Inflection Point on Homelessness

Time for “collective and unified action” including from businesses

Addressing homelessness through the community of business

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PAGE 3: Horne’s Call; Powell’s Rank; Garcetti’s Travels

Some extra emphasis about the importance of Lew Horne’s contribution to this issue of the Business Journal came last week in a booth at the back of Canter’s Deli on Fairfax, of all places.

EPA and Inglewood-based Rho-Chem Reach a $473,500 Settlement

The federal Environmental Protection Agency said it has settled with Inglewood-based recycling and storage facility Rho-Chem regarding hazardous waste violations the agency found during a prior inspection.

Survey Finds 28 Percent of L.A. Professionals Workers Have Quit Jobs Due to Long Commutes

Twenty-eight percent of Los Angeles-area professional office workers have quit a job at some point in their lives because of long commutes, according to a survey released Sept. 25 from San Francisco-based professional staffing firm Robert Half International.

Is Your Janitorial Services Provider Registered?

Commentary

In the first half of this year alone, janitors who clean the facilities of three major businesses in California were awarded millions in lost wages.

Hope Takes the Field

Commentary

Take some time to enjoy this hopeful moment as it hovers over professional playing fields and arenas from downtown to Carson, from Chavez Ravine to Exposition Park.

PAGE 3: In the Pink on La Brea; Milken’s Man in D.C.

Richard Pink is playing it by the numbers and keeping family in mind as Pink’s Hot Dogs prepares to mark 78 years in business on Sept. 27.

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3 Technology Changes That Will Shape the Future of Accounting

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Technology brings us new levels of interconnectivity, providing real-time updates from news to social networks to sports. The ability to seamlessly collect information will also have a significant impact on the field of accounting. Three emerging technologies in particular—Blockchain, automation, and cloud software—will shake up some traditional accounting practices and streamline others. These new processes have the potential to drastically simplify some of the most labor-intensive parts of accounting and tax work and allow both company and accountant more bandwidth to focus on strategic planning.

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Regulated Water Utilities: Investing In Tomorrow

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The U.S. has an infrastructure crisis