Ashley Gross http://wuky.org en Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs http://wuky.org/post/starbucks-latest-company-aiming-help-vets-land-jobs In recent years, companies ranging from JPMorgan Chase to Walmart to Boeing have announced special hiring programs for veterans. Seattle coffee giant Starbucks is the latest.<p>All of these companies are trying to bring down a stubbornly high unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But to succeed, companies have to take the time to understand the skills of service members.<p>For 37 years, Carrol Stripling served in the U.S. Army, both active duty and reserves, mostly as a paralegal. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 40128 at http://wuky.org Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls http://wuky.org/post/looking-oxygen-small-papers-erect-digital-paywalls <em>The Washington Post</em> and the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> recently said they will start <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-washington-post-to-charge-frequent-web-users/2013/03/18/adc0ba46-8fe5-11e2-bdea-e32ad90da239_story.html">charging readers</a> for online content, joining big papers like <em>The New York Times</em> and <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 29239 at http://wuky.org Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls Boeing Contract Offer Could Prompt Engineers Strike http://wuky.org/post/boeing-contract-offer-could-prompt-engineers-strike Boeing is scrambling to figure out why batteries malfunctioned on its 787, prompting officials to ground the airplane this month. And at a time when Boeing most needs its skilled engineers, they're weighing a possible strike. Union leaders are considering the company's final contract offer.<p>The standoff between Boeing and about 23,000 engineers and technicians — mostly in the Seattle region — has been brewing for months. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:16:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 26652 at http://wuky.org Boeing Contract Offer Could Prompt Engineers Strike Stores Banking On Personalized Loyalty Programs http://wuky.org/post/stores-banking-personalized-loyalty-programs Loyalty cards have long given discounts to shoppers who sign up, but stores are increasingly offering personalized discounts tailored to each customer's shopping patterns.<p>Those tailored discounts mean someone standing in front of you at the supermarket checkout line might get a lower price on the exact same gallon of milk that you're buying.<p><strong>A 'Secret Deal'</strong><p>Heather Kulper is one of those people who really wants to get a good deal. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:21:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 19327 at http://wuky.org Stores Banking On Personalized Loyalty Programs