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In brief: Company looks to hire ex-Micron workers


Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Labs Inc. will hold two days of job fairs in Boise with a goal of finding about 100 workers from among the 1,000 who were laid off recently by Boise tech giant Micron.

Schweitzer, a fast-growing manufacturer of advanced power-system equipment, will send recruiters to Boise on Monday and July 25.

It will be the third time SEL has sought to hire workers laid off by area tech firms. It has already recruited workers let go by Liberty Lake-based Agilent Technologies and by the Pullman office of SprayCool.

The Schweitzer job fairs are open to all.

Marsha Royer, head of SEL’s human resources department, said Schweitzer’s open jobs include more than 50 for highly skilled, well-paid engineers and managers. Other jobs to be filled at SEL’s Pullman office include assembly workers, marketing specialists and supervisors, she said.

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Black guilty of fraud, obstructing justice

Former media mogul Conrad Black was convicted Friday of swindling the far-flung Hollinger International newspaper empire he once ran out of millions of dollars, becoming the latest in a wave of corporate executives to face possible prison time for financial fraud.

Black, 62, who once renounced his Canadian citizenship to become a member of the British House of Lords, was found guilty by a federal jury of three counts of mail fraud and one count of obstruction of justice for spiriting documents out of his Toronto office in defiance of a court order.

Black was acquitted of nine other counts ranging from tax fraud to the most serious charge – racketeering. From staff and wire reports


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