April 8, 2008 in Business

Business in brief: Recruiters line up for Career Fair

The Spokesman-Review

More than 50 of the area’s major employers will be ready to recruit new employees Wednesday at the Spokane Convention Center for The Spokesman-Review’s 13th annual Inland Northwest Career Fair.

Representatives from industries such as technology, health care, marketing, sales, finance, hospitality, education, manufacturing and the armed forces will speak with potential employees.

The exhibit hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event also includes a series of seminars by SCORE Spokane to inform job seekers on aspects of the employment picture. They include “The Truth About Staffing Agencies,” “How to Get the Job You Want” and “Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?”

An event guide appeared Sunday in The Spokesman-Review.

The career fair is free.

From staff reports


Seattle Times cuts $15 million

The Seattle Times Co. says it will eliminate about 200 positions in response to declining revenue.

Spokeswoman Jill Mackie says about one-third of the cuts announced Monday will be made by not filling existing vacancies, and about two-thirds by layoff, minus the number of workers who take voluntary separations.

She says about 45 newsroom positions will be cut.

The Times currently has 1,845 employees, the paper reported on its Web site.

In a memo Monday to employees, Times Publisher Frank Blethen and Times Co. President Carolyn Kelly said the staff reductions are part of $15 million in spending cuts that will be implemented over the next two months.

Associated Press

Mount Vernon, Wash.

Baysite Dairy settles with EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency says a Mount Vernon dairy farm has settled Clean Water Act violations.

Bayside Dairy agreed to pay $8,000 for leaking animal waste into a drainage ditch connected to the Skagit River, one of the major Puget Sound watersheds.

An EPA official, Mike Bussell, says the pollution contaminates shell fish and hurts Puget Sound clean up.

– Associated Press


Samuel Adams issues recall

The brewer of Samuel Adams beer is recalling selected bottles of beer that may contain tiny bits of glass.

Boston Beer Co. said Monday the recall comes after routine inspections at a company brewery in Cincinnati found defects in 12-ounce beer bottles made by a third-party supplier. Inspectors discovered bits of glass could break off and fall into the bottle.

Fewer than one in 100 of the bottles from the Cincinnati plant are believed to be defective.

The Sam Adams beers affected by the recall have a special marking on the base of the bottle. The marking has the letter “N” followed by the number 35, followed by the letters “OI.”

Boston Beer says there are no reports of any injuries.

– Associated Press

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