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Kevin Smith

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Southern California, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Kevin:

Collins Aerospace moving Anaheim facility to Kansas, fueling 200 layoffs

The first 155 layoffs will begin Aug. 21. → Read More

Weber Metals in Paramount to lay off nearly 170 workers

Weber Metals is a division of Otto Fuchs, a German company whose products also serve the automotive, construction and industrial engineering industries. → Read More

Grocery Outlet brings its bargains to new store in Winnetka

Customers who visit the store through July 30 will have a chance to win $1,200 in free groceries. → Read More

Apple re-closes 15 Southern California stores as COVID-19 cases rise

Apple has re-closed a total of 77 stores as cases of COVID-19 continue to flare up around the country. → Read More

Fired Terranea Resort workers stage protest, car caravan

The resort furloughed more than 1,100 of its non-union hospitality and service workers in March and later laid off about half of them. → Read More

Can’t find coins? They’re the latest in short supply amid pandemic

Banks around the U.S. are running low on pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. → Read More

FedEx Ground to hire 1,600 workers in Bloomington

The Bloomington sorting facility processes an average of 45,000 packages an hour. → Read More

UStrive pivots from T-shirts to nearly 2 million masks, gowns

UStrive Manufacturing knows a thing or two about reinvention and the company learned it on the fly. It began two months ago when Kaiser Permanente asked the Los Angeles-based maker of high-end, org… → Read More

UC workers protest hundreds of low-wage, dining worker layoffs

Workers rallied at seven U.C. facilities Wednesday to protest the school’s planned 10-week layoff of at least 200 low-wage workers. → Read More

Wells Fargo pledges $9 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in LA County

A housing component is designed to help renters and households stay in their homes through foreclosure prevention assistance, temporary housing and homeless services needs, and financial counseling… → Read More

PizzaRev shutters all but 2 of its LA County locations amid COVID-91 fallout

The company currently operates a total of 17 locations, including 13 in the U.S. and four in Mexico. Nine California locations, including one in Corona, remain open, according to the company’… → Read More

Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for laid off hospitality workers clears Assembly

California hospitality and service workers who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic will have a guaranteed right to return to their jobs when their employers resume business under a bill pass… → Read More

West Hills Hospital nurses protest inadequate PPE, staff shortage during COVID-19 crisis

West Hills Hospital nurses claim they’re understaffed and working with a “dangerous lack of personal protective equipment” during the COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Laid off Chateau Marmont workers call for extended health coverage

Chateau’s terminated workers recently helped pass a right-of-recall and worker-retention policy that guarantees the right to return to work once the crisis subsides. → Read More

LA-area hotels look for a turnaround after occupancy plummets

Hotel occupancy levels in the greater Los Angeles region are projected to drop to 47.9% in 2020 — a year-over-year decline of nearly 40%. → Read More

Ralphs, Food 4 Less to offer free, drive-through COVID-19 testing

The test takes a few minutes using a self-administered nasal swabs. → Read More

Airbnb boosts COVID-19 safety protocols, sees rise in travel bookings

As the economy starts its thaw from coronavirus lockdowns, Big Bear Lake is among the top trending destinations for Airbnb. The hospitality company has enhanced its cleaning protocols for host prop… → Read More

Protest Wednesday: Supply chain workers, Teamsters demand more COVID-19 safeguards

One of the protests is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. at a CVS distribution center at 777 S.Harbor Blvd. in La Habra. → Read More

BofA foundation to give $1 billion over 4 years to help communities hurt by COVID-19

The $1 billion commitment builds on other outreach programs BofA has launched, including a $500,000 donation to Project Isaiah, which delivers food to people in need and helps preserve food-service… → Read More

A U.S. recession began in February in the face of coronavirus

A recession is broadly defined as a decline in economic activity that lasts more than a few months. → Read More