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ARRA Award Announcement
California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Issues Statement on Announcement of Stimulus Award
January 28, 2010
CONTACT: Kris Deutschman
Following the announcement of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding awards for the development of high-speed intercity rail systems, Chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Curt Pringle released the following statement:
"This award is fantastic news for California and for our state's high-speed rail project. It is an award that will lead to the creation of tens of thousands of quality jobs in the near-term and to continued economic strength and enhance our transportation network in the long term."
"This award will go toward specific projects, but it will benefit every single section of our planned high-speed rail system by moving this entire vision closer to reality - closer to being the first true high-speed rail system in the United States."
"California's success in winning a significant portion of this federal funding, for which there was tremendous competition, is a tribute to our partnerships with our Legislature, with local governments, and to the hard work and leadership of Governor Schwarzenegger and California's senators and congressional delegation. A California high-speed rail system truly gives each of us the opportunity to change the future of California for our children and grandchildren."
Governor Schwarzenegger's statement on the announcement of the stimulus award
View more information on the Authority's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application
Last week, President and COO Larry O'Donnell and two Waste Management employees who took part in the new CBS reality show, "Undercover Boss," all went to Chicago to sit down on Oprah's couch. Watch the talk-show host interview them about their participation in the program. This episode of Oprah is scheduled to air on Monday, Feb. 1. Air times and stations vary by location, so please check to find out the time and station it will be broadcast in your area. www.oprah.com/tows_listings.html
The San Fernando Valley Business Journal is now accepting nominations for our upcoming Human Resources Professional Awards Luncheon. It is the second annual awards ceremony to honor the top HR Professionals in the San Fernando Valley. The human resources professional plays a strategic role in their company's success by ensuring that the workplace and its employees are ready to address today's business challenges.
If you know of anyone who you think we should consider for the awards reception, fill out the attached survey and get it back to us by February 5th, 2010. To access the survey, click the gray box at the bottom of this email, which should take you to our online form. Additionally, if you have a head-shot of the nominee and any supplemental information (ie: resume, press releases, etc.), you can send those directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards reception is scheduled for March 3, 2010 at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. The luncheon begins at 11:30 AM and concludes by 1:30 PM. All nominees are invited to attend the awards reception as a guest of the Business Journal. Additional tickets and event sponsorships are also available by calling us at (818) 676-1750. If you'd like more information, shoot me an email and I'll send you a flyer for the event.
Luncheon tickets available for $75. Event sponsorships available by calling 818.676.1750. A special report on new labor laws and regulations and profiles of the honorees publishes on March 15th.
Click Here to Nominate
VICA invites you to dinner with your state lawmakers. Fri, Feb. 26, 2010 5:30pm at the Universal Studios Grill.
The employees and owners of REM Eyewear bring you a dance video from their headquarters in Sun Valley, California. Enjoy the video!
Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan Johnson
With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau
(BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.
The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice:
While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, .
AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION.. No Acorn worker should approach you saying he/she is with the Census Bureau.
Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, the