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California Job Growth, and More – Los Angeles News

California Job Growth

We’ve rounded up some of the biggest news coming out of Los Angeles business schools this week.


California Gains 35,500 jobs, and Unemployment Falls to Record-Low 4.4%Los Angeles Times

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management economist Dave Smith spoke about California’s remarkably positive streak of job growth, saying, “I don’t see how we can avoid decent wage growth, which is a positive thing for workers.”

“In Los Angeles County in January, employers added 7,200 jobs. In Orange County, payrolls rose by 4,300; in the Inland Empire they increased 2,000.” – Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times

You can read more about the story from the Los Angeles Times here.

Graduate Career Mentor Programs for Spring 2018 – CSULB Newsroom

The Graduate Career Mentor program for spring 2018 at the California State University, Long Beach College of Business and Administration kicked off on February 12th, continuing its work of connecting industry professionals with current CSULB graduate students. Currently, 20 graduate students in both the MS Supply Chain Management and Accelerated MBA program have mentors.

The program, which is overseen by assistant director of graduate business career services Michelle Levy, aims to pair current students with professionals to develop a strong mentor-mentee relationships. Not only will the mentor help students navigate through their business degree, but will also vastly expand their professional network, offering professional advice and helping discover new opportunities.

Click here for more information on the Graduate Career Mentor Program at CSULB, or to learn how to become a mentor yourself.

YouTube Will Add Information from Wikipedia to Videos About ConspiraciesThe Verge

YouTube CEO and UCLA Anderson MBA alumni Susan Wojcicki has been dealt an unfortunate hand with her company; being forced to confront the rise of conspiracy theories.

Wojcicki spoke about the way YouTube is changing its methods at South by Southwest in Austin, saying, “When there are videos that are focused around something that’s a conspiracy—and we’re using a list of well-known internet conspiracies from Wikipedia—then we will show a companion unit of information from Wikipedia showing that here is information about the event.”

Buzzfeed technology reporter Ryan Mac recently discussed the issue in more detail on his Twitter feed, noting those utilizing the site to spread conspiracies tend to craft shady or out-right false information much faster than Wikipedia can counteract it.

Find out more about Wojcicki and YouTube’s attempts to curb toxic conspiracies here.

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