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Buffalo Child Care Means Business: Executive Summary, Lou Jean Fleron, Lauren Breen, Danielle Dimitrov Nov 2006

Buffalo Child Care Means Business: Executive Summary, Lou Jean Fleron, Lauren Breen, Danielle Dimitrov

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[Excerpt] This study of child care needs and opportunities in downtown Buffalo includes original empirical evidence from a representative survey of employers in core zip codes 14201-2-3-4. The Survey Research Institute of Cornell University conducted the telephone survey of chief operating officers or human resource directors of 117 employers in the spring of 2006. The data pool was scientifically balanced to include small, medium, and large employers from both the public and private sectors as well as all child care employers within the geographic area of the study. Highlights of the findings are included here.


Koch Industries, Inc. Strategie Corporate Research Report, Patrick Young, Ed Yoo, Robert Wesley Hannah, Iris Packman, Jordan Wells Jun 2006

Koch Industries, Inc. Strategie Corporate Research Report, Patrick Young, Ed Yoo, Robert Wesley Hannah, Iris Packman, Jordan Wells

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[Excerpt] With its 2005 purchase of paper giant Georgia-Pacific, Koch Industries became the largest privately-held corporation in North America. Originally started as an oil production and refining firm in the first half of the twentieth century, Koch now has major operations in petroleum, chemicals, energy, fibers and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, chemical technology equipment, forest and consumer products, ranching, trading, and securities and finance. The company, based in Wichita, Kansas, employs 80,000 people in sixty countries worldwide.

Koch’s oil operations are run primarily through the Flint Hills Resources family of subsidiaries, which has a production capacity of about 800 ...


Los Angeles Labor Negotiations Study, Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting, Inc, Cornell University, School Of Industrial And Labor Relations May 2006

Los Angeles Labor Negotiations Study, Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting, Inc, Cornell University, School Of Industrial And Labor Relations

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[Excerpt] Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting and Cornell University have completed a study of the City of Los Angeles’ labor negotiation policies, processes and practices, under contract with the City Controller’s Office. The objectives of the study are to: • Review negotiations executed within the last three years for "lessons learned," as well as review negotiations currently underway. • Evaluate and "map" the City’s current collective bargaining process. • Conduct a nationwide search for promising practices the City could incorporate into the collective bargaining process. • Evaluate the fiscal impacts of labor negotiations. • Evaluate the role of and incentives for each party in the ...


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Strategic Corporate Research Report, Aaron Brenner, Barry Eidlen, Kerry Candaele Feb 2006

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Strategic Corporate Research Report, Aaron Brenner, Barry Eidlen, Kerry Candaele

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[Excerpt] Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (hereinafter Wal-Mart) is the second-largest company in the world. It has more annual revenue than the GDP of Switzerland. It sells more DVDs, magazines, books, CDs, dog food, diapers, bicycles, toys, toothpaste, jewelry, and groceries than any other retailer does worldwide. It is the largest retailer in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, the second-largest in the United Kingdom, and the third largest in Brazil, With its partners, it is the largest retailer in Central America. Wal-Mart is also the largest private employer in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and it has 1.8 million ...


Buffalo Child Care Means Business: Full Study Report, Lou Jean Fleron, Lauren Breen, Regina L. Grogan, Danielle Dimitrov Jan 2006

Buffalo Child Care Means Business: Full Study Report, Lou Jean Fleron, Lauren Breen, Regina L. Grogan, Danielle Dimitrov

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[Excerpt] Buffalo Child Care Means Business presents the economic and business case for making Buffalo's children the focus of economic development. The 2006 survey of 117 businesses located in downtown Buffalo, New York, documents the business sector's present and projected reliance upon high quality child care services as a necessary component to optimum workplace recruitment, productivity and stability. This promising study highlights research specific to the Buffalo region measuring the cost the community bears as a result of low quality child care and early education. It draws upon nationally recognized economic development strategies to offer recommendations for a ...