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Jim Malone is the chief administrative officer for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group — SCPMG — in San Diego, which consists of more than 1,100 physicians and 4,700 ancillary staff who provide care to more than 534,000 Kaiser Permanente members.
MEDICINE: Increasing Demand to Be Met By New Facility, Upgrades
Kaiser Permanente’s new 450-bed hospital in Kearny Mesa will feature cutting-edge technology and innovative communication strategies while relieving the growing pressure on its current facilities.
Walking through the old mansion-converted City Hall in Amsterdam, N.Y., a young Tim Moran climbed into the gated elevator and braced himself when the elevator shook and creaked to a halt — stalled between floors.
SERVICE: Business Signed First Franchise Agreement in April
San Diego-based Hera Hub, which provides women who work for themselves a working space where they can share ideas and meet with others, has signed its first franchise agreement.
PROPERTY: For Office Designers, Division Is Out as Shared Spaces Take Shape
If you’re wondering what the office of tomorrow looks like, two local office designers suggest looking at the trendsetters of today.
Offices of the Future Are Designed to Encourage Collaboration, Boost Job Satisfaction While Reducing Overhead
By creating office environments that place a greater emphasis on collaboration and having shared workspaces, many San Diego County businesses are striving to increase their productivity.
Not much has happened at the site of the former Robinsons-May building since it was torn down more than a year ago to make way for a new downtown public square park at Horton Plaza.
Susan Daly, a veteran commercial and residential real estate attorney with Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP, loves what she does, which is to “solve problems.”
PROPERTY: Varied Office, Industrial Markets Give Tenants Options
Trends like the comeback of San Diego’s downtown urban core, along with rising space demand fueled by the booming craft beer industry, contributed to continuing improvement in the region’s office and industrial real estate markets in the first half of 2014.
STAFFING: Demographic Will Account for Nearly Half of Workforce by 2020
Retiring baby boomers are being replaced in the job market by a group of young professionals notoriously difficult to employ. While millennials have a reputation for high expectations and a sense of entitlement, recruiters and employers may need to accept that there is a new normal in the talent pool.
Tom Porter is president of Marquee Staffing, a provider of staffing, recruiting and placement services in Southern California, with three offices in the region. He founded the company in 1989.
STAFFING: In a Technology-Driven World, Placement Services Must Bring Top Talents to the Table
It sounds almost illogical: Engineers are in great demand, yet many working in the engineering-intense San Diego area are temps working on relatively short-term assignments. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of the engineers working in San Diego today are on temporary assignments.