FINANCE: Less Money Is Available; Investors Want to See Results
Is it a sign that the venture capital market is recovering from a dead standstill when at least five San Diego area companies have been able to secure venture capital funding since April?
Founded in 1985, The Lawton Group and its divisions — TLC Staffing; Lawton Technical Solutions; Lawton Consulting Group; and C-Level Executive Search — provide temporary and permanent staffing, management and IT consulting, employee training, executive search and interim executive placement in Southern California, North Carolina and Southwest Florida.
WORK FORCE: Ways Of Recruiting Change To Fit New Realities
After weathering a rough economic patch, companies such as National Search Associates and Newport Strategic Search Inc. on the San Diego Business Journal’s Permanent Placement Services list are experiencing a turn for the better.
WORK FORCE: Demand For Tech Workers Brings Its Own Hiring Challenges
San Diego brings to mind sunshine, beaches, golf courses and theme parks — a great place to vacation or retire.
WORK FORCE: Effective Skill Sets Give Females an Advantage in Work World
Women own and run more businesses than ever before and, in San Diego, have gained better footholds in businesses that were traditionally male dominated.
DESIGN: Opportunities For Growth Exist Amid Economic Challenges
Women are a rare breed in the construction industry, yet, they’re represented prominently — with Coffman Specialties Inc. ranked No. 1 — on the San Diego Business Journal’s Women-Owned Businesses list.
Rodell Jackson is the chief executive officer of Health Dimensions, a company that is celebrating 20 years of coordinating 3,500 health and lifestyle expos for companies and their employees.
WORK FORCE: Three Professionals Excel at Money Management
Financial services recruiter Judy Thompson has seen women’s roles in the financial professions change dramatically since she began her career.
L. Bruce Mills Jr. is the president and chief operating officer of San Diego Private Bank, a community bank with headquarters in La Jolla.
TECHNOLOGY: Complex Digital Shift Balances Accessibility, Security
Since 2009, when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act put muscle and money into moving health care records and information sharing into the 21st century, the health care industry has moved forward on converting patient records to electronic form.
Vickie Harris-Brosnan is the president of Therapy Specialists, the largest independently owned physical rehabilitation services provider in San Diego.
URBAN DESIGN: Projects Help Increase Tax Revenue That Benefits Communities
Downtown San Diego was awash in tattoo parlors and sailor’s bars in 1984.