Hawaiian axes Maui-San Diego leg
is canceling its daily Maui-San Diego route beginning Sept. 1 but will continue to offer daily service to San Diego from Honolulu.
The company, which began Kahului-San Diego service in 2006, said it was ceasing the Maui service to accommodate the start of the Honolulu-Oakland route that was initiated on May 1 following the shutdowns of Aloha Airlines and ATA Airlines. Both of the now-defunct airlines had served Oakland from Honolulu.
Aloha also had offered Maui-San Diego service prior to its shutdown.
Last year, Hawaiian halted its Maui-San Diego service for 66 days due to delays in the delivery of aircraft.
Hawaii Data Book available
The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism has released the 40th annual edition of the State of Hawaii Data Book on the DBEDT Web site at www.hawaii.gov/dbedt
The Data Book offers a range of statistical information relating to Hawaii in areas such as population, education, labor, energy, tourism and transportation.
Among some of the more interesting facts in this newest edition:
» Hawaii moved up to 28th from 43rd between 2002 and 2008 in the technology and science index;
» The percent of households in Hawaii that faced foreclosure in 2007 was 0.2 percent, far below the U.S. average of 1.0 percent;
» The Hawaii per-capita income in 2007 was $39,239, or 1.6 percent higher than the U.S. average while the disposable per-capita income (the total after-tax income received) was $34,444, or 2.2 percent higher than the U.S. average;
» Hawaii homeownership in 2007 was 60.1 percent, about 10 percentage points higher than in 1997.
Information from DBEDT's research and economic analysis division also can be found by calling 586-2423.
Kauai Coffee hiring workers
Kauai Coffee Co.
, the largest coffee estate in the state, is accepting applications for temporary workers to assist with seasonal coffee harvesting and processing, for a period of up to 16 weeks tentatively scheduled from September to December.
Applications are accepted in person at the company's human resources office in Numila, Kauai, or may be downloaded from www.kauaicoffee.com (about us/unemployment), then mailed or faxed in. Inquires will be taken at 808-335-0022 or 808-335-5481.
Earnings of more than $700 a week are possible and employees are eligible for daily overtime pay.
Training is provided, including forklift training and certification for some positions. Some of the open positions are for coffee harvester operators; truck drivers and wheeled loader operators; coffee factory operations and workers; factory supervisors; internal combustion engine mechanic journey workers; and maintenance workers.
COURTESY REHAB HOSPITAL
BUSY BOSSES: The fifth annual "Make My Boss Wash My Car Day" will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, 226 N. Kuakini St. Hawaii's top executives will wash cars to benefit the specialty hospital's programs for brain -injured patients. For tickets, call 533-7468. Above, John Komeiji, a partner with the law firm Watanabe Ing Komeiji and chairman of REHAB, washed a car during last year's fundraiser.
Bankoh helps public housing
Bank of Hawaii
and YouthBuild Honolulu volunteers will be painting and cleaning eight Hawaii Public Housing Authority housing units Saturday as part of National Community Build Day, a nationwide event organized by the Financial Services Roundtable.
The event will be held at 94-941 Kauolu Pl. in Waipahu at Kamalu-Ho'olulu Public Housing Complex. Honored guests will be U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, state Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland, Hawaii Public Housing Authority Executive Director Chad Taniguchi, City Department of Community Services Director Debbie Morikawa, Bank of Hawaii Chief Executive Al Landon and Bank of Hawaii President Peter Ho.
Earnings fall for retailer Macy’s
Macy's Inc. said yesterday that second-quarter earnings posted a slight decline from a year ago as it faces a challenging economic environment. A shopper left Macy's Tuesday with her purchases in New York.