Business Briefs

Reported by Star-Bulletin staff & wire

Tuesday, May 18, 1999

Blaisdell fair to aid Hawaii job-seekers

Hawaii job-seekers can meet employers or tap a wide range of employment resources at the WorkForce 2000 Job Fair and Career Expo, scheduled for May 26 at Blaisdell Center.

The expo costs $2 and will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is being sponsored by; JWG Advertising; Altres Staffing; Hawaii Business College; Hawaii Medical Service Association; Hawaii Newspaper Agency and the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations,

Among the offerings are workshops on resumes, interview preparation, Internet job searching, and hidden job markets.

Gov. Ben Cayetano, who endorsed the effort by declaring May 26 as WorkForce 2000 Day, noted the state is developing a Web site aimed at job seekers here and abroad.

WorkForce 2000 is a private-public group aimed at addressing employment problems associated with Hawaii's prolonged economic slump.

Starwood selling Las Vegas hotel

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Sun International Hotels Ltd., owner of the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, agreed to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.'s Desert Inn for $275 million in cash, making its first entry into Las Vegas, the world's largest gambling market. Starwood, the world's largest hotel owner, is selling its major casino resorts to focus on its Sheraton and Westin hotel chains. The transaction is expected to close next year.

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