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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Technology changing lifestyles, labor markets

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Technology changing lifestyles, labor markets

Have you ever visited Tomorrowland? It was one of the original park attractions when Disneyland opened in 1955. Walt Disney described it as a place to view “wondrous ideas ... a step into the future with predictions of constructed things to come.”

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
Program putting East Chicagoans to work

Program putting East Chicagoans to work

EAST CHICAGO | Sherrette Pearson cared for developmentally disabled patients for more than a decade, but didn't have the proper certification to continue to work as a nursing assistant when she came to Northwest Indiana to be closer to family.

July 12, 2013 2:35 pm Photos

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Community fair will highlight job training

About a dozen East Chicago residents are starting new careers as nursing assistants or semi-truck drivers, as a result of the Holistic Community Coalition's workforce development program.

July 09, 2013 4:15 pm

Postman always rings twice, but not so the UPS driver

I've spoken with the UPS driver, sent two letters and even spoke with them at their office to no avail. Three more of my packages were left out overnight in the rain because UPS refused to ring the doorbell when they drop off packages.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

A box gets a 900-pound hug on the compression table at the UPS Package Design and Testing Lab in Addison, Ill. UPS tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-looking equipment to see what type of packaging can withstand the trip from supplier to customer,…

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS packaging engineer Preeti Agrawal tests a packed box using a drop impact tester that simulates a box traveling through the small parcel system at the UPS Package Design and Testing Lab in Addison, Ill. UPS tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-lo…

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

ADDISON, Ill. | It looks like a torture chamber for cardboard and bubble wrap. At a lab in suburban Chicago, UPS Inc. tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-looking equipment. The point is to see what type of packaging can withstand the trip from supp…

December 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Thieves grab holiday packages from consumers' doorsteps

Consumers beware. Thieves are on the prowl in Lake and Porter counties, stealing holiday packages from unsuspecting consumers’ doorsteps.

December 10, 2012 7:00 pm
UPS Foundation awards $5,000 grant to PUC Educational Talent Search

UPS Foundation awards $5,000 grant to PUC Educational Talent Search

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet's Educational Talent Search program has received a $5,000 grant from the UPS Foundation to provide services that help bridge the educational opportunity gap for targeted first generation and low income students.

October 26, 2011 1:52 pm
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