Relocating to L.A.
Uploaded by mebassakwards on Oct 26, 2011
This paper discusses several concerns about relocating to Los Angeles. (3.5 pages; 5 sources; MLA citation style)
Relocation is difficult because most people find change difficult. This paper explores the options open to a young professional relocating to Los Angeles. Using Internet sources only, it deals with three specific areas of research in connection with relocation to L.A.
The first section identifies the region’s major employers; the second section identifies the region’s major industries; and the final section discusses salary information. Each section also includes an interpretation of the facts. (I usually use the Google search engine; the parameters I’ll specify are “major employers in Los Angeles”; “major industries in Los Angeles” and “professional salaries in Los Angeles”. I’ll modify the searches as necessary.)
II Major Employers in L.A.
There were only five returns on this search; the first two both gave lists of the major employers in Los Angeles County. The “Los Angeles County” list is comprised of companies: Boeing Aircraft Co.; Hollywood Park, Inc.; Hughes Aircraft Co.; Litton Systems, Inc.; Mattel, Inc.; Northrop Grumman Corp; On Assignment, Inc.; Ralphs Grocery Co.; Southern California Edison Co.; UCLA; and Walt Disney Co.
The “Major Employers in Los Angeles County” list comes from the California Economic Development Department, and lists many of the same companies. They include: Computer Sciences Corp.; Hilton Hotels Corp.; Litton Industries, Inc.; Mattel, Inc.; Nestle USA, Inc.; Northrop Grumman Corp.; Ralphs Grocery Co.; Raytheon Systems Co.; Robinson’s-May; Southern California Edison; Times Mirror Co.; Universal Studios, Inc.; UCLA; USC; and Walt Disney.
Note that Litton, Mattel, Northrop Grumman, Ralphs, UCLA and Walt Disney appear on both. A quick interpretation of these lists would indicate that industry, particularly the aircraft industry, higher education and tourism are the largest employers. Although the studios are mentioned on both lists, jobs in the movies are very hard to find, and are usually handed down through families. This applies even to behind-the-scenes work.
III Major Industries in L.A.
According to the “Los Angeles County” list (the first above) Los Angeles makes most of its money in the areas of industry (Litton and Mattel); airplane manufacturing and parts (Boeing, Hughes, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon), tourism (Hilton Hotels), movie production (Universal, Disney—though these could also be part of the tourism industry) and world trade.
A second source says “The principal industries are manufacturing, retail trade, business services, and...