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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, June 18, 2001

Business briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Workers to get earlier warning

A law aimed at warning workers of potential dislocations has been stiffened slightly with a revision mandating employers to notify the state government 60 days before closing or moving their operations.

The state formerly required employers to notify the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations 45 days in advance of a sale, relocation, closure or partial closure. The revised statute enacted by the Legislature this spring gives workers more time to make arrangements for job changes, transfers or training. In the case of some sales, employees keep their jobs. Gov. Ben Cayetano earlier this month signed the bill extending the notification period.

Hawaiian starts San Diego route

A traditional Hawaiian blessing at San Diego International Airport Lindbergh Field last week marked the start of Hawaiian Airlines new daily nonstop service between Honolulu and San Diego.

Flight 31 departs daily from San Diego at 9:10 a.m. and arrives in Honolulu at 11:40 a.m. Return Flight 32 departs daily from Honolulu at 1:15 p.m. and arrives in San Diego at 9:25 p.m. San Diego is Hawai'i's sixth-largest domestic market.Ê

In addition to San Diego, Hawaiian offers daily nonstops on widebody DC-10s between Hawai'i and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Las Vegas.