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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:46 a.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Naval Shipyard has 100 job openings

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard will hold a job fair on Saturday for 100 apprentice positions that will earn $17 an hour.

More than 2,000 candidates are expected to attend the job fair, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Honolulu Community College Marine Education Training Center at 10 Sand Island Access Road. Candidates can apply online from Saturday through April 9.

More Hawai'i residents file taxes electronically

The number of Hawai'i residents filing their 2005 federal tax returns electronically rose through the first several months of the tax season, though not as fast as forecast by the Internal Revenue Service.

The filings totaled 154,911 as March 16, or 5 percent more than the similar period a year ago. But the gain compares with 9 percent increase projected by the IRS for individual electronic filings from Hawai'i this year.

Hawaiian Airline lost $19.5 million last quarter

Hawaiian Airlines posted a $19.5 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2005, despite a 14 percent rise in revenues.

Hawaiian said its latest quarterly results were skewed by an unusual 218 percent tax rate relating to its emergence from bankruptcy in June. Minus the special tax rate, the airline lost $11.6 million in the fourth quarter on revenues of $210 million.

For the 2005 full year, Hawaiian lost $12.4 million on revenues of $504.3 million.

Kuakini Health System's ratings lowered

S&P lowered its rating for Kuakini Health System from "BBB" to "BBB-", according to Bloomberg News. Kuakini, which was established by Japanese immigrants, celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the year 2000.