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Waiakamilo Center facelift proceeding

Kamehameha Schools is spending $3.5 million on a facelift for the Waiakamilo Business Center.

The building at 420 Waiakamilo Road, which has three major tenants, is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

Tenants include Raycom Media, owner of Hawaii News Now; Nippon Bento & Catering; and the state Department of Human Services. None of the tenants was displaced during the renovation.

The scope of the project includes a new exterior facade, paint, landscaping, lobby, common area and bathroom renovations.


Psychological group seeking nominees

The Hawaii Psychological Association is seeking nominations for workplaces with excellent psychological health.

The 11th annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards recognizes five categories: large, medium and small businesses, and nonprofit and government workplaces. The criteria will cover employee recognition, work life balance, communication, community service, health, safety, security and employee involvement.

Applications are available at, and must be submitted by July 31.


Ikea to phase out incandescent bulbs

PHILADELPHIA » Swedish home furnishings purveyor Ikea is turning out the lights at its North American stores next month when it plans to start replacing its stock of incandescent light bulbs in favor of longer-lasting and energy-efficient ones.

The company said it hopes to have all incandescent bulbs out of its U.S. and Canadian stores by Jan. 1, and only sell other, longer lasting bulbs. That’s ahead of federal legislation that calls for a phaseout beginning in 2012.


Miami toughest place to find employment

Miami is the most competitive major job market in the country, according to jobs search engine

Indeed crunched the numbers of government unemployment data released earlier this month, ranking metropolitan areas by number of jobless per job posting.

The least competitive job markets, broadly, were the Washington area; San Jose, Calif.; Baltimore; and New York, according to Each had one job posting per jobless person.

The most competitive job markets were Tampa, Fla.; St. Louis; Jacksonville, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Chicago; Sacramento, Calif.; Riverside, Calif.; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Detroit; and Miami.


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