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San Joaquin almond crop looks good

San Joaquin almond crop looks good

San Joaquin almond crop looks good
Western Farm Press
A PCA with Wilbur-Ellis at Hughson, Calif., Wagner works with almond growers in Stanislaus and Merced counties east of Highway 99, from Modesto to Merced. He also farms 5000 acres of almonds in this same area in partnership with two producers. ...

New farm water rules means more work

New farm water rules means more work

New farm water rules means more work
Enterprise-Record
MODESTO — A new era of regulations for farmers is about to begin, which means groundwater regulation, continued surface water rules and more paperwork. Growers in the Sacramento Valley will have new rules, ...

CarMax hiring positions in Modesto

CarMax hiring positions in Modesto

MODESTO - CarMax, Inc., the nation's largest retailer of used cars, is currently recruiting for more than 75 store positions for their Modesto and Fresno locations. The positions are in service operations, which include reconditioning associates and experienced technicians. Full and part-time permanent positions are available, as well as evening shifts.

“As we prepare for the busy spring and summer car buying season, we have an opportunity for increased staffing,” said Tom Folliard, president and CEO of CarMax. “Our excellent career opportunities combined with training, development and a unique company culture is what makes CarMax a great place to work year after year.”

CarMax is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the seventh consecutive year.

Job seekers attend Modesto HIREvent

Job seekers attend Modesto HIREvent

MODESTO - Job seekers gathered at the Modesto Centre Plaza Tuesday, to apply for over 400 jobs available at Modesto's HIREvent job fair from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Companies looking to hire employees included E&J Gallo Winery, CarMax, Big 5 Sporting Goods, AFLAC, Bronco Wine Company, San Joaquin Valley College, Modesto Technical College, Prime Shine Express, Valley Yellow Pages, University of Phoenix and U.S. Army.

Job fair in Modesto set for March 29

Job fair in Modesto set for March 29

MODESTO - Over 400 jobs will be available at Modesto's HIREvent on Tuesday, March 29 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Modesto Centre Plaza, located at 10th and K Streets.

A wide variety of new job openings will be offered at the free job fair. Companies looking for new employees include E&JGallo Winery, CarMax, Big 5 Sporting Goods, AFLAC, Bronco Wine Company, San Joaquin Valley College, Modesto Technical College, Prime Shine Express, Valley Yellow Pages, University of Phoenix and U.S. Army.

For more information visit www.JobJournal.com or call 888-843-5627.

Occupational Olympics & Career Expo set for March 23

MODESTO - Approximately 700 Stanislaus County high school students will converge on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Wednesday, March 23 for the 26th Annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition (OOCE). The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Designed to promote academic and occupational understanding in various career areas, and recognize high school students who excel in their mastery of skills, the event is sponsored by Save Mart CARES, the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Stanislaus Partners in Education (SPIE), Stanislaus County Fair, Modesto Junior College, MJC Tech Prep Consortium and the Valley Sierra CTE Collaborative, local business and industry, and school districts county-wide.

Approximately 53 vendors representing business/industry are participating and students will have the opportunity to speak to them regarding careers and college.

Crime prevention focus of Twitter Town Hall in Modesto

Crime prevention focus of Twitter Town Hall in Modesto

MODESTO - A passionate group of Modesto residents and business owners gathered together Tuesday night for a Twitter Town Hall (#nomocrime) at Too Tall's Donuts on Cafe off of Oakdale Road, to discuss ways to prevent crime in small businesses. Modesto Police Chief Dan Harden, Police Sgt. Rick Armendariz and Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson were on hand to give advice and answer questions from the group.

Organized my www.modesto6.com creator Dan Rogers, the event was designed to discuss how social media has become one of the quickest and most efficient methods of delivering vital information, especially in the case of reporting crime.