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Stockton's Cafe Coop opens new offices downtown

Stockton's Cafe Coop opens new offices downtown

Cafe Coop, a business incubator with an innovative collective workspace that's membership driven, has moved to new facilities on North Sutter Street in downtown Stockton. Cafe Coop's mission is to create a sustainable community filled with individuals and organizations that creates positive change. Its facilities offer start-up companies and entrepreneurs: -Shared collaborative space in downtown Stockton -Partnered services, shared resources and knowledge Espe Vielam, Executive Director, says Cafe Coop partners with organizations and individuals, develops leaders and fosters innovative ideas through different mediums (artistic, social, environmental, etc.). Cafe Coop's grand opening Friday offered visitors the chance to tour the facilities as well as meet several of the current tenants who said they appreciated the opportunity to have a working environment at a reasonable cost.

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Employers Ready To Meet Jobseekers at Modesto’s HIREvent

Modesto’s free HIREvent will feature hundreds of available job opportunities from a variety of Central Valley area employers, plus free resume help from employment professionals.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627)

WHAT:      Modesto’s HIREvent 

WHERE:   Clarion Inn Conference Center – 1612 Sisk Road (near Highway 99 and W. Briggsmore Ave)

WHEN:      Tuesday, March 11th, noon – 4pm 

Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

It’s been said that, “money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy choices” and choices can often create a more comfortable life. With CHOICES in mind, if I were to ask you what your heart’s desire was right now, what would you say? What choices would you truly like to be able to make if finances were not a concern?

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent features a long list of immediate job openings from a variety of Central Valley employers, along with free expert resume help for jobseekers.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627) or (916) 996-3786 day of the event.

WHAT:       Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent  

WHERE:   University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, January 28th, noon – 4pm  

WHO:           Delaware North Companies Yosemite

                     Health Plan of San Joaquin

$60 million for employee training available for small businesses

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) has $60 million in training money for California employers to upgrade thier employees skills.

ETP was created in 1982 and is funded entirely through employer contributions into the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Businesses must meet a $13.32 minium wage standard to particpate in the program and provide a living wage that leads to a career path.  Business owners determine what trainiing employees need, create the curriculum, choose the trainers and deliver the training in a way that best suits thier needs.

As an example, according to Mike Ammann, president & CEO of the San Joaquin Partnershipp, a non-profit private economic development organization serviing San Joaquin County, Amazon used ETP to train employees for the Tracy and Patterson fulfillment centers.

Family Financial Cents: The Art of Living Grateful

Family Financial Cents: The Art of Living Grateful

 

The presents are all unwrapped and now it’s time to see things through the Lens of Thankfulness. Take a look at this quick video for tips on how to learn the Art of Living Grateful and how it can bless you and your family now and throughout your life. Be sure to share your thoughts on Living Grateful below!!

 

Long-awaited River Islands development to start first phase

Long-awaited River Islands development to start first phase

After nearly a decade of delays, lawsuits, regulatory hurdles and a major recession, the Cambay Group has given the green light to the first phase of the 5,000-acre River Islands at Lathrop development on Stewart Tract.

"We anticipate closing on 239 out of the first 498 lots we offered," said project director Susan Dell'Osso. "My hope is that the models will open next May."

Currently the development has four builders under contract to begin work on the first of the 2,500 homes that have been approved for the development. The first group of homes will run in the $350,000-$450,000 price range.

Ultimately planners hope to see 11,000 homes dot the landscape near the San Joaquin River on Stewart Road. Over the next 25 to 30 years, the master-planned community will also include a high school, two middle schools and eight primary schools. There is also a planned business park that will provide jobs.