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Find a fresh start at Modesto HIREvent

Find a fresh start at Modesto HIREvent

Whether reentering the workforce, looking for a better job, or exploring alternative career options, jobseekers will find outstanding opportunities to give their employment search a boost at Modesto’s next HIREvent on November 19th.

Those seeking a fresh start can expand their network with valuable new contacts and meet recruiters from a diverse variety of private and public-sector employers, all eager to hire for full- and part-time positions ranging from entry-level to management. Also, resume experts will be offering free individual consultations to help attendees improve up their resume.

This free job fair is coming to the Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, on Tuesday, November 19th, from noon to 4pm. Modesto’s HIREvent is sponsored by CBS 13, CW31, Telemundo 33, Cumulus Media, and Job Journal. For more information, go online to JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).

San Joaquin USA Entrepreneurial Challenge offering "early start" for applicants

San Joaquin USA Entrepreneurial Challenge offering "early start" for applicants

2014 applicants encouraged to attend December workshops

Aspiring entrepreneurs from San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Alpine, Calaveras, Amador, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties can compete for cash and services worth over $24,000 in the fifth annual San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge (SJEC).  

Gas Prices lowest since last January!

*  "We're in a longer-term downtrend with retail gasoline prices"

California drivers are now paying gasoline prices not seen since the end of January, following five weeks of declines at the pump, according to price surveys Friday.

The state average is $3.753 a gallon for regular on Friday - 3.2 cents lower than last week. The national average is now $3.315, which is down 4.5 cents in a week's time.

"The last time averages were this low was at the end of January, although prices are still about 15 to 20 cents higher than they were at the lowest point of the year on Jan. 1," says Jeffrey Spring, a spokesman for the Automobile Club of Southern California.

 "Heading into November and December, there should be more downward pressure on gas prices provided there are no refinery issues or other incidents, because those months see lower fuel demand and the cheaper winter blend of fuel is being sold in California," says Spring.

14 Best Ways to Find an Experienced Mentor

14 Best Ways to Find an Experienced Mentor

 

Name one piece of advice for getting an older or more experienced entrepreneur to mentor you.

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Get a Warm Introduction

If there’s an entrepreneur you want to meet, getting a warm introduction is absolutely the best way to start a relationship. A friendly intro means you come well recommended by someone he already trusts, and that’s usually the biggest hump to get over in the beginning.

Why classifying workers as independent contractors could be putting your business at risk

Why classifying workers as independent contractors could be putting your business at risk

The Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service have been quietly going full tilt to find employees misclassified as independent contractors.  These two agencies have determined that “[t]he misclassification of employees as something other than employees, such as independent contractors, presents a serious problem … to the entire economy.” 

The little-known “Misclassification Initiative” is an interagency agreement to go after employers to “reduce the incidence of misclassification” and to “help reduce the tax gap.”

Butler’s Pantry hits the streets with good-looking kitchen items

Butler’s Pantry hits the streets with good-looking kitchen items

 Combine one stylish vehicle with the latest in kitchen tools, cookware and accessories, and an enthusiastic owner with a designer flair and what do you get?

A unique and popular retail truck called the Butler’s Pantry.

Modesto designer finds success through self-employment

Modesto designer finds success through self-employment

When Sally Gerbo lost her job in 2007, she had a crucial choice to make: either find another position with a large design firm or turn misfortune into opportunity and strike out on her own.

Four months pregnant with her first child and just months away from the start of the Great Recession, she chose the latter.