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Denham Announces Central Valley Job Fair

Denham Announces Central Valley Job Fair

MODESTO, Calif. — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today announced his 2013 Central Valley Job Fair, being held in conjunction with the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance. The job fair, which will take place on Wednesday, September 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Modesto Centre Plaza, will help connect employers with job seekers and provide an opportunity for face-to-face meetings.

“The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues to hover around 12 percent,” said Rep. Denham. “I intend to do everything I can to help hiring employers meet with job seekers and prepare those looking for work to best present themselves.”

“Any way you slice it the Alliance is all about jobs - creating them and putting people to work,” said Teri Adams Jones, communications marketing manager for the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance.

Enterprise zones eliminated - now what?

Enterprise zones eliminated - now what?

With a vote of 55-16 the California Assembly eliminated one of the few powerful incentives Central Valley cities and counties have to attract businesses and create jobs. Assembly Bill 93 passed the Assembly June 27 after the Senate approved it earlier that week, effectively eliminating enterprise zones.

“This certainly doesn’t help us,” said San Joaquin Partnership President Mike Ammann. “The San Joaquin Partnership has always supported the enterprise zone to attract warehouse operations.” Now Ammann said he will use new state incentives to promote manufacturing opportunities in San Joaquin County.

Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Demonstrating the proliferation of mobile technology into nearly every facet of our lives, more than eight out of 10 home buyers are accessing home information on their smart phones and computer tablets, according to the California Association of Realtors’ (CAR) 2013 Survey of California Home Buyers. This information shouldn’t come as a surprise with 90 percent of media consumption being screen-based. Seems like this “trend” is becoming a lifestyle.

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5 tips for creating great web content

5 tips for creating great web content

It takes a lot of work these days to keep your website ranking well in the search engines. The days of simply having the right keywords in your website are gone. Websites that are dominating their markets on the web are creating content specifically to reach their target audiences. This presents a challenge for most businesses that want to be found in the search engines but don’t have a content strategy.

Content strategy is nothing new. News publications have been doing it for centuries. A content strategy is knowing who you want to reach and creating content to draw them in.

Covered California announces health plans for small businesses

Covered California announces health plans for small businesses

SACRAMENTO — Covered California, the state’s new health benefit exchange, announced Aug. 1 the insurance carriers and rates for its small-group market, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

“Employer-sponsored health coverage has historically played an important role in insuring Californians, and our launch of a full-choice small-group market is a testament to the state’s commitment to build on the critical role of employer-based coverage,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee.

Over 600 Job Openings at Modesto’s HIREvent

Over 600 Job Openings at Modesto’s HIREvent

Modesto’s HIREvent will feature hundreds of great job opportunities from a wide range of Modesto area employers, plus free expert help with resumes. 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

WHEN:      Tuesday, July 23, noon – 4pm

 

WHO:         E & J Gallo Winery, Millerick Engineering, G3 Enterprises, Pactiv,           San Joaquin Valley College, DirectLine Technologies, McLane          Pacific, and more!

Entrepreneur Ecologic Brands opens Manteca, CA manufacturing facility

Entrepreneur Ecologic Brands opens Manteca, CA manufacturing facility

It was ironic that the makers of America's first molded paper bottle would move in to a former heavy-use plastics facilty, but the bright smiles on the faces of Ecologic Brands' CEO and employees proved it was the perfect ending to a journey that started with a "seed of inspiration".

  Founder and CEO Julie Corbett (right) celebrated the grand opening of Ecologic Brands' new facility today by relating the history of the 58,800 square foot building in Manteca Industrial Park.   

   She said the building had housed a plastic auto parts manufacturer, a supplier to the New United Motors Manufacturing (NUMMI) plant in Fremont, CA. When NUMMI shut down three years ago, so did the manufacturer, laying off 200 employees.  

  "We have moved into a building and replaced plastics," said Corbett.