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Personal income seeing growth throughout Central Valley

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

Are Central Valley households earning more?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal income experienced growth in 2016 in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties.

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Report: California wage increase could lead to 400,000 jobs lost

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

On Jan. 1, minimum wage in California will rise to $11 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 per hour for businesses with 25 employees or less. It’s a 50-cent raise over 2017’s numbers.

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California minimum wage increase affects local business

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

Jan. 1 marks the next mandatory wage increase in California, with a rise to $10.50 for businesses with 25 or less employees and $11 for companies with 26 employees or more.

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Gallo in top 100 of ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2018

E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto was chosen as one of the best places to work in a recent survey.

The winery, founded in 1933, was ranked 14 out of 100 of the “Best Places to Work in 2018” by Glassdoor, a job recruitment company. In 2016, Gallo was ranked 47 out of 50.

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Construction boom highlights shortage of industry workers

By MELISSA HUTSELL
Business Journal Writer
mhutsell@cvbizjournal.com

LODI — The demand for infrastructure in the U.S. is growing, but the supply of skilled workers isn’t. The country is in the midst of a construction boom, but nationwide, more than 200,000 jobs in the industry remained unfilled. So, where is the next generation of skilled craftspeople?

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Fargo resigns as CEO from Downtown Stockton Alliance

 

Cindi Fargo has resigned as the CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance after three years with the organization.

STOCKTON — Cindi Fargo, CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance for more than three years, has resigned her position, according to the organization.

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Center for Business and Policy Research publishes NSJV Index

 

Jeffrey Michael, PhD, executive director for the Center of Business and Policy Research at UOP, reviewed the highlights of the 2017 North San Joaquin Valley Index.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

MODESTO—University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business Center for Business & Policy Research unveiled its data-packed North San Joaquin Valley Index on Nov. 16, highlighted a slow, sustained growth since the recent years of recession.

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