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Immigration law compliance: The basics of I-9 verification

Employers in the Central Valley have long understood the importance of compliance with immigration law to maintain a viable workforce.
With the election of Donald Trump, national attention has been sharply focused on numerous immigration-related issues. Employers are well-advised to take this opportunity to audit their compliance with the most basic of their obligations under federal law: I-9 compliance.

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Powers promoted Adult Parole Operations Director

Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.

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Federal regulations: reform on the horizon?

 

Bruce Sarchet

On Feb. 24, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force within 90 days to identify burdensome regulations for possible repeal, replacement, or modification.

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Denham to host town hall

 

Rep. Jeff Denham

DENAIR — Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, will host a town hall meeting with Stanislaus County Board Supervisor Vito Chiesa, Assemblyman Heath Flora and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth on Monday, April 17.

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CEO spotlight: past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber

 

PHOTO COURTESY SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

STOCKTON — Carlos Villapudua plans to blend his experience in politics, business and social work into his new role as the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s CEO.

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University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

Modesto Pastor to Serve as Guest Chaplain in U.S. House of Representatives

Modesto Pastor to Serve as Guest Chaplain in U.S. House of Representatives

With the sponsorship of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), Pastor Glen Berteau of The House Modesto will serve tomorrow as the guest chaplain in the United States House of Representatives. Pastor Berteau will offer the opening prayer of the legislative session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET.

“Pastor Berteau has been a great leader in our community,” said Rep. Denham. “I’m honored to share the floor of the House with him and to bring his talents as a speaker and evangelist to my colleagues.”