ECONOMIC RECOVERY - Keeping jobs in V...

ECONOMIC RECOVERY - Keeping jobs in Valley is 2010 goal

There are 8 comments on the www.fresnobee.com story from Jan 17, 2010, titled ECONOMIC RECOVERY - Keeping jobs in Valley is 2010 goal. In it, www.fresnobee.com reports that:


Economic development corporations try to retain employers.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010

By Tim Sheehan / The Fresno Bee

Economic development professionals are typically a pretty optimistic bunch.

But in the central San Joaquin Valley, the lingering effects of recession have sobered expectations for commercial and industrial growth.

"As much as we've read about the economy starting to pick up, we haven't felt that here," said Steve Geil, president of the Fresno County Economic Development Corp. "We're sitting behind that curve."

Valley counties still want to attract companies to locate or expand their manufacturing or distribution presence in the region. But much of their focus in 2010 will be on preserving the businesses and jobs that are already here.

Geil and his counterparts in neighboring counties have their work cut out for them.

Across Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties, the number of people out of work is nearly double what it was when the recession began about two years ago, and economists expect the unemployment rate -- about 16.4% for the region -- to rise a little higher before tapering off slowly in late 2010 and into 2011.

"A lot of the unemployment we're seeing is because companies are in survival mode," said Geil. "They've trimmed and trimmed their work force."

Business-retention efforts by the county EDCs include offering help finding financing, employee training, entrepreneurial support and navigating government regulations.

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#1 Jan 17, 2010
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What's happening elsewhere in CA??

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Economist:'The worst is behind us'

Economic index nudges up slightly, but slow recovery ahead for valley

Debra Gruszecki • The Desert Sun • January 17, 2010

There are positive signs on the horizon for economic growth — in the short and long term.

Banks, now under much scrutiny, are likely to solidify capital reserves — a step that could help entrepreneurs open small businesses.

The Coachella Valley has received an injection of federal stimulus money, as well, to help existing small businesses in hard-hit communities revamp their business plans, streamline profitability and create new jobs.

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department awarded $8.3 million to Indio to buy, fix and sell foreclosed houses last week alone.

Other stimulus money has been doled out, some of it being used to put hard hats on construction workers on Gene Autry Trail at Vista Chino in Palm Springs and on Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a $500 million California Jobs Initiative to create 100,000 jobs, retrain people for another 140,000 and get the economy back on track.

The good news is the national recession ended in the third quarter of 2009, said Chapman University economist Esmael Adibi, who compiles The Desert Sun's quarterly Economic Index report.

While the valley's real job creation may not come for 12 to 15 months, Adibi said,“The worst is behind us.”

The Coachella Valley job market endured a devastating year in 2009. Adibi described the losses as the worst he's seen since 1994.
That's going to make any climb out of recession a protracted one, said Adibi, who directs Chapman University's A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research in Orange.

MORE ... http://www.mydesert.com/article/20100117/BUSI...

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#2 Jan 25, 2010
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Business Updates: Citrus Marketing

Published on 01/25/2010 ... By Bob Luder

Booth Ranches makes addition to sales staff

Orange Cove, Calif.-based Booth Ranches LLC hired Tracy Jones from Valentine Produce in August to handle the company’s domestic citrus sales.

The company also recently purchased a new packinghouse, taking over the old home of Sunny Cove Citrus, which closed.

“We’re making some modifications,” said Neil Galone, vice president of sales for Booth.“Customers should not be able to tell which house product came from.”

Galone also said the company has broken ground for a new office facility in Orange Cove that should be ready by August.

http://thepacker.com/Business-Updates--Citrus...

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#3 Mar 10, 2010
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Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate, offer boost to Obama

By Ian Swanson - 03/09/10

The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point.

The once-a-decade census is coming at the best possible time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, who have taken political lumps for more than a year over a jobless rate that stands at 9.7 percent.

Some think the administration will get good news as soon as the next monthly labor report, which will be released the first Friday in April.

“This is the best-timed census you could ever dream of,” said Heidi Shierholz, who tracks the labor market at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. She believes the March unemployment report will show the economy added jobs instead of subtracting them.

MORE ... http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/85...

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2010 Census Jobs

Nov 4, 2009 ...

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. These short-term jobs offer good pay,...

MORE ... http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/

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Mister_Sunshine

Stevinson, CA

#4 Mar 10, 2010
March 5, 2010

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (Democrat)

“Today is a big day in America. Only, only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good”.

Economic Recovery? Kinda like Global Warming... really hard to swallow...

“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#5 Mar 30, 2010
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~~ JOB INFO ~~
The Orange Cove Irrigation District
Systems Operations Technician

Contact Information
Ref ID: FB18708

Description: Systems Operations Technician The Orange Cove Irrigation District is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Systems Operations Technician. Duties include operation, maintenance and repair of the District's water distribution and hydroelectric generating facilities, including the electrical and electronic aspects of a SCADA system. Successful applicant should possess a minimum of four years experience in the maintenance and operation of a SCADA controlled system, general electrical and electronic technical background, understanding of pipe hydraulics and computer skills. The District offers excellent employment benefits, including vacation, health insurance and deferred compensation package.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter stating your qualifications and desired salary. Respond in confidence to: Orange Cove Irrigation District, Attn: Manager/Confidential, 1130 Park Boulevard, Orange Cove, CA 93646. Deadline is April 15, 2010, or until filled. No Phone calls please.

Source - The Fresno Bee

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/J...

Orange Cove Irrigation District;
http://74.125.93.132/search?q= cache:J0VSejK4FnMJ:www.fresnol afco.org/documents/staff-repor ts/Approved%2520MSR's/Orange%2 520Cove%2520Irrigation.pdf+ora nge+cove+irrigation+district &cd=5&hl=en&ct=cln k&gl=us

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komoe

AOL

#6 Apr 1, 2010
I am a proud UNION member and I DEMAND that you hire me for a job !-
any job !

I refuse to work for less than $34.00 an hour --plus demand FULL health and retirement benefits !--
i demand ' time and a half ' pay ,.... after 8 hours ,...
and demand 15 min breaks every 2 hours ,..
and a paid full hour lunch
& double time on the weekends !
and i demand 3 weeks full paid vacation -
please don't hire any Mexicans !
Americans need jobs !---------
please hire only real Americans !--
hire the union man !

“Fair & Balanced Editing”

Since: Jun 10

Orange Cove (Fresno County) CA

#8 Sep 21, 2010
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The Business Journal
Fresno - Madera - Tulare - Kings Counties
http://www.thebusinessjournal.com/

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Funding to improve Valley agriculture training

Written by Business Journal staff
Monday, 20 September 2010

California State University, Fresno and West Hills College in Coalinga aim to increase enrollment in agricultural programs through $783,000 in federal funding announced today.

The funding, part of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education grants program, was leveraged to support the San Joaquin Valley's agriculture economy by expanding programs in agriculture and water science with an eye on institutions that serve large Hispanic populations.

With $245,000 of the funds, Fresno State aims to increase the number of graduates in Food and Agricultural Sciences by 10-20% by acquiring advanced scientific equipment, increasing the program’s infrastructure and research capabilities, and enhancing recruiting efforts.

Another $290,000 to Fresno State will help develop an Agricultural Education Orientation program that will recruit and enroll students from across the region. The program aims to enroll 20 students each year who will be exposed to career opportunities in the agricultural education field.

West Hills College, Coalinga was awarded $248,000 to address the shortage of students entering careers in irrigation and natural resources. The funds will go towards creating two new academic programs in Irrigation Technology and Natural Resource Management to build upon their existing Agricultural Engineering Technology program.

The funding will also allow West Hills to purchase new equipment and classroom technology and boost enrollment by increasing recruiting across the Valley and in underserved communities with high populations of Hispanics.

“These funds are a down payment on our Valley’s future and an investment in our agriculture economy,” said Rep. Jim Costa announcing the funding.“These programs will train the next generation of farmers, leaders, and entrepreneurs who will keep our economy growing and competitive in a global market.”

SOURCE ... The Business Journal ... http://www.thebusinessjournal.com/education/6...
Bob is Back

Hayward, CA

#10 May 26, 2016
komoe wrote:
I am a proud UNION member and I DEMAND that you hire me for a job !-
any job !

I refuse to work for less than $34.00 an hour --plus demand FULL health and retirement benefits !--
i demand ' time and a half ' pay ,.... after 8 hours ,...
and demand 15 min breaks every 2 hours ,..
and a paid full hour lunch
& double time on the weekends !
and i demand 3 weeks full paid vacation -
please don't hire any Mexicans !
Americans need jobs !---------
please hire only real Americans !--
hire the union man !
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