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Food and Sustainability

Salvation Army Pilot Program Offers Job Skills In The Kitchen

May 25, 2017 | Julia Mitric

It's graduation time for seven culinary apprentices in Sacramento who might otherwise be homeless. They are the first class to graduate from a pilot job skills program for residents of the Salvation Army's homeless center.

Aerojet Rocketdyne In Rancho Cordova Plans To Reduce Its Local Workforce

April 10, 2017 | Randol White

One of the largest employers in Rancho Cordova says it plans to reduce its local workforce by 1,100 jobs over the next two years.

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More Sacramento Companies Plan To Hire in Q2

April 3, 2017 | Steve Milne

Most Sacramento companies will be adding workers over the next few months. A poll of Sacramento employers finds 77 percent will be hiring workers between now and June. That's up from 63 percent in the first-quarter of the year.

New Hiring, New Fears In New Year

January 1, 2017 | Steve Milne

More than 60 percent of the Sacramento area's top employers plan to hire in the first-quarter, up five percent from a year ago. But some companies are worried potential changes in healthcare and workplace benefits rules could thwart those plans.

California Leads Country With Most Job Gains

December 7, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

California’s employment picture improved last month, with 29,000 new private sector jobs added. Experts see the trend continuing into next year.

Government Leads Sacramento's October Job Growth

November 18, 2016 | Steve Milne

Sacramento's October job gains in government, retail and education were offset by losses in construction, manufacturing and leisure and hospitality. The unemployment rate in October was 5.2 percent, up from September's 5.1 percent.

State Government

Are Rigid Employment Licensing Requirements Hurting California's Economy?

October 4, 2016 | Daniel Potter

To get a job in California, you often need a license. A report from a nonpartisan state oversight agency says such rules can make it tough for qualified people to get hired.

Report: Sacramento Workers Earn 10% More Than U.S. Average

July 20, 2016 | Steve Milne

New federal data show Sacramento area workers earn 10 percent more than the national average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics office in San Francisco released the numbers today.

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Business

Golden 1 Center Is Hiring

July 13, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The Golden 1 Center will provide hundreds of part-time jobs when it opens in downtown Sacramento later this year. A job fair Thursday at Sleep Train Arena starts the hiring process with "speed-dating" style interviews.

San Joaquin County Workers Strike

July 7, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

It's back to the picket lines again today for some San Joaquin County employees. About a thousand workers walked off the job Tuesday in a three day strike.

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