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Procurement expo to connect vendors, government agencies

Securing a government contract can sometimes seem like a monumental task encased in mounds of red tape. So much so that small vendors don’t even attempt to secure such clients. The Small Business Procurement Expo seeks to change that.

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Patterson High delivering futures in trucking careers


Seeking to fill an ever-increasing need, Patterson High School is working with its Supply Chain & Logistics Advisory Committee and Truck Driving partners to host a job fair and hiring event.

On May 2, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the job fair will be open to qualifying students from Patterson High School. Twenty industry partners will be in attendance to take students’ resumes, conduct interviews and—in some cases—offer jobs post-graduation.

The partnership is made possible by the school district’s Career Technical Education programs, and partners include industry leaders such as Costco Distribution Center, Restoration Hardware, Grainger Distribution Center, Morning Star Trucking, Kohl’s Distribution Center, Bronco Wine Co., Paradise Tomato, CVS Caremark Distribution Center, Sysco Central California, Northern Refrigerated Transportation, Foster Farms, Penske Logistics, GC Trucking and Arctic Glacier... Read More

Weak handshake? Survey reveals tech interview ‘do nots’

Like to talk poorly about your previous or current employer? Slouch? Have trouble making eye contact or have a weak handshake?

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Carfax celebrates 20B database records

Carfax, a database that collects vehicle histories to help consumers avoid buying lemons, recently announced it had surpassed 20 billion records.

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Unruh-Salonen hired as CCO by Community Hospice

Modesto-based Community Hospice recently announced the hiring of Karryn Unruh-Salonen as its new chief clinical officer (CCO). She comes to the organization with more than 30 years clinical and healthcare experience.

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Oak Valley Bank reports Q1 results

Oak Valley Bancorp, the holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank based out of Oakdale and serving several cities throughout the Central Valley, reported its first quarter financial results for 2018.

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Pending bills would impose requirements on state employers

The California Legislature is back in session, and once again several bills would impact workplaces in the Central Valley, imposing new restrictions and regulations on the operation of businesses. Four of these bills are summarized below. As always, this column does not substitute for the advice of legal counsel.

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