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Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto among 10 worst cities in U.S. for job seekers

Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto among 10 worst cities in U.S. for job seekers

by Paul Janes, News10

Website Wall St. 24/7 recently released their list of 10 American cities in which young people have the most difficult time landing jobs.

Following are those 10 locations, which unfortunately include three local cities:

 

Read the Wall St. 24/7 article to see the criteria by which these cities were ranked.

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Employers Ready To Meet Jobseekers at Modesto’s HIREvent

Modesto’s free HIREvent will feature hundreds of available job opportunities from a variety of Central Valley area employers, plus free resume help from employment professionals.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627)

WHAT:      Modesto’s HIREvent 

WHERE:   Clarion Inn Conference Center – 1612 Sisk Road (near Highway 99 and W. Briggsmore Ave)

WHEN:      Tuesday, March 11th, noon – 4pm 

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent features a long list of immediate job openings from a variety of Central Valley employers, along with free expert resume help for jobseekers.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627) or (916) 996-3786 day of the event.

WHAT:       Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent  

WHERE:   University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, January 28th, noon – 4pm  

WHO:           Delaware North Companies Yosemite

                     Health Plan of San Joaquin

$60 million for employee training available for small businesses

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) has $60 million in training money for California employers to upgrade thier employees skills.

ETP was created in 1982 and is funded entirely through employer contributions into the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Businesses must meet a $13.32 minium wage standard to particpate in the program and provide a living wage that leads to a career path.  Business owners determine what trainiing employees need, create the curriculum, choose the trainers and deliver the training in a way that best suits thier needs.

As an example, according to Mike Ammann, president & CEO of the San Joaquin Partnershipp, a non-profit private economic development organization serviing San Joaquin County, Amazon used ETP to train employees for the Tracy and Patterson fulfillment centers.

Valley tech win: Dubai signs on with Manteca's Retail Green

A technological revolution is slowly taking place in retail marketing and the Central Valley may play a big role in that change. Manteca-based Retail Green has developed a new platform for businesses to produce electronic receipts for customers.

"There is nothing like this on the market right now," said Ayman Sulaiman, who co-founded Retail Green in 2009.

The company has developed what Sulaiman said is a non-intrusive platform that produces receipts for retail sales without ever producing a hard copy receipt. The company has signed its biggest contract to date with the emirate of Dubai.

Under the deal, which Sulaiman said could be worth up to $150 million, the country will mandate that retailers use the platform starting next year. The company is also beginning construction on a data hub to service the contract that could bring up to 10 new high-tech workers to Manteca in the next year.

Crothall Laundry Services - Anchor Tenant in CenterPoint Intermodal Center - Breaks Ground

Crothall Laundry Services - Anchor Tenant in CenterPoint Intermodal Center - Breaks Ground

As trains moved along the UP intermodal tracks in the background and a clamshell digger started moving dirt, groundbreaking ceremonies took place for the first project at the CenterPoint Intermodel Center in Manteca yesterday morning.

Long-awaited River Islands development to start first phase

Long-awaited River Islands development to start first phase

After nearly a decade of delays, lawsuits, regulatory hurdles and a major recession, the Cambay Group has given the green light to the first phase of the 5,000-acre River Islands at Lathrop development on Stewart Tract.

"We anticipate closing on 239 out of the first 498 lots we offered," said project director Susan Dell'Osso. "My hope is that the models will open next May."

Currently the development has four builders under contract to begin work on the first of the 2,500 homes that have been approved for the development. The first group of homes will run in the $350,000-$450,000 price range.

Ultimately planners hope to see 11,000 homes dot the landscape near the San Joaquin River on Stewart Road. Over the next 25 to 30 years, the master-planned community will also include a high school, two middle schools and eight primary schools. There is also a planned business park that will provide jobs.