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Employees: an asset and a liability

As a business owner you strive to attract, develop and keep your employees. Whether your workforce is big or small, skilled or unskilled, customer-facing or back of the house, your enterprise is highly dependent on the people you choose to surround yourself with.

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SJ Bike Coalition hosting Stockton’s first PARK(ing) Day

What’s the value of a parking space? On Sept. 15, artists, activists and residents of San Joaquin County will become part of a worldwide effort to transform those spaces into something more than a place for a car.

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Public hearing for new state rail plan to be held

The Assembly Select Committee will hold a public hearing on the new California State Rail Plan.

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EDD releases unemployment numbers for July

The Employment Development Department released job data today, showing an increase over the previous month for certain areas in the Central Valley region.

San Joaquin County showed unemployment at 7.7 percent in July, up from 7.3 in June, yet lower than the 8.1 percent of July 2016. Those numbers reflect the Stockton-Lodi market.

Modesto’s unemployment rate for July was 8 percent, and Merced was 9.7 percent.

In the Modesto market, the number of employed sat at 229,200, while unemployed people numbered 19,800. Merced’s employed numbered 101,800, and unemployed were 10,900. Stockton-Lodi’s employed was 294,200 and unemployed were 24,400.

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State holds $7.1B in unclaimed property


Assemblyman Health Flora, right, presents a ceremonial check to Paul Rodrigues and Jessica Vaughan of the Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca.

California is in possession of $7.1 billion in unclaimed property belonging to an estimated 27.9 million individuals and organizations.

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Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Modesto, CA — Four hospital campuses within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network, including Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Sutter Health hospital campuses ranked among the top 50 in the state include:

Code enforcement symposium to be held at UOP

University of the Pacific be the venue for a code enforcement symposium focusing on issues facing the San Joaquin Valley.

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