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Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

 If the Central Valley’s economy were a car, Stockton’s bankruptcy and the recession would be receding in the rearview mirror; new jobs and housing starts would be a growing presence in the windshield (though maybe not approaching as fast as we’d like); and in the distance to the east and west, a few storm clouds.

The car analogy is mine, but positive economic trends are pretty much what business people heard at this morning’s Business Forecast breakfast presented by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce... Read More

What the unemployment rate doesn’t tell you about the Valley’s job picture

What the unemployment rate doesn’t tell you about the Valley’s job picture

Last fall, for the first time since before the recession, unemployment in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties dipped into the single digits. It was taken as a sign that recovery from the recession was finally reaching the Central Valley... Read More

San Joaquin County Council of Governments tops in the state!

San Joaquin County Council of Governments tops in the state!

In the final calculations for fiscal year 2014, the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) finished number one among regional agencies in the state as to percentage of federal obligations. This means the SJCOG is getting its available funding out to work at a greater rate than the 28 other regional agencies in California. "Our mission is to get transportation dollars out there to work for the traveling public as quickly as possible" says SJCOG Executive Director Andy Chesly. As a result, the region will receive, in fiscal year 2015, an additional $1.7 million! Finishing just behind the SJOCG were the Bay Area (MTC) , the San Diego Association of Governments, and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards nominations sought

Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards nominations sought

The San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women is looking for women to honor at its Feb. 15 dinner at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.

The Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards honor women who have made achievements in San Joaquin County in categories such as business, community service, creative arts, education, government and politics, homemaking, law and legal services, labor and employment, health care, media, peace, religion, research, science, sports, women’s rights and women’s services... Read More

November unemployment rates up slightly in area counties

November unemployment rates up slightly in area counties

Unemployment ticked up slightly in November in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.  Both counties reported a 10.7 percent unemployment rate, up from revised October rates of 9.9 for San Joaquin and 10.0 for Stanislaus County.

The counties’ rates remain higher than the state’s overall 7.2 percent rate and significantly higher than the national average of 5.8 percent... Read More

Recycling is Big in CA! CalEPA official outlines strides over last 25 years

Recycling is Big in CA! CalEPA official outlines strides over last 25 years

 An unwrapped toy for the Child Abuse Prevention Council was the admission ticket for the Stockton Chamber's annual "Refreshments with the Recyclers" Holiday luncheon at the Stockton Hilton Wednesday.

Hot jobs for 2015

Hot jobs for 2015

Marketing executives, software developers and truck drivers are among the hot jobs right now, according to CareerBuilder... Read More