State: Valley workforce receives April-fruit bump

Central Valley unemployment rates inched lower in April as harvest activities geared up on some area farms, according to new data from the state Employment Development Department.

Fresno Black Chamber to host Valley Business Diversity Expo

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC) will host the 2015 Central Valley Business Diversity Expo on April 22. 

Valley unemployment rates mostly lower in March

Valley unemployment rates were mostly down in March, and remained on a downward trend year-over-year.

Open house to share job training success; new $12M grant

Fresno's Reading and Beyond will host an open house April 2 to share plans to expand the Fresno Bridge Academy thanks to a new $12 million grant.

Nunes talks jobs with Visalia Cigna employees

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) visited Cigna Health Care employees in Visalia today to talk about his successful bid to keep several hundred jobs in the region. 

Valley unemployment rates creep up in January

Central Valley unemployment rates crept up in January following the holiday season, according to new data from the state Employment Development Department.

Fresno WIB to host free job-search training

The Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Business Services Center has partnered with the California Employers Association (CEA) to offer a special job search training program beginning March 4. 

Report: Fresno lags in advanced industry jobs

A new report from the Brookings Institute found that Fresno ranked 95th out of the top 100 metropolitan areas for advanced industrial workers. 

Valley unemployment rates fell in Dec. '14

Fresno County's unemployment 11 percent last month, down from 12.1 percent last year and the lowest December rate since 2007.

Valley unemployment up as farm jobs suffer

Employment fell throughout the Central Valley in November as more farm laborers found themselves out of work.