Employment

Central Valley unemployment rates mostly steady in June

Fresno County's unemployment rate for June held steady at 10.4 percent, a month after hitting a five-year low.Central Valley unemployment rates for June stayed flat or rose slightly in the month after hitting five-year lows, according to new statistics released by the state Employment Development Department today.

State: Fresno County unemployment reaches 5-year low

Fresno County's unemployment rate for May was 10.5 percent, the first time it was below 11 percent since September 2008.Bolstered by increasing activity on Central Valley farms, unemployment rates in May continued dropping to levels that haven't been seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.

Dinuba firm aims to hire 341 in new tax credit program

Fresh Select LLC is a Dinuba-based produce refrigeration and distribution business.A Dinuba company is in line for the new California Competes Tax Credit, one of 31 companies across the state selected to participate in the new program.

Reedley tops state in employment growth

A recent list showed Reedley outpacing all other California cities in employment growth, followed closely by Madera at No. 5.

Valley farm jobs make a comeback in April

Many farm workers were back at the job in April, making a sizable dent on unemployment rates in the San Joaquin Valley.

Fresno rated poor for new careers

Fresno fell low on a list of 150 most populous cities where young people have the best chances of starting a career.

Fresno included in state's new hiring credits

California Gov. Jerry Brown named Fresno as one of five hiring credit pilot areas as part of his new plan to spur the state's economy.

Valley unemployment continues year-over declines

Fresno County's unemployment rate for March was 13.8 percent, with the professional and business services sector posting the largest year-over-year jobs boost, according to a new report from the state Employment Development Department.

Clovis event to offer vets jobs, assistance

Several local businesses will line up to give veterans a shot at a job during Military Appreciation Day in Clovis May 17.

AT&T on Valley hiring spree

AT&T is seeking dozens of employees in the Central Valley as part of an effort to meet a growing demand at its stores nationwide.