Employment

Farms, government lead job losses in July

The Central Valley saw a bump in unemployment during July, with fewer farm and government jobs mostly to blame.

Fresno fair looks to fill 500 jobs at jobs event

The Big Fresno Fair will host a job fair Thursday to fill nearly 500 positions for this year's event.

Solar firm to hold hiring event in Mendota

Solar system developer First Solar is looking to fill positions through an open hiring event in Mendota Aug. 14.

Workforce board launches employer hotline

The Business Services Center of the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board will be giving local firms advice on hiring and employment law through a new hotline open during the week.

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.