Employment

State: Unemployment down in Valley for September

Unemployment rates fell across the Valley last month, according to new data from the state Employment Development Department.

Valley career tech night Oct. 15

More than 3,000 students are expected to attend Fresno County Office of Education's Regional Occupational Program's Central Valley Career Tech Night on October 15. Car

Valley housing agencies get job training grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developing has awarded more than $230,000 to Valley public housing agencies to help low-income residents gain employable skills.

Fresno State study finds ‘helicopter parenting' hurts job prospects

Cartoon by Howard WilliamsRecent college graduates entering the workforce can already expect the slow recovery of the economy and high unemployment rates to hinder their transition into the professional world, but new research suggests a threat may also be found closer to home.

Valley unemployment rates fall in August

Unemployment rates were down across the Central Valley in August, according to the latest report from the state Employment Development Department.Fresno County posted a 10.1 percent unemployment rate in August, down from 11.8 percent in August 2013 with educational and health services adding 3,200 jobs in the period.

Fresno staffing firm to hold job fair

Fresno staffing firm Spherion will hold a job fair at its office on Sept. 18 in honor of National Staffing Employee Week.

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.