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Public Works Day 5th Annual Event to Focus on Exploration of Environmentally Beneficial Careers

Public Works Day 5th Annual Event to Focus on Exploration of Environmentally Beneficial Careers

Annual education event adds themed stations, kinesthetic learning, and careers benefiting the environment With the influx of innovative technology, and a renewed focus on experiential learning, Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Public Works Day offers an event that engages youth of all ages. On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, the free, multi-agency community educational event takes […]

America’s Job Center, Oxnard May 2019 Career Shops

America’s Job Center, Oxnard  May 2019 Career Shops

Space is limited. Prior registration required. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Participants must be registered with CalJOBS (https://www.caljobs.ca.gov) before signing up for a career shop. For more information, call the West County America’s Job Center at 805-204-5171. Career shops are sponsored by the Human Services Agency, EDD Workforces Services and […]

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . California’s minimum wage increase has cost the state thousands of jobs worth of growth in the state’s booming restaurant industry, according to a recent study by the University of California Riverside. California passed a bill in 2016 to bring the state’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour. For businesses with […]

‘Thanks For Nothing!’: Times Square Billboard Blasts Ocasio-Cortez Over Amazon Deal

‘Thanks For Nothing!’: Times Square Billboard Blasts Ocasio-Cortez Over Amazon Deal

Virginia Kruta, Associated Editor    “Thanks for nothing, AOC!” A giant digital billboard in Times Square is calling out freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her supposed role in sinking the city’s deal with Amazon. The billboard, paid for by business advocacy group the Job Creators Network, details just a few of the things New York may have lost when […]

“Best Company to Work For” The Cheesecake Factory Now Hiring for New Oxnard Location — Hiring Now!

“Best Company to Work For” The Cheesecake Factory Now Hiring for New Oxnard Location — Hiring Now!

WHAT:           The Cheesecake Factory®, named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for five consecutive years, is opening a new restaurant this April in The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard, and is looking to hire nearly 250 passionate staff members to join the team. Hospitality-minded individuals who take pride in their work […]

Free Career Workshops in February

Free Career Workshops in February

February 2019 Career Shops Location: West County America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171  February 8 – Veterans Orientation, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – This collaborative meeting provides our veterans with information on local services and programs that are available to the veteran. February 8 – The Power of CalJOBS, 1:30 p.m. […]

Shortage developing in California of educated workers

Shortage developing in California of educated workers

. By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views When you are teaching being white is a racist statement, do you expect educated graduates?  When you teach males are rapists and the United States hates people of color, then the diploma given at a UC or State College is worthless—a tree died for nothing.  When you […]

People with Disabilities are Coming Back into the Workforce

People with Disabilities are Coming Back into the Workforce

Grace Carr | Reporter   Disabled persons are entering the workforce as overall unemployment rates drop and companies consider an expanded pool of potential job applicants for entry-level and essential positions. Persons with disabilities have long been sidelined and unable to find employment, due in part to stigma and from an inability to perform tasks […]

America’s Job Center, Oxnard | November 2018 Career Shops

America’s Job Center, Oxnard | November 2018 Career Shops

Space is limited. Prior registration required. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Participants must be registered with CalJOBS (https://www.caljobs.ca.gov) before signing up for a career shop. For more information, call the West County America’s Job Center at 805-204-5171. Career Shops Classes are located at West County America’s Job Center, 2901 N. Ventura Rd., […]

US Economy Adds 201,000 Jobs in August | Outpaces Expectations

US Economy Adds 201,000 Jobs in August | Outpaces Expectations

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August, outpacing experts expectations by 9,000, according to Friday’s jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate remained stable at 3.9 percent. Experts expected the rate to drop to 3.8 percent or farther. July’s jobs numbers were revised downward from 157,000 to 147,000. “What’s […]

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