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SEIU’s Dirty Little Secrets

SEIU’s Dirty Little Secrets

by JACKSON REESE | California Policy Center Hernandez is the now-former top boss at California’s largest labor union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In a truly let-them-eat-cake-moment, she’s been charged on multiple counts of embezzlement and tax fraud after allegedly cutting herself checks from a union political action committee and underreporting her earnings by […]

California Construction Job Turnover Rate Is 17.0%

California Construction Job Turnover Rate Is 17.0%

Mike LaFirenza As with many industries, the construction industry experienced major setbacks in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction projects across the U.S. stopped, and employment in the industry fell by 14% from March 2020 to April 2020. While the industry has since rebounded, in part due to a nationwide housing boom and […]

California Is The 17th Best-Paying State For Construction Managers

California Is The 17th Best-Paying State For Construction Managers

Mike LaFirenza While many industries suffered during the pandemic, construction kept going strong amid low interest rates and increased housing demand. Ironically, even though construction is booming, firms are having a hard time finding labor. Experts are divided on why this is, but one prevailing notion is that many people see construction as a job […]

Biden Administration Plans To Build Wind Farms To Power 10 Million Homes

Biden Administration Plans To Build Wind Farms To Power 10 Million Homes

Thomas Catenacci  The Biden administration laid out an ambitious plan Wednesday for government-funded wind farms along the east coast, which it said would sustain millions of Americans’ energy needs. Multiple federal agencies are planning to collaborate on the project, which will be completed by 2030, Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland said during a renewable energy conference in Boston […]

The City Of Camarillo Is Hosting A Job Fair At Constitution Park On Tuesday, October 19th From 9am To 1pm.

The City Of Camarillo Is Hosting A Job Fair At Constitution Park On Tuesday, October 19th From 9am To 1pm.

The 2021 Camarillo Job Fair aims to support local Camarillo businesses who have found difficulty in finding employees and local job seekers who are seeking employment.   “City staff has been meeting with local businesses as part of the City’s Business Outreach Program. One commonality we’ve found with Camarillo businesses, both large and small, has been […]

Record 4.3 Million People Quit Their Jobs In August As Workers See Opportunity In Chaotic Labor Market

Record 4.3 Million People Quit Their Jobs In August As Workers See Opportunity In Chaotic Labor Market

Harry Wilmerding A record 4.3 million Americans quit their job in August as retail and bar and restaurant industries saw the largest surge in employees who left their positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. Roughly 2.9% of the workforce left their jobs in August, a jump of 242,000 from July’s […]

‘I Don’t Think There Is An Answer’: Labor Secretary Shrugs Off Questions About Why People Aren’t Working

‘I Don’t Think There Is An Answer’: Labor Secretary Shrugs Off Questions About Why People Aren’t Working

Sebastian Hughes U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh told Axios he wasn’t sure why people aren’t rejoining the workforce despite a large number of job openings. “These questions are asked every month,” Walsh said in an interview released Sunday. “I don’t think there is an answer,” he continued. The jobs report for September showed the U.S. economy […]

California Carpenters Earn Median $52,775 Per Year, 14th Highest In U.S

California Carpenters Earn Median $52,775 Per Year, 14th Highest In U.S

Mike LaFirenza The residential real estate market has been booming during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more buyers looking for homes and competing for unusually low levels of inventory. With new supply desperately needed, the market currently presents enormous opportunities for builders and developers who are able to provide new stock. However, the supply of both […]

NYC Teachers Make Last-Minute Appeal For Supreme Court To Block Vaccine Mandate

NYC Teachers Make Last-Minute Appeal For Supreme Court To Block Vaccine Mandate

by Kendall Tietz In a last-ditch effort to delay the Friday deadline for unvaccinated New York City teachers to receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, some teachers filed a petition for an emergency injunction, the New York Post reported. Four plaintiffs appealed to Justice Sonia Sotomayor to stop the city from removing unvaccinated […]

3C-REN Launches Multifamily Home Energy Savings Program

3C-REN Launches Multifamily Home Energy Savings Program

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura, Calif. – September 30, 2021 – 3C-REN (The Tri-County Regional Energy Network), a partnership between the Counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura that delivers energy-saving programs and industry trainings, is launching the Multifamily Home Energy Savings program, which works with property owners and managers to identify and […]

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