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Subsidized employment program: An opportunity for employers and job seekers

Subsidized employment program: An opportunity for employers and job seekers

Yolo County has been working with employers to provide new job opportunities through the Subsidized Employment Program. The program, administered through the Health & Human Services Agency, incentivizes local employers by cutting employment costs when hiring Yolo County residents, while also assisting eligible low-income job seekers otherwise unable to find employment.

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

More than 40 employers will gather in Woodland on June 23 to offer jobs to those seeking employment.  Prior to that, on June 6, the Yolo County’s Health & Human Services Agency will be available to help job seekers prepare for the job fair.

Employment services experts will be on hand on June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, located at 25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland, to help job seekers succeed at the job fair, including tips for properly completing job applications, preparing resumes and nailing the interview.  Those interested in attending the prep event are encouraged to RSVP at: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054eabaf22abfa7-howtoget.

Midtown Business Association gains approval to renew business district through 2027

Midtown Business Association gains approval to renew business district through 2027

The Midtown Business Association (MBA) recently received approval by stakeholders to renew the PBID (Property & Business Improvement District) for another 10 years. In addition, the Midtown PBID coverage area will expand to include the neighboring Alhambra corridor starting in 2017.  With the expanded footprint, MBA will service the Midtown area from 16th to Alhambra and from the Governor’s Mansion to the new Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

As consumers increasingly rely on mobile and online banking tools, it’s easy to fall prey to identity thieves seeking to steal financial information.

Approximately 17.6 million people averaged a loss of $1,343 to identity thieves in 2014, with 86 percent of instances involving a victim’s existing accounts rather than newly created ones.[1].

April is Financial Literacy Month, and part of being financially literate is ensuring your financial information is secure. There are several steps consumers can take to mitigate crime and ward off identity thieves, both on and offline.

1.     Keep your computer hardware and software up to date. Make sure your computer’s operating system has all the necessary antivirus updates and upgrades. This includes Wi-Fi and broadband connections.

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Yolo County, the cities of Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency are excited to announce completion of the Yolo Rail Realignment Economic Benefits Study.  

Prepared with support from a 2014 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, the study analyzes the economic potential of relocating the rail line that runs through the centers of Davis and Woodland, and extending rail service to industrial areas in Woodland, the west side of West Sacramento and the Port of West Sacramento.  Study findings show rail relocation could generate substantial economic benefit in Yolo County and align well with regional flood protection options currently being studied.

2015 “Calling All Dreamers” Winner Allspicery to Officially Open Storefront 4/6!

2015 “Calling All Dreamers” Winner Allspicery to Officially Open Storefront 4/6!

The winner of the 2015 Calling All Dreamers competition presented by the Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) will officially open a downtown “Allspicery” storefront on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Owner Heather Wong of Allspicery is set to open the first one-stop spice shop of its kind in Sacramento located at 1125 11th Street.

Job Fair March 9 in Winters

Job Fair March 9 in Winters

Continuing efforts to help meet the labor force needs of employers throughout the region, and to help Yolo County job-seekers find employment, the Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board and Health & Human Services Agency, in partnership with the City of Winters and Office of Congressman John Garamendi, are teaming up to sponsor a regional job fair on Wednesday, March 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Winters High School, located at 101 Grant Avenue.

Representatives from more than 30 employers and labor apprenticeship programs throughout Sacramento, Yolo and Solano counties are scheduled to participate in the event.  Goodwill Industries, Four Wheel Campers, California Conservation Corps, Visiting Angels, Walgreens and Gymboree are among those scheduled to be in attendance.