Articles Tagged With ‘Unemployment’

Haggens closing Los Osos store

Haggens, a Washington-based chain of grocery stores, announced Friday plans to close 27 stores – including the Haggens located in Los Osos. The stores are slated to close in 60 days. Earlier this year, Haggen bought 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions... (Continue reading)

Report: SLO County has jobs but lacks quality work

A new report on the state of the local economy indicates that San Luis Obispo County has a higher level of employment than state and national averages, but local jobs tend to offer relatively low pay and little advancement opportunity.... (Continue reading)

SLO County unemployment hits low despite decrease in jobs

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate fell last month to a more than six-year low, even though the amount of jobs in the county decreased by nearly 4,000. The county unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in December, marking the... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony issues 66 layoff notices

The health care services department at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo sent out 66 layoff notices giving a six months warning of layoffs to take effect Dec. 1. Every psychiatric technician at the facility received a notice... (Continue reading)

Unemployment down in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County is ranked fifth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released last week by the California Employment Development Department. The SLO County unemployment rate fell from 6 percent... (Continue reading)

California unemployment checks delayed

Thousands of Californians did not receive their unemployment checks this week while the state struggles to upgrade its 30-year-old payroll system. On Tuesday, the Employment Development Department announced that about 50,000 unemployed Californians did not receive their unemployment checks. A... (Continue reading)

The minimum wage charade

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Both chambers of the California state legislature recently passed the largest increase in the minimum wage in decades and the Governor promises to sign the bill. The claim by supporters is that the raise will make... (Continue reading)

SLO County unemployment falls to 7 percent

With 7 percent unemployment, San Luis Obispo County is now ranked fourth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is... (Continue reading)

State’s economy remains mired

A declining rebound of California’s economy is being predicted by the UCLA Anderson Forecast, with fiscal situations on other continents given as the primary reason. (San Jose Mercury News) China’s economic tumble, Europe’s recession and the slow U.S. recovery have... (Continue reading)

Deportation halt may swamp state jobs

The Obama administration’s announcement Friday easing deportation of children and young adult immigrants will soon flood the already-stressed job market in California with new employment seekers. (Contra Costa Times)) As many as 350,000 of those affected by the directive are... (Continue reading)